Traffic lights could be the next target of the hackers

Few members of an institute of electrical and computer engineering, shared their findings about the weak commuting system of traffic lights. One of the statements made by these members in the report stated; “[The] critical nature of traffic infrastructure requires that it be secure against computer-based attacks, but this is not always the case.”

To confirm this theory, a team of researchers with the support of a Michigan agency, tried to hack about 100 traffic lights and to their dismay, the reports turned to be true. The test did reveal the issues about poor traffic infrastructure.

The research team said; “Our attacks show that an adversary can control traffic infrastructure to cause disruption, degrade safety, or gain an unfair advantage.”

University of Michigan has presented a report which explains the consequences and dangers of hacking traffic lights

University of Michigan has presented a report which explains the consequences and dangers of hacking traffic lights

This poses a danger of hackers who would control the traffic lights, by creating a chaos in the public, for the sake of fun.

As of now, the Michigan road agency has not reported any incident related to security threats of traffic lights. However, it is indeed a matter of concern as the same wireless systems are used by about 40 states.

About The Author

David Nataf started his career as co-founder of Net Development, a leading French web integrators, employing 80 people. After the merger of Net Development with Reef publisher, David joined the law firm, Jean-Pierre Millet, with the defense of computer attackers and victimes specialty ("hackers") in cases between different organizations such as NSA or other members of the international interception 'Echelon' network from the UKUSA treaty or the US Air Force. He is the author of several books on information warfare, consultant for the European Parliament as an expert in computer security (SSI) and electromagnetic signals intelligence (SIGINT). David Nataf successively launched several start-ups of the Internet in the field of paperless technologies termination of contracts online (""); online subscription to early stage fundraising foreshadowing the model will retain more later the platform "", or free roaming mobile operators (MVNO). Given his specialty at the cross road of anti computer crime legal advising, Internet technology, media and anti-propaganda operations, David has naturally become an actor's influence on the Web, working for a think-tank representing french defense and Aerospace. He is architecting crypto farms and masternodes for cryptocurrencies in Asia and Israel technological parks. He graduated in Law from the Faculty of Paris, is a passionate graduated gemologist by Gemological Institute of America "GG", Gemmological Association of Great Britain "Cert-Ga", practical daily triathlon.

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