CNET: Smart cities around the world were exposed to simple hacks

CNET: Smart cities around the world were exposed to simple hacks. “Cities are constantly evolving, and adding technology to make processes more convenient seems like a natural step. These multi-million dollar tech upgrades to major cities are designed to make everyday life easier, whether it’s web-connected cameras on street lights in San Diego or solar-powered sensors to detect fire alarms across Louisville, Kentucky. But those high-tech conveniences come with cutting edge risks. Cities with more connected infrastructure open the door to hackers looking for vulnerabilities, a trend we’ve seen with the increased number of connected devices in our lives. But in the case of smart cities, hackers exploiting a security loophole doesn’t just affect an individual or family, but potentially millions of residents.”

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