Apple CEO Tim Cook thinks that hackers could use a smartphone to bring down the electric grid.
Cook made the admission during a wide-ranging interview with Time in which he defended the company’s stance on encryption and its opposition to an FBI request to unlock a terrorist’s smartphone.
The world needs more encryption, Cook said, not less.
“Think about the things that are on people’s phones,” Cook said. “Their kids’ locations are on there. You can see scenarios that are not farfetched at all where you can take down power grids going through a smart phone.”