Tesla Resurfaces as Target of Pwn2Own Hacker Takeover


Electric car maker Tesla is using the annual Pwn2Own hacker contest to incentivize security researchers to showcase complex exploit chains that can lead to complete vehicle compromise.

The company is offering a USD 600,000 cash reward to any hacker who can create exploits that navigate through multiple car systems to execute arbitrary code, in partnership with Pwn2Own organizations Zero Day Initiative. It’s not the first time Tesla has tried to get the attention of Pwn2Own’s skilled exploit writers.

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The company gave away a Tesla Model 3 to two researchers who successfully demonstrated exploits in 2019, and this year’s organizers intend to increase the complexity of what qualifies as a successful car-hacking exploit.

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