Fiat-Chrysler will pay you $1500 to hack them, Tesla will pay you $10k — now we’re talking
Fiat-Chrysler is encouraging hackers to hack their vehicles and responsibly report security findings to them. If it’s a legitimate security vulnerability they’ll pay you $1500. Tesla will pay you $10k. Check out the article from Patch at http://patch.com/michigan/rochester/fiat-chrysler-wants-be-hacked-automaker-will-pay-1-500.
The money is one thing, but it’s great to see industries welcome the efforts of security researchers. I remember back in the day not knowing if a security vulnerability you reported would be welcomed or met with fire (I have never been threatened with any sort of legal action, but I’ve read about plenty of other researchers that have been). Now you can make a legitimate living doing this stuff, great!