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Oct. 14, 2020—Israeli security researchers have figured out how to trick self-driving cars into slamming on the brakes or swerving, when a flickering image of a stop sign is broadcast on a digital billboard. 

The hack could cause traffic jams or accidents, and leaves very little evidence behind, reports Futurism

“The attacker just shines an image of something on the road or injects a few frames into a digital billboard, and the car will apply the brakes or possibly swerve, and that’s dangerous,” says Ben Gurion University researcher, Yisroel Mirsky. “The driver won’t even notice at all. So somebody’s car will just react, and they won’t understand why.”

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