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      08-14-2019, 04:28 PM   #1

Drives: 2017 M240i 6MT
Join Date: Jan 2019
Location: California

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How a 'NULL' License Plate Landed One Hacker in Ticket Hell

In late 2016, Tartaro decided to get a vanity license plate. A security researcher by trade, he ticked down possibilities that related to his work: SEGFAULT, maybe, or something to do with vulnerabilities. Sifting through his options, he started typing “null pointer,” but caught himself after the first word: NULL. Funny. “The idea was I’d get VOID for my wife’s car, so our driveway would be NULL and VOID,” Tartaro says.

Pretty crazy, not only do you have to worry about the state DMV handling these cases correctly, but also every other city/'s subcontractor systems. I wonder if there are any hidden errors, like a surveillance / toll system that borked as a result...