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Just like any other Internet-connected device, any car with built-in two-way remote communication between it and the outside world has the potential to the victim of an unauthorised hacking attempt.

This week, that fact has been proven true with the claim that the Tesla Model S, unquestionably the most Internet-connected and remotely-connected car on the market today, has a major security flaw.

The claim reportedly comes from Chinese Internet security giant Qihoo 360, which claims that a software flaw in the Model S operating system makes it possible for hackers to remotely unlock a Tesla, control the horns, headlights, wipers and panoramic sunroof.


Lots more on the TE website: http://transportevolved.com/2014/07/17/official-tesla-model-s-hacked-chinese-security-firm/

Can't wait for the response from Tesla, you'd think they'd be hot on this, but you'd think that BEFORE it was exposed too. :D
 

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They said the same about the Prius, but it turns out they need physical access to the OBD port first.
 

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They said the same about the Prius, but it turns out they need physical access to the OBD port first.
True a lot of these things tend to require something in place before the "remote hack" can happen, but I wonder what the situation is here. Hope it's cleared up and expanded upon.
 
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