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Published: Thursday December 19, 2013 MYT 11:23:00 PM
Updated: Thursday December 19, 2013 MYT 11:41:30 PM

Video of Touch 'n Go hack using smartphone goes viral

A screengrab from the video showing the hacked smartphone being used on the Touch 'n Go scanner.

A screengrab from the video showing the hacked smartphone being used on the Touch 'n Go scanner.

PETALING JAYA: A video of a smartphone that was allegedly hacked to mimic a Touch 'n Go card here has been circulating on Facebook earlier this week.

On Monday, a Facebook user uploaded a 45-second clip that showed the act taking place in a car on an unidentified highway.

The post described that the hack worked by using the smartphone to bypass the debit system and then directly overriding the gate mechanism.

The clip shows the car's driver handling a smartphone as they approached a toll plaza.

The hacked smartphone that was used to fool the Touch 'n Go scanner.

As the car nears, the driver unplugs the phone and places it against the toll gate lane's Touch 'n Go scanner.

The scanner beeps and the driver drives off, with the toll gate boom presumably raised.

In an immediate response, a Touch 'n Go representative said the company had been alerted of the video since Dec 18.

"At this point of time, Touch 'n Go is conducting a thorough investigation," the representative said.

Tags / Keywords: Transportation, Smartphone hack, Touch 'n Go


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