The spy who hacked me: Measuring the security vulnerabilities of 3-D printing

3D printer hacking

Based on a study from the University at Buffalo, the National Science Foundation explores how a smartphone can hack a 3-D printer by measuring leaked energy and acoustic waves.

Despite features such as encryption and watermarks, researchers from UB’s Department of Computer Science and Engineering have found there are still security unknowns associated with 3-D printers that leave intellectual property vulnerable. However, the team says there are a few simple solutions to make 3-D printing more secure. More >