Smart farm machines are weakness in food supply chains

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Driverless machinery like smart tractors can lower human involvement and raise yields - but they are prime targets for cybercriminals
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Driverless machinery like smart tractors can lower human involvement and raise yields - but they are prime targets for cybercriminals

Hackers could exploit flaws in modern 'smart' farm machinery to prevent them from operating, say experts.

Artificial intelligence is on the verge of driving an agricultural revolution, helping to fight the challenge of sustainabily feeding the world's rising population. The latest generations of agr...

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