Hackers identify location of ‘Waze’ users, create fake traffic jams
Researchers at the University of California-Santa Barbara have discovered a vulnerability in the "Waze" navigation app that was developed in Israel and sold to Google. The research published on Wednesday found that hackers had discovered a way to access the protocol used to connect Waze servers with users, and to identify themselves as drivers. They were then able to pinpoint real Waze users and flood the system with fake traffic. The security issue could endanger the operations of security forces and rescue crews using the app if hackers cause traffic jams by shifting traffic to vital routes.