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- September 28, 2020 at 12:38 am #312147
BBC News – How worried should we be about deadly cyber-attacks? Experts have been warning for years that it’s not a matter of if, but when, hackers will kill somebody.
- September 28, 2020 at 12:38 am #312149
I regularly do penetration testing on hospitals and other critical infrastructure, suffice to say the state-of-the-art in modern hospitals is frighteningly insecure. Especially since now virtually every hospital uses a VPN for doctors etc. to access patient data from the home office, and medical personnell is expected to keep access secure.
In general it is an atrocious situation, and I could well imagine that some sort of terrorist or nation-state actor could seize the pandemic to disable vital infrastructure. That threat is much bigger than our smart cars or toasters murdering us.
- September 28, 2020 at 12:38 am #312150
Tbh that’s the problem with smart houses and what I never understood. Why in Gods name would you fill vital parts of your house with something that can meddled with without being there physically
- September 28, 2020 at 12:38 am #312151
We should be more worried about awful response to a worldwide pandemic. And longer term pressure from global warming and humanitarian problems.
Cyber attacks are imo in the same vein as CBRN threats, the technical knowledge and capability is state actor level, not that they should be ignored, but they’re really not an appropriate concern for every day citizen.
Ransomware is probably both the most likely and most ‘benign’ of cyber threats we will see going forward.
That and general IP theft and fraud, using information processing to greatly enhance target selection and deployment capability.
Realistically I think we are still steadily moving towards an environment where the real danger is mistakes and misconfiguration fuck ups, rather than actual intentional threats.
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