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Tesla shows just how to respond to a car-hacking problem

Tesla shows just how to respond to a car-hacking problem
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When we found out that 1.4 million Fiat-Chrysler cars could be hijacked over the Internet, it took Chrysler days to put together a fix. They had to issue a recall and mail out USB drives with the patch. It was a nightmare. It turns out there's a bug in Tesla Model S cars, too.

But unlike the hacks on Fiat-Chrysler vehicles, Tesla had a plan in place to address issues like this.

It seems like a no-brainer that regularly released software updates would be sent to super computers, right? Well that's what most cars are these days, super computers on wheels. These internal vehicle computers control everything you could think of when it comes to driving.

From acceleration to the radio, and everything in between, the computer controls the car. Which means once hackers find a flaw, they won't stop until they're in complete control of your vehicle. Scary, isn't it?

Next page: What happened to Tesla vehicles and what is the company doing about it?
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