We’ve talked about Reviver, the only commercially available digital license plate on the market. At first it was neat, but then the pricetag was scary. Now, I knew these high tech plates had tracking built in, but apparently an security researcher has found that there was a ton of loopholes which would allow access into the system, to update, track, or even delete the plates. Tech can bring us cool things, but we always have to watch out for where these can go bad. Fortunately for the 10,000 owners of these plates, Reviver has updated and squelched these flaws, and they should be fine for now… until someone else finds another backdoor.
California’s street-legal ink license plates only received a nod from the US government in October, but reverse engineers have already discovered vulnerabilities in the system allowing them to track each plate, reprogram them or even delete them at a whim.