Musk sent warning as Telsa 'could get hacked' with a million EVs under rogue control

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Mr Musk’s “full-self driving” feature is installed in thousands of Tesla cars has run into some problems. The Tesla CEO has made clear that this automated driving software doesn’t mean the vehicles can drive themselves and has warned that drivers should pay full attention when using these cars. The multi-billionaire has come under fire over the flaws in the technology as 579,000 vehicles with the software have been recalled over safety fears.

But Dan O’Dowd, a tech expert and CEO of Green Hills Software, has warned that there may be a bigger issue on the horizon.

He claims that if these vehicles are hacked into, chaos could be unleashed.

Mr O’Dowd told Express.co.uk: “Tesla putting self-driving cars on the Internet, what could go wrong? They could get hacked.

“All the Tesla are running the same software every day.”

Mr O’Dowd was already furious with Mr Musk over the faults that appeared in Tesla’s full self-driving (FSD) cars.

He claimed: “FSD does not just roll slowly through stop signs, it also swerves into oncoming traffic and must be banned from our roads altogether.”

But he feared if these cars were hacked into, it could spell far more danger on the way.

He told Express.co.uk: “If you find a way to hack one of those cars and gain control through the Internet, you could hack them all because they all have the same bug.

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There have been various Tesla hacks in the past, including one where hackers showed they could steal a Tesla Model S by cloning a key fob.

Mr Musk has promised to ramp up cyber security and make the vehicles harder to hack.

But he has admitted that the security boost has come “embarrassingly late”.

It involves adding two-factor authentication (2FA) for the Tesla app, which Mr Musk has been promising for at least a year.

When cybercriminals crack your username and passcode, they still need to enter an authentication code if 2FA.

Without that code, either provided by an authenticator app, hardware key, or text message, the login will fail.

Tesla has been contacted for comment on the fresh claims.



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