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Hack creates a traffic jam

Hack creates a traffic jam

Israeli students launched a hack, but they didn't steal money or passwords or identities. They jammed traffic.

Shir Yadid and Meital Ben-Sinai hacked the popular Waze app and created fake traffic reports.

What's especially novel about this hack is that it didn't alter infrastructure in any way. There was no wreckage added to the road, no interfering with traffic lights. Instead, it took an app so popular that people treat it like infrastructure and fooled it into thinking there was a problem.

Read the full story at Popular Science.

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