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      08-14-2019, 03:28 PM   #1
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How a 'NULL' License Plate Landed One Hacker in Ticket Hell

https://www.wired.com/story/null-lic...r-ticket-hell/

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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.

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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...
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      08-14-2019, 10:38 PM   #2
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Null and void, cheeky lil c**t lol

Looks like.he hit the y2k of car tickets
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sounds like the company dmv has contracted to do the ticket processing had contracted yet another company to do software development. We all know how bad these software vendors are.
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