Here is a somewhat disturbing but not surprising story about hacking vulnerabilities of modern prisons. It turns out some prisons use the same technology that was recently hacked in Iran. The same PLC’s used in Iran’s nuclear centrifuges are also used to control locks of cell doors. These PLC’s were hacked by the Stuxnet worm.
Again, it shouldn’t be all that surprising anymore as anything that is computerized is hackable and anything that is connected to the Internet even more so. Pair that fact with the fact that more and more things are computerized and even more connected and there you go. We are truly living in a connected, technology driven world. What will be hacked next, your car, your toaster? Don’t laugh. I fully expect hollywood to use this latest news to come up with a great prison break movie based on a hacked prison door.
This is one of the primary reasons that I draw my personal line at implantable tech. I’m not at all interested in putting tech into my body with the one exception of anything that can help with my diabetes. Other than that, I am not looking forward to the day when someone tries to hack my brain.