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

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

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