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Hackers Figure Out How To Stop A Tesla In Its Tracks From 12 Miles Away

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A group of Chinese white hat hackers has found a way to hack a Tesla, hitting the brakes on it from 12 miles away.

Keen Team, a renowned security research team, announced the successful hack in a YouTube video late Monday night, announcing on Twitter that they had “pwned Tesla Model S remotely.”

“As far as we know, this is the first case of remote attack which compromises CAN Bus to achieve remote controls on Tesla cars,” the group wrote in a blog post. “We have verified the attack vector on multiple varieties of Tesla Model S. It is reasonable to assume that other Tesla models are affected.”

In a statement, Tesla said that the company had pushed an update to fix the bugs exposed by Keen Team within 10 days of receiving their alert. The company also downplayed the real-world risk posed by this attack. – READ MORE

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