Huge prizes up for grabs for anyone who can hack a Tesla

This year, for the first time ever, a popular car will be amongst the products hackers will be trying to exploit at the Pwn2Own contest.

Read more in my article on the Hot for Security blog.

Smashing Security #105: Facebook, Nietzsche, Tesla, and Nicole

Tesla takes customer service a step too far, is it a romantic gesture or stalking when you email 246 women called Nicole, and Carole finds herself in a Facebook dilemma.

All this and much more is discussed in the latest edition of the award-winning “Smashing Security” podcast by computer security veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault, joined this week by Jessica Barker.

Watch how a Tesla Model S was stolen with just a tablet

Criminals were able to dupe the Tesla’s passive entry system into giving them access, and letting them drive away.

(But only after they struggled to unplug it.)

Robotics supplier’s sloppy security leaks ten years’ worth of data from major car manufacturers

Security researchers have discovered 157 gigabytes of sensitive data from over 100 manufacturing companies left exposed online for anyone to access.

Elon Musk retracts vile Twitter accusation against cave rescuer

Tesla chief Elon Musk retracts his unfounded allegations against man who helped boys escape from a Thai cave, but scammers are given another opportunity to strike.

Thai Cave rescue scammers pose as Elon Musk

Time and time again, crypto scammers are creating accounts in the names of known Twitter users and using devious tricks to fool their followers into believing they are reading a genuine message from the likes of Elon Musk.

Ex-Tesla employee sued for hacking and stealing company data

Tesla claims former employee has admitted writing software that hacked company systems, and leaked data to external third parties.


Tesla saboteur caused extensive damage and leaked highly sensitive data, claims Elon Musk

Tesla CEO Elon Musk believes that the company is the victim of deliberate sabotage perpetrated by an employee.

Read more in my article on the Hot for Security blog.

Watch Teslas being hacked as they drive, from up to 20 km away

Chinese hackers literally open a backdoor on a Tesla car…


Hackers hijack Tesla’s website, Twitter account and email – but how?

Tesla Motors is famous for its high performance, gadget-filled, electric cars – but that doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s a master of all technology.

This weekend Tesla’s website and Twitter account was hijacked by hackers. But how did they do it?

Read my article on the Hot for Security blog.

How a hacked password can unlock a Tesla car

A luxury Tesla car, which (when maxed out with options and bells-and-whistles) is worth over $100,000.

You wouldn’t really expect the only thing to prevent a thief from unlocking it to be a simple six character password, would you?