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Hackers Could Blow Up Factories Using Smartphone Apps

Researchers have found worrying security holes in apps companies use to control industrial processes.
by Martin Giles

Many companies let workers monitor and manage machines—and sometimes entire industrial processes—via mobile apps. The apps promise efficiency gains, but they also create targets for cyberattacks. At worst, hackers could exploit the flaws to destroy machines—and potentially entire factories. Two security researchers, Alexander Bolshev of IOActive and Ivan Yushkevich of Embedi,…

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