jam roads and reroute cars. A lack of quality encryption makes it easy for hackers to just invade the system and screw around with it.
The more technology a city is using the more it becomes vulnerable to cyberattacks; the smartest cities are at risk the most, says Cesar Cerrudo, an Argentinian security researcher. He suggest that smart cities should secure their networks better to prevent scenarios like the one above. Let’s just hope that people take his advice seriously, otherwhise the dream of a smart city might end up to be a nightmare.
Head over to Golem.de to read the whole article (only available in German).