August 12, 2008
Boston Subway Hackers Banned from Presenting Hack at DEFCON
Three American students were restricted by a court of law from presenting the results of a study made on the possibilities to perform some easy hacks on the fare payment system of the Boston subway. The three students at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) wanted to prove, at this year's DEFCON hacker conference, that the security system of the Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority could be easily broken into. Their study was first used for a school project that earned them all an...