Throwback to when Elon Musk (the guy selling you self driving cars) namedropped r000tles because infosec is super super hard.

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Btw, while a social engineer had control of teslamotors.com DNS

Nobody could start or lock/unlock their $45,000+ cars.

A teenager called up and asked Network Solutions very nicely for control of the domain. And got it. And grounded hundreds of thousands of vehicles.

This company wants you in a self driving car.

@r000t That's pretty funny, but also a good reminder as to why a lot of things really shouldn't be connected to the internet.
I feel like in 10 years time it won't be possible to buy a new "offline" car.

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That ship has already sailed. GM has had cellular modems in most of their cars since the late 2000s

@r000t Huh, that interesting. Internet connected vehicles are a relatively recent thing down here in :aus: land. Maybe living on a deserted island has more benefits than I first thought.

@r000t Tesla is very much the "you first" type of brand
I can't imagine them ever having real success making cars, but years down the road real auto manufacturers are gonna copy what they've done and make it work and it's gonna change the industry forever

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"pissed everyone off in literally record time" - Recommended by 10 out of 10 people who, for some sad reason, have a dedicated column up to watch #fediblock.