US smart traffic flow systems vulnerability would allow a single car to mess up intersection timing


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Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2018/03/06/malicious-telemetry.html


#2

Looking forward to bricking my beater trying to reflash the firmware because it caught a virus on the highway.


#3

I wonder how the amount of chaos that would cause compares to just parking a car in the intersection, locking the doors and leaving it there. Would cost a lot less, no?


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I remember this! It was The Italian Job, right?


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I can’t find any independent confirmation that all new cars are equipped with this connected vehicle technology.


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If I could use it to flip the lights at intersections where the inductive sensors don’t see my licensed 250cc scooter, that’d be great.

Uh-oh, bad idea, bad idea:

Among a limitless number of possible uses, CVT can determine if a vehicle will run a red signal and can hold the conflicting traffic back so that serious, right-angle high-speed collisions can be avoided.

Won’t someone think of the unintended consequences?


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Isn’t it sorta weird that the dude who goes on and on about security theater is always the first one to amplify anything involving network security?


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It’s a proposed rule. The Trump NHTSA is slow-walking it, but it’s probably still on the way.

The first V2V-equipped vehicle was the 2017 Cadillac CTS.


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