Smart city systems are riddled with critical security vulnerabilities

IBM has discovered 17 zero-day vulnerabilities in smart city systems which could debilitate core services. At the Black Hat conference in Las Vegas, the cybersecurity firm’s X-Force Red team demonstrated how old-school threats are placing the cities of the future at risk in the present day.

Smart city technology spending is predicted to hit $80 billion this year and become as high as $135 billion by 2021. Together with researchers from Threatcare, IBM X-Force Red discovered that smart city systems developed by Libelium, Echelon and Battelle were vulnerable to attack.

Read more about the uncovered zero-day bugs which can be used to kill our critical city systems, on ZDNet.