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Sensors Used for Traffic Control Systems Can Be Hacked, Experts Warn

30
Apr
2014

At the upcoming Infiltrate conference in Florida, IOActive researcher Cesar Cerrudo will demonstrate that hackers can manipulate the vehicle traffic control systems used in 40 major cities in the United States.

According to Wired, Cerrudo had found that hackers could use the magnetic sensors embedded in the street as an attack vector. The sensors feed data on traffic to access points and repeaters. These components then pass on data to traffic signal controllers.

The sensors are effici…

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