Cyber security: Global food supply chain at risk from malicious hackers

Modern "smart" farm machinery is vulnerable to malicious hackers, leaving global supply chains exposed to risk, experts are warning. It is feared hackers could exploit flaws in agricultural hardware used to plant and harvest crops. Agricultural manufacturing giant John Deere says it is now working to fix any weak spots in its software. A recent University of Cambridge report said automatic crop sprayers, drones and robotic harvesters could be hacked. The UK government and the FBI have warned that the threat of cyber-attacks is growing. John Deere said protecting customers, their machines and their data was a "top priority".

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Boeing Starliner Making Second Attempt to Reach International Space Station

NASA's new ride to orbit has been plagued by technical problems, but Boeing continues to race to catch up with Elon Musk and SpaceX. Over two years since its last attempt, Boeing's Starliner spacecraft is heading for the International Space Station. The uncrewed capsule launched atop a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket at 3:54 p.m. PT from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida. If all goes as planned, it will autonomously dock with the ISS about 24 hours later on Friday. The astronauts living on the station will then open the hatch to Starliner on Saturday and unload the shipment of food and other cargo inside.

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