MIT Students discover Subway Hack

Posted by Thomas Xavier Gilberto | Sunday, August 17, 2008

Students of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, while working on a research project have discovered various loopholes in the fare collection system of the Massachusetts Bay transit authority. The authority has, in a strong reaction, asked for a gag order to prevent MIT students from revealing the flaws. The order was extended by a Judge and the students have also been asked to submit various articles of their presentation. Of course, details and slides of the research project are already on the Internet and complete copies of the presentation were given to participants of the DEFCON conference.