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Data Sabotage: The Serious Security Risk of Smart Cities


Data Sabotage The Serious Security Risk of Smart Cities

Cities are getting smarter. Urban centers are now spending big on technologies such as predictive traffic control, mobile app-enabled parking, intelligent energy management and machine-to-machine communication powered by connected infrastructure. Sounds like a blueprint for utopia, right?

But there’s a problem. Just as cybercriminals turned their attention to user credentials such as passwords and email addresses — the most stolen digital commodities in 2015, according to Dark Reading — and upped their mobile malware game, smart cities come along and offer a new opportunity: data sabotage.

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