Hacking Into Parking Meters
Uh oh. Those prepaid cards that San Francisco drivers use to feed the meter? Totally hackable. That's according to engineers and programmers who say ...
Uh oh. Those prepaid cards that San Francisco drivers use to feed the meter? Totally hackable.
That's according to engineers and programmers who say it took them just three days to create fake cards that can store up to $999.99 on them, according to a story in the Examiner. Hello, black market!
The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency doesn't think impostor cards are on the loose but will look into it, said a spokesman.
The revenue from meters and parking already is an issue in budget discussions. Scofflaws, broken meters and cars exempted from paying all starve the system. The agency raised meter prices last month and is thinking about extending hours when the meters need to be fed. And adding meters in residential areas to raise money to repair streets.
The potential for card hacking is just one more headache.
Note to cities using such cards: If the numbers don't add up, check into prepaid card use.
Join the Discussion
After you comment, click Post. You can enter an anonymous Display Name or connect to a social profile.
Trump Reportedly Picks Iowa Governor for China Ambassador4 hours ago
Businesses: Anti-LGBT Bills Could Cost Texas $8.5 Billion and More Than 100,000 Jobs3 hours ago
Up Next for North Carolina's Governor Who Just Lost Re-Election: Meeting Trump17 minutes ago
Kasich Asks Electors Not to Vote for Him Dec. 1942 minutes ago
Medicaid Coverage for Addiction Treatment Varies Dramatically by State47 minutes ago
Christie Vetoes Bill Limiting Solitary Confinement1 hour ago