Planes, Trains and Automobiles: Modern modes of transportation are Wi-Fi-connected moving computers and are all hackable. America’s trains are a particular source of worry for experts because the train car manufacturers are all based overseas, making them easier targets for nation-states seeking to implant malware.
Smart Homes and Offices: “Connected smart-home devices such as doorbells, locks, lights, ovens and coffee makers can be highly vulnerable to cyberattacks,” the newspaper notes. The shift to remote work has in turn shifted hackers’ attention to home Wi-Fi networks and old-fashioned phishing attacks.
5G Networks: 5G uses software instead of hardware to manage network functions, and software is typically more vulnerable. Because artificial intelligence will be used to oversee much of 5G infrastructure, the AI itself could become subject to attack.