Science Fiction-Style Sabotage a Fear In New Hacks

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Just as better computer chips have accelerated the spread of PCs and consumer electronics over the past 40 years, new hacking techniques are making all kinds of critical infrastructure — even prisons — more vulnerable to attacks, according to this Associated Press report. The article says a research team, which was allowed to inspect a correctional facility, found vulnerabilities that would allow it to open and close the facility’s doors, suppress alarms, and tamper with video surveillance feeds.

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Elaine Rigoli

Elaine Rigoli is PRIVATE WiFi’s manager of digital content strategy.