We frequently use
Google Maps to follow an area or to explore to our destinations. At the point when we are venturing out of our homes or on our approach to work or to any excursion, we utilize the application to know the sans traffic courses to our destination and to design our drives accordingly. The way smart phones have become an important aspect of our day to day life, similarly google maps has become important for us in our everyday commute.
Many companies has come with one and more applications that can attract more and more users that make it their most used app. However, none of the applications was able to compete with Google maps yet. We frequently hear applications and services being hacked or ruptured and leaks of user private and personal data without their consent. Google maps has provided strong security to deal with and protect it's user with such security threats and breaches.
I do not know how better these lines goes for these kind of acts 'Where there is a will, there is a way", since the reliable route navigating application, was hacked by a sharp stunt. Call it peculiar yet a German craftsman Simon Weckert has posted a video on YouTube, indicating how he "hacked" Google Maps with 99 cell phones and a wagon to make "virtual congested driving conditions" in the city of Berlin. The man has publicly shown out the vulnerabilities that Google maps face.
In the video, Weckert was strolling out on the roads of Berlin and about with 99 cell phones in a little hand-pulled truck. While strolling through the roads, he had Google Maps running on all the 99 cell phones. During his development starting with one spot then onto the next with the Google map application being actuated, Google detected that an excessive number of users were on the spot and recognized the moderate moving traffic in the territory.
In the wake of recognizing the traffic, Google appeared on its guide that the whole road had an excessive number of vehicles and there was a congested driving conditions in the city. Thus, the whole street was appeared as clogged, when it was really not. Moreover, the whole occurrence occurred outside the Google's office in Berlin, Germany itself.
The smart phones has clearly tricked the most used and trusted Google Maps into believing that there was a high grouping of vehicles on the roads of Berlin. Google map keeps track of your whereabouts even you agree or disagree to switch on your GPS. Using those details, Google maps tells you about the traffic situation of your desired area.
Even-though, the trick played by the German guy was just to fool Google maps, it still shows the vulnerability and security loop holes in it, that can be exploited by any anonymous person for his benefits.