The German artist Simon Weckert conducted a simple experiment to demonstrat
The popular Maps service leverages users’ GPS and location data sent by the from mobile devices to determine the routes for its users and avoid traffic congestion on a particular point of the path. Using data sent by the mobile devices Google Maps detects traffic jams and suggests alternative routes to the destination.
In Weckert’s test, the man was walking with 99 active phones simulating the p
This simple test demonstrates that is is quite simple to interfere with the map service. Such kind of attack could have serious effects on traffic and could be used by attackers to reroute vehicles through specifically chosen routes.
“99 second hand smartphones are transported in a handcart to generate virtual traffic jam in Google Maps. Through this activity, it is possible to turn a green