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9 Technologies Security Researchers Will Break At Black Hat

This week's Black Hat USA Conference in Las Vegas will showcase hacks, tools and ideas that will once again challenge the way we think about IT security. Here are nine technologies that will be on the firing line as security researchers discuss and demonstrate vulnerabilities and exploits.
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The computer systems and networks that control the machinery in our nation's power plants, water treatment plants and other infrastructure facilities are lynchpins of modern society. They're also frequently antiquated and highly insecure. This year's show will feature a number of talks by researchers who have found how easy it is to hack into industrial systems from afar. The most notable talk will be given by a pair of researchers from IOActive who will show how they are able to inject data into the wireless remote sensors that many utility and petrochemical companies use to optimize their equipment.

 

Ericka Chickowski specializes in coverage of information technology and business innovation. She has focused on information security for the better part of a decade and regularly writes about the security industry as a contributor to Dark Reading.  View Full Bio

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