21st Century McCarthyesque scare story

At a conference last week discussing the upcoming “Internet of Things”, there was much discussion about the security concerns of connecting infrastructure to the web. SCADA systems have for a while been connected and this story of the hacking of a water pump to destruction was mentioned by a few people.

Turns out to be a 21st century McCarthyesque scare story, that said security is a real issue which needs to be designed in from the ground up in any future machine to machine network.

It was the broken water pump heard ’round the world.

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