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It’s only a matter of time before hackers detect smart city vulnerabilities

The prospect of smart cities is exciting; urban developments with integrated ICT and IoT solutions delivered in a secure fashion to manage a city's assets. These assets include local departments' information systems, schools, libraries, transportation systems, hospitals, power plants, water supply networks, waste management, law enforcement, and so on. In short, smart cities are envisioned to improve quality of life by using technology to improve efficiency and services to meet residents' needs. But where there's connectivity, there will be hackers, and according to cybersecurity experts, it's only a matter of time before vulnerabilities are exposed in smart city infrastructure.

Industry experts claim cybercrime threatens connected and autonomous vehicles

It's risky getting into a vehicle, navigating treacherous highways and trusting that other drivers are competent enough to keep you safe on the road. But as society enters the Internet of Things era, new threats will emerge in the form of cybercrime. As vehicles become more connected and more reliant upon internet connectivity, security researchers are discovering a number of security holes in technology that power connected and autonomous vehicles.

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