Vulnerability in system traffic may cause gridlock By Arnoud Wokke , Thursday, May 1, 2014 09:39, replies: 53 , views: 6,173 • Feedback A hacker has found a vulnerability in the system that regulates traffic include the United Kingdom and France. It is unknown whether the vulnerable system is also in use in the Netherlands. Thanks to hack a malicious false data to send traffic, so that remain on red for example, long and so may cause. Gridlock It is unknown whether there are systems to prevent this hack or off, so the hack would have no effect. From the sensors The manufacturer has since the summer of last year at the height of the vulnerability, but will ‘not important’ him. The vulnerability is in the sensors in the pavement that record how much traffic comes at traffic lights or waiting, writes developer Cesa Cerrudo on his blog. This involves sensor VDS240 of Sensys Networks, of which 50,000 are in use worldwide, including in major cities like London and New York. The sensors provide their input by the wireless access point at the traffic, but that traffic is not encrypted and is not using a secure connection. It would work something like Zigbee, the protocol to send home. Lamps and other home automation applications The hack does require hardware, but that costs less than 80 euros, says Cerrudo. Moreover, it can also be from the air: a drone on about 200 meters proved to be able to take over control of the sensors. Cerrudo keep the technical details a bit for himself, because he wants to reveal to Infiltrate security conference in 2014, which will take place in the United States within weeks. Update, 9:55: Tweaker WVL_KsZeN reports that the sensors in the Netherlands are not in use and that the traffic systems work in the Netherlands with induction instead of the hacked sensors.

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Vulnerability in system traffic may cause gridlock A hacker has found a vulnerability in the system that regulates traffic include the United Kingdom and France. It is unknown whether the vulnerable system is also in use in the Netherlands. Thanks to hack a malicious false data to send traffic, so that remain on red for example, long and so may cause. Gridlock It is unknown whether there are systems to prevent this hack or off, so the hack would have no effect. From the sensors The manufacturer has since the summer of last year at the height of the vulnerability, but will ‘not important’ him. The vulnerability is in the sensors in the pavement that record how much traffic comes at traffic lights or waiting, writes developer Cesa Cerrudo on his blog. This involves sensor VDS240 of Sensys Networks, of which 50,000 are in use worldwide, including in major cities like London and New York. The sensors provide their input by the wireless access point at the traffic, but that traffic is not encrypted and is not using a secure connection. It would work something like Zigbee, the protocol to send home. Lamps and other home automation applications The hack does require hardware, but that costs less than 80 euros, says Cerrudo. Moreover, it can also be from the air: a drone on about 200 meters proved to be able to take over control of the sensors. Cerrudo keep the technical details a bit for himself, because he wants to reveal to Infiltrate security conference in 2014, which will take place in the United States within weeks. Update, 9:55: Tweaker WVL_KsZeN reports that the sensors in the Netherlands are not in use and that the traffic systems work in the Netherlands with induction instead of the hacked sensors.

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