11,600 is too huge a number and startup ecosystem was not even aware of this and all this while we have been discussing book-ish strategies looking like idiots and the cab drivers are making all of the money
I am wondering if there is even a fool proof engineering design to prevent GPS hacking
If the MoveNavigator could hack the GPS co-ordinates, I am wondering how is Uber not getting affected.
A highly motivated hacker can build a custom Android ROM with even the GPS device driver compromised with the fraudsters installing this custom ROM upon which the App is installed.
One solution could be to enforce that the rider has the device with him from which the ride was booked and then riders GPS and the driver's GPS are matched but then the scamster would have rider's GPS also get hacked because any way the riders are as well fakes, though the cost of buying MoveNavigator is increased.
The only solution is the economics solution wherein the drivers have to buy leads from Ola but then that is when the house of cards Ola is built upon would come falling down.
Ola should have definitely taken a legal action, not on all 11,600 drivers but only against few drivers just to set an example.