Science Fiction-Style Sabotage a Fear In New Hacks


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.

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