Defending against an Internet-based attack on the physical world

Simon Byers, Aviel D. Rubin, David Kormann
2004 ACM Transactions on Internet Technology  
We discuss the dangers that scalable Internet functionality may present to the real world, focusing on a simple yet impactful attack that we believe may occur quite soon. We offer and critique various solutions to this class of attack and hope to provide a warning to the Internet community of what is currently possible. The attack is, to some degree, a consequence of the availability of private information on the Web, and the increase in the amount of personal information that users must reveal to obtain Web services.
doi:10.1145/1013202.1013203 fatcat:l5djnvasnjfuhol4p4ka6htsam