I.T. Security and Linux Administration

Apr 30 2014   8:26PM GMT

Hackers hack traffic lights

Eric Hansen Eric Hansen Profile: Eric Hansen


This one is interesting.  When I first saw the title it brought me back to the golden days when I would hack Coke and Pepsi machines (it was cool to get to the debug menu).  I then also read on how to hack those light signs that construction workers place, though I did nothing with the information.  Overall the idea of it this even being possible doesn’t shock me the slightest.

A lot of the content in this article though is theoretical.  It doesn’t discuss anything that actually happened, just that a contractor that works for a IT consulting firm tested these wireless sensors.  The end result was that even the most basic of security practices weren’t being followed (i.e.: no encryption with data), and these are placed in some major US cities like Washington D.C. and San Francisco.

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