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Anatomy Of A 'Cyber-Physical' Attack
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Kaytana22
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Kaytana22,
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1/29/2015 | 1:03:58 PM
Hmmm
     It is only a matter of time really, the 'hacktivists' responsible are only going to get better at this. Sooner or later there is going to be a breach and things are going to get very messy. I was just talking to my husband about what would happen if they actually got into the system where they can cause a total shutdown or even an explosion of some kind. It always seems that no matter how good our system securities are, there is always someone out there that is better. I just hope we have the people to combat this threat and keep up on it, to keep people out of the places that we don't want them to be in.

-M. Cummings
SgS125
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SgS125,
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1/15/2015 | 3:45:33 PM
Wrench in the works
Reminds me of engineers talking about how they had to add bullet proof steel to electrical transformers because hill billys kept shooting holes in them with high power rifles.  Where there is a will.......

 

Or when striking workers at the meat packing plant simply cut the conveyor belts and left the plant.

 

Always a risk no matter where the "attack" comes from.
Marilyn Cohodas
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1/15/2015 | 12:10:39 PM
Re: Interesting
The physical barrier is significant. But it does make social engineering a much more serious risk..
Whoopty
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Whoopty,
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1/15/2015 | 10:45:52 AM
Interesting
It's very interesting to see that some of the stuff that science-fiction warned us about hackers, is potentially possible as hardware becomes smarter and more connected than ever before.

However, here's hoping that the world catches up to taking security seriously enough that only the most determined - and therefore potentially the most likely culprits - will be able to achieve some of the physical barrier crossings that you described. 


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