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Black Hat 2017: The Best (and Scariest) Hacks

by Bill Hayes

In Black Hat 2017: The Best (and Scariest) Hacks, PC Magazine looks at the cyber-security threats revealed at the latest Black Hat Conference.

The Black Hat sessions have always been the place to see surprising, and sometimes horrifying, examples of security research. This year, we saw how to fool Apple Pay’s web interface and how to topple a hoverboard using ultrasound, and we learned how vulnerable wind farms could be to a cyber attack.

One session saw the return of a trio of Tesla Model S hackers, who showed off new attacks. Their research is sure to continue as vehicles become more connected. Also a big hacker target? Printers.

Another remarkable talk looked at attacking industrial infrastructure. [more]