April 30, 2007

TMC Traffic Feed Hacked - Bad Data on your GPS?

Have you been getting erroneous messages on your TMC Traffic equipped GPS? Well, you might in the future. Two security experts in Europe figured out how to hack into the TMC system and transmit signals that can create fake incident reports on your GPS unit. The TMC system works over the FM band, and transmits incident codes that then pop up on the GPS as "Accident", "Construction", or apparently Terrorist Incident... It doesn't sound like an attractive project to go and implement this in the US, as there aren't so many people who use the TMC features in the US, but I would imagine we'll see something in the future about this in Europe, as many more cars are equipped with TMC capability.

at Computerworld via Gizmodo

Read More in: Traffic News

Share this Article with others: social bookmarking

Related Articles:

Came straight to this page? Visit GPS Lodge for all the latest news.

Posted by Scott Martin at April 30, 2007 6:27 AM

Recent Comments

Post a comment









Remember personal info?




Please enter the letter "y" in the field below:
Please press Post only once. Submission of comments takes up to 20 seconds because of Spam Filtering.
Join the Mailing List Mailing List
Enter your Email


Powered by FeedBlitz

facebook_badge.jpg twitter_badge.jpg

Subscribe - RSS
Site Navigation

Visit our other properties at Blogpire.com!

Archives

TechPiree

This weblog is licensed under a Creative Commons License.

Powered by
Movable Type 6.3
All items Copyright © 1999-2017 Blogpire Productions. Please read our Disclaimer and Privacy Policy