QOTD - WEF - Axioms for the Cyber Age

Axioms for the Cyber Age:
Any device with software-defined behaviour can be tricked into doing things its creators did not intend.

Any device connected to a network of any sort, in any way, can be compromised by an external party. Many such compromises have not yet been detected.
The document (correctly IMO) summarizes the current state of affairs with respect to system security:
There are no proven secure systems, only systems whose faults have not yet been discovered, so trying to overcome “hackability” may be as hopeless as denying gravity.
Src: Global Risks 2012 - Seventh Edition | World Economic Forum

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