Hackers used the "JIT error in the display" to take control of the system.
Electric driver (EV) – Tesla had to give away one of his car models 3 and a $ 35,000 cash prize to a group of hackers after they failed to break the system during a hacking event.
Amat Cama and Richard Zhu of the Fluoroacetate team highlighted the vulnerability in the vehicle system during the Pwn2Own 2019 Hacking Competition organized by Trend Micro's "Zero Day Initiative (ZDI)", which was held this week.
Hackers targeted the infotainment system on the Tesla 3 model and used the "JIT Error Display" to take control of the system, reported Electrek on Saturday.
"Since the launch of our Bug-award-winning program in 2014, we have consistently increased our investment in partnerships with security researchers to ensure that all Tesla owners will always benefit from the brightest minds in the community," said David Lau, vice president of Tesla Software he says.
As part of Tesla's Bounty Bounty program, the company donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to hackers who exposed vulnerabilities in its systems.
EV-maker is pretty quick to fix the vulnerabilities discovered by the white hat hackers, says the report.
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