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Smart cities are going up around the world but concerns about their security abound. Getty. Given Russians have reportedly hacked their way deep into America's old power systems, you'd expect those building the next-gen tech for so-called "smart cities" would've put real effort into ensuring strong security. Not so much, if a report from a pair of researchers released Thursday is anything to go by. Tech helping run radiation and flood detection, as well as software designed to help manage traffic, all contained vulnerabilities that hackers with just rudimentary skills could manipulate. That's according to Jen Savage, security researcher at Threatcare, and Daniel Crowley, "research baron" at IBM's X-Force Red cybersecurity unit. Full story

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