The Pwn2Own festival was held within the CanSecWest meeting in Canada. It has something new this year. And that’s the automotive category. It promises to pay a bounty to a hacker who circumvents the safety of a smart car. And who will be the target in this new challenge is a Model 3, Tesla.
Trend Micro was the organizer of the event. In partnership with that, Tesla will reward those who manage to overthrow the defenses of its powerful smart car with values that reach US $ 300 thousand. The first to achieve the feat, takes home his own Model 3. Probably already with some security updates. In order to avoid problems with future intrusions.
“Our work with the security research community is invaluable to us.” Says the head of the vehicle software division at the automaker. “We look forward to getting to know and rewarding great work on Pwn2Own. So we can continue to improve our products and our approach.”
This is not the first incidence of Tesla’s involvement in this type of traditional practice in the technology market. The US company has its own rewards program launched in 2014. It currently pays up to $ 15,000 for problems encountered by independent developers.
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