Well, it's definitely a way to get a Model 3: Hackers exploited a vulnerability in the Pwn2Own hacking contest in Tesla's in-car browser, earning one of the electric cars as a prize.
Richard Zhu and Amat Cam – aka Team Fluoroacetate – were able to bypass various security measures to display a message in the browser.
Tesla has said that an update for the bug will be released to prevent future use. Meanwhile, the team of Fluoroacetate has gone from Pwn2Own with around $ 375,000 (about £ 283,700 or $ 529,100) in prize money and their new car.
We thank these researchers for their work, which helps us to ensure that our cars are the safest on the road today, "Tesla said in a statement.
This is to highlight the error that Zhu and Cam exploited was limited to the browser ̵
Hundreds of thousands of dollars were spent on bug-discovered bugs at the same hacking conference Apple Safari, Microsoft Edge, Microsoft Windows, VMware Workstation and Mozilla Firefox.
In other Tesla browser news, CEO Elon Musk announced on Twitter that the in-car software would soon pave the way for chrome – the Sam's open source Code based on Google Chrome
It remains to be seen whether the browser will become more secure or not, but do not try surfing the web while driving a car.