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Hack a Tesla and win a stack of cash at the Beijing SyScan 360 Security Conference

If you’re involved in security or hacking then you might be going to the SyScan 360 security conference on the 16-17 July in Beijing.  When you register you’re also entitled to participate in the Tesla hacking competition and attempt to control a Tesla Model S car and win a stack of cash.

Tesla Motors was founded by Elon Musk and the Tesla Model S car features a full 17 inch touchscreen in the center of the console that provides touch access to almost all the functions of the car, from Google maps  to climate control and lots more.

The competition is aimed at testing the safety of the Tesla smart cars.

If you can successfully hack into the Tesla Model S you can earn yourself a whopping $10,000 in prize money.

There isn’t much information available about the rules of the competition at this time, but Forbes magazine were told there will be a Tesla Model S and some computers on site, but not much else was said.

Tesla is known to consider safety a large factor in the design of its cars and even employed ex-apple security specialist Kristin Paget to make sure it stays that way.

Apparently Tesla is not involved in the competition or supporting the competition in any way, although I’m sure they’ll be keeping a close eye on the results.

So what are you waiting for!!  Get yourself registered and see if you can work you way inside the computers of a Tesla smart car.

About Simon Walker

I was an IT consultant for 20 years and ran my own web design and development company for an additional 3 years. I have been involved with technology from birth. OK, that maybe an exaggeration, but it sure is a long time. I'm also an avid Home Theater geek and self appointed installer for friends and relatives. My first serious modding of Smart-Phones started with my T-Mobile WING and now Android devices. I'm also a bit of a photographer, although Android has kind of taken over my life and photography has taken a back seat.