Maybe most people think the above looks good in the Hollywood blockbuster of anti - Utopian but is impossible in real life .However in fact ,with urban traffic system becoming more and more intelligent ,it can be true.
Digital security researcher ,Cerrudo Cesar, has led a research in basic facilities of traffic lights of different cities around the world,including United States, Britain, Australia, China, and Canada. he has been demonstrate how he hijacked a traffic light system in dozens of cities of the United States. Students of Michigan University also said that they have completed a similar pilot projects to control more than one thousand traffic lights in a city.
How does Cerrudo invade the traffic control system?
However, the information is directly transmitted to the traffic management system without any encryption from each traffic access point, which allows hackers to capture all the information through a special device and transmitted wirelessly the tampered data to traffic light controller .
Without encryption and protection measures in the process of transmitting,it wil be easy to be hacked .
The vulnerabilities are very attractive to hackers and terrorists, because the infrastructure can cause more damage, and they are easy to be hijacked.
The intellectual system of the city in future are interconnected,so that once the intelligent transportation system is under attack, it will be utilized by hacker as a platform to attack other systems further, which will trigger a domino effect .
In our country, the intelligent transportation system is the direction of development of the future transportation system, so the intelligent transportation product is also the product positioning of the BBM Technology Co., Ltd. and other professional intelligent traffic lights Manufacturers In China.
Every technological leap will be reflected in our real life, the safety of intelligent life is not a personal problem,it also become a socially concerned problem.