Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Embedded Systems Hacked..!!
Hacking has always been a controversial term. Even the hacker family believes that it has two sides that is a hacker “the savior” and a cracker “the devil” but we typecast them all into the hacker category. A hacker can have any motive while getting into your system and one of the main motives is theft of data. A system getting hacked can lead to monetary loss depending on the amount of risks involved. Embedded software solutions providing companies often provide you with some of the best software development services but they fail to secure your product to prevent hacking.
A software development company might promise you that their product is completely safe from the hands of a hacker but this is a fact that “every system can be hacked…!!!”. The main issue of concern here is that how much time will it take for the hacker to enter the system and what will it cost to the person or the organization responsible. The level of difficulty of the system is directly proportional to the time taken by the hacker to enter the system. Embedded software solutions providing companies can easily prevent physical hacking by taking some measures on their part like proofing of the internal circuitry, removing the interlock switches, etc. If the client wants a 100% hack proof embedded system then the software development services providers have only one solution that is to make sure that their clients don’t take the system out of the box.