California's Fastrak Toll System Tags Are Easily Hackable

Bad news for California drivers (me) that use Fastrak (me) to get past toll roads and bridges fast (me). Hackaday reports that a security researcher named Nate Lawson presented information at the Black Hat conference in Vegas that demonstrated that the tags perform no authentication whatsoever, meaning a dude with a… » 8/07/08 1:20pm 8/07/08 1:20pm