Hackers Could Place Internal Defects into 3D Prints, Say NYU Cybersecurity Researchers
- Benedict for 3Ders July 12th, 2016
- Source: http://www.3ders.org/articles/20160712-hackers-could-place-internal-defects-into-3d-prints-say-nyu-cybersecurity-researchers.html
Researchers at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering have published a report highlighting two potential cybersecurity risks associated with 3D printing. The researchers noted that printing orientation and insertion of fine defects could represent “possible foci for attacks.”
When designing a digital model for 3D printing, care must be taken to ensure that the printed object is sufficiently strong and not liable to break because of structural defects. But while a great deal of care and inspection can be applied at the design stage, what happens when an online intruder deliberately tampers with the file before it is 3D printed?