Accession Number:

AD1029875

Title:

Hacking Your Ride: Is Web 2.0 Creating Vulnerabilities To Surface Transportation

Descriptive Note:

Technical Report

Corporate Author:

Naval Postgraduate School Monterey United States

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2016-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

91.0

Abstract:

The purpose of this thesis is to determine the threats that social media and social navigation SMSN pose to the surface transportation system. The research catalogs the types of threats and SMSNs vulnerabilities, and uncovers terrorists malign use of social media for intelligence gathering. Academic researchers have already discovered threats in social navigation platforms such as Waze and Google Maps Sybil and man-in-the-middle attacks allow malicious actors to create traffic congestion and alternate vehicle routing. While this has not yet caused an attributable security concern to the vehicle surface transportation system, in the hands of malicious actors, these vulnerabilities could be exploited to orchestrate an attack that devastates infrastructure and risks human lives.

Subject Categories:

  • Radio Communications
  • Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE