Posts Tagged ‘hacking’

The wardriving tram and ‘hacking’ Myki machines

As an eagle-eyed observer of Melbourne’s Myki ticketing system, I have stumbled across many different error messages displayed on the Tram Driver Consoles located inside the cab of each of Melbourne’s trams. But this ‘myki was p0wned’ message is a new one… So how did it get there?

Playing around with WiFi SSID (network names) on a Tram Driver Console

Using Myki to pwn an iPhone

Yesterday’s big Myki news story in the mainstream media was the revelation that Myki ticket machines spit out EFT receipts containing excessive amounts of personal details, even if the user doesn’t ask for one, leaving people open to identity fraud if they don’t collect their receipt.

Abandoned Myki receipts at a tram stop