During the annual Def Con event this past Saturday in Las Vegas, carmaker Tesla recruited hackers in the event in an effort to protect its vehicles from possible cyber-attacks. This news comes after the exposure of how vulnerable to hacking automobiles from Fiat Chrysler and GM are, and its lack of cybersecurity knowhow. “Hackers are a crowd that is really important to us,” Tesla communication managerKhobi Brooklyn said. “It is a community that we want to be a part of, and collaborates with, as well as recruit from.” Brooklyn attended the event along with the company’s security team. Most of the carmakers automobiles are computerised and may be susceptible to cyber-attacks. According to Brooklyn, the company has collaborated with Lookout Mobile Security to detect any software vulnerabilities as well as finding appropriate software solutions for them. Recruiting hackers may just be another step forward in making sure that the company’s cars are secure from any cyber-attack. Car hacking has been a top issue in recent weeks ever since Fiat Chrysler recalled 1.4 million US cars and trucks last month when hackers exposed that they can remotely control them whilst being driven. Earlier this month, a hacker named Samy Kamkar also demonstrated […]
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