(Yicai Global) May 17 -- There will not be a connected vehicle era before network security is improved, Zhou Hongyi, chairman of digital security firm 360 Security Technology Inc., told the World Intelligence Congress in Tianjin.
You can use mobile phones to control cars, including those made by Tesla Inc., Zhou said, adding that this means non-owners can hack vehicles and take control of them to open doors, turn on the air conditioning or even just drive them away.
Zhou's research team has been simulating robberies of every new Tesla model put on the market, he said. "I'm not planning on robbing you for real, but a shield maker must first study spears."
Artificial intelligence is used in a number of unmanned systems, and all of these have security loopholes that can lead to dire consequences, Zhou added. Many current systems use open source software and frameworks, which contain even more loopholes, he said.
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