A New York City software engineer managed to gain access to the operating system for a touch-screen display available in the back seat of many Manhattan taxicabs and also used it to connect to the Internet. But no sensitive information or critical systems were compromised, according to the display systems vendor.
The display is used to present short videos and ads to taxi riders, and can be used to pay the taxi fare with a credit card. A VeriFone Transportation Systems spokesman told InformationWeek Thursday that passengers’ credit card data is encrypted and isn’t stored locally, so it wasn’t compromised. He also said the cab had an outdated modem, used while the city tested the display systems.
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