Reply to post: Re: Spoof traffic entering the Intelligent Traffic Signal System

Hackers create 'ghost' traffic jam to confound smart traffic systems

Jason Bloomberg Silver badge

Re: Spoof traffic entering the Intelligent Traffic Signal System

Have they ever considered designing a system that doesn't rely on any user generated data.

It's not really user generated data; it's data generated by the vehicle system, and there's no reasonable presumption such a system would wilfully lie if working as intended.

All data comes from somewhere and any somewhere can be hacked or replaced to provide false data. The problem is that it's hard to tell if it is correct or false data, being user generated or through a fault or error.

It's a simple trick, effectively standing in the lift lobby shouting "hold the doors!" but never boarding, radioing air traffic control that you are coming in for an emergency landing when you don't have a plane, calling in false reports to an emergency service, causing yourself to be prioritised to the detriment of others.

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