New technology is always a little scary, so are Smart Cars. From GPS system and satellite radio to wireless locks, steering, brakes, and accelerator, today vehicles are more connected to networks than ever, and so they are more hackable than ever.
It’s not new for security researchers to hack connected cars. Previously they had demonstrated how to hijack a car remotely, and how to disable car’s crucial functions like airbags by exploiting security bugs affecting significant automobiles.
Now this time, researchers at Norway-based security firm Promon have demonstrated how easy it is for hackers to steal Tesla cars through the company’s official Android application that many car owners use to interact with their vehicle.