The Electric Automaker Tesla wants to hire more than 30 Hackers with a full time salary to break into his cars, as evidenced from its display at the recent annual Def Con conference in Las Vegas. More than 10,000 coders and network-security professionals gathered there to show up and test there skills.
Tesla wants programmers to find the security bugs in its cars, those bugs which come with internet connections, the-air software updates, and have an infotainment screen billboard that is used to control everything from navigation to the door locks.
The Def Con event hackers took control of the car’s sunroof, lights, and horn which make it possible for Tesla to recruit specialists for what may become the biggest electronics-security team in the auto enterprise. Interns are also needed too. Anyone who finds a defect gets mentioned on the Tesla website.
Tesla’s own hacker princess former Apple and Microsoft employee Kristin Paget, told the Wall Street Journal that the firm had patched at least one security hole in the Model S reported by an outside hacker. Tesla wouldn’t confirm whether it had actually hired anyone from Def Con.