Tesla races to issue security update after researchers hack its Model S from 12 miles away

Earlier this week, a team of researchers from Keen Security Lab – a part of Chinese internet giant Tencent – demonstrated in a video how it had managed to remotely hack a Tesla Model S. In addition to doing things like opening the sunroof and moving the seats by controlling the parked vehicle from a few feet away, the team also showed that it could disable the in-dash control panel, and even engage the brakes from a remote location 12 miles away. The researchers noted that they were able to do so after they discovered numerous security flaws in Tesla’s…

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