Monday, January 05, 2009

"Low Tech Hacking"

At times, I've been known to rage against "authority" figures and rules, generally minor stuff like speeding, etc. Somewhat related, I enjoy discovering or hearing/reading of others discovering ways of defeating high-tech devices, particularly when the means of defeat is a notably low tech method.

Not to rant too much, but speed/stop light cameras serve only to produce revenue for the city/county/state entitity, they don't save lives in any fashion. I've always been curious about means of defeating the cameras, with super-reflective license plate spray or similar. This one is certainly high on my list of cleverly low tech:

http://gizmodo.com/5069422/the-muppets-animal-caught-speeding-driving-police-crazy

Genius.

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1 Comments:

At 11:06 AM, Blogger nr said...

Not completely low-tech, but a fairly simple way to defeat speeding and/or red light cameras:
Local teens claim pranks on county's Speed Cams

By the way, in USA jurisdictions that I know of they do care about a photo of the driver when issuing the ticket, they just use the license plate. It is sent to the car's owner no matter who was driving, then the owner can either admit guilt by paying, contest the ticket, or finger the actual driver.

 

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