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

JetSetJim Silver badge

Re: Braking News !!! :) <==== NOT a Typo !!!

I've been wondering for a while how easy it is to spoof the location data the phones are always sending to Google to see how it impacts the traffic layer on the maps. Want to get a few people off the road in front of you? Then spoof a few "slow cars" in the system ahead of you to bump up the traffic weight in the Google navigation world, hence getting redirects. No idea how many devices and throwaway accounts you'd need for this, though - and at the moment the effectiveness is limited as I suspect only a small percentage of drivers are using it.

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