Tuesday August 09, 2016

Hackers Tricked A Tesla Into Hitting Objects In Its Path

Stuff like this is actually pretty scary when you think about it. Although they used a Tesla for the demonstration, jamming attacks like this could work on any number of vehicles with autopilot-like features. eek!

A group of researchers presenting at last week's Def Con hacker conference showed how they were able to overwhelm or deceive Tesla's sophisticated sensors to make a car hit an object it would normally detect in its path. "Normally the car will not move. However, when we jam the sensor it moves," Chen Yan said in a talk on Friday while playing a demo video of a Tesla Model S attack. "It hit me," he added, to audience laughter.

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