Joe Grand, hacker extraordinaire is at it again. This time he’s developed a way to hack the new “smart” parking meters which are beginning to show up in most major cities. By using a basic oscilloscope, he managed to analyze the prepaid cards which are used for instant payments. Then, he was able to reproduce his own cards to gain unlimited balance and therefore unlimited hours.
While the full details of the project haven’t yet been released beyond the pdf embedded below, you can read more about the inner workings of the hack on his site. Furthermore, Grand demonstrated the methods he used at the Black Hat 2009 conference today. Get even more details about the project and view similar posts below: