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Tesla picks up another prominent Apple employee: Kristin Paget will now work on software security


Tesla has been picking up a number of Apple employees over the past months. Only weeks after poaching Apple Mac Hardware Vice President Doug Field to run Vehicle Design  Tesla snapped up Director of Manufacturing technology Rich Heley. Now they have a high profile software/network  security researcher on staff.

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Today, Kristin Paget  tweeted that she’d be joining Tesla on Monday morning.

From Re/Code: 

Neither Apple nor Paget talked much about what she did at the Cupertino, Calif.-based company, though her business card there carried the awesome title of “Hacker Princess.”

Paget, a transgender woman, has been well known in hacker circles both before and after her transition and previously helped Microsoft in its efforts to secure Windows Vista. At Defcon in 2010, Paget demonstrated how to build a fake celltower to intercept cellphone calls.


Paget worked at Apple since 2012 where she came from various other high profile security jobs including Ebay and Google and fixing Microsoft’s Vista.

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