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New Congress bill to finally require “basic” security for IoT devices purchased by the government…but not for the public

And then there are Smart Meters, with direct access to the electric grid. It’s scary to realize that these are the national decisionmakers. From CBS Local 4, Colorado Is your refrigerator a national security risk? By Shaun Boyd September 12, 2017 … Continue reading

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IoT technical concerns, including not enough electrical energy

He also warned that, “If we get to 20 billion things and don’t do the gateways, we will not have enough power generated in the United States to do the internet of things,” because of the immense amount of remote data processing that would … Continue reading

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Australia: Two-way Smart Meters are vulnerable to hacking

Another security report on Smart Meters. Unlike Canberra, a high percentage of Smart Meters in the U.S. are two-way. Once a surveillance-capable device is attached to a building, there is no longer any privacy. There is only a “confidentiality agreement” … Continue reading

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Cybersecurity researcher: “Shocked to discover my pacemaker could be connected to the internet”

From ScienceNordic Researcher discovered her pacemaker is hackable February 20, 2017 By Ingvil Snefugl A Norwegian researcher in cybersecurity, discovered that her heart is being regulated by a pacemaker which can be hacked. “I was shocked to discover that my … Continue reading

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The Internet of Things sees all: Ohio authorities indict man through data from his pacemaker

From Engadget The way to a man’s heart is actually through WiFi Turns out the heart is deceitful above all things after all. By Violet Blue February 3, 2017 They say you can’t hide what’s in your heart, but the … Continue reading

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Ransomware attacks on electric and water utilities’ data on the rise

This certainly puts at risk of exposure and/or data corruption all the personal energy and lifestyle data flowing from Smart Meters to utilities. At the same time, if these attacks can even accidentally corrupt data that controls nuclear power plants, for … Continue reading

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Hacking expert warns Smart Meters could cause havoc

From Smart Grid Awareness September 21, 2015 Smart Grid Today conducted an interview last week with Cris Thomas, a strategist at Tenable Network Security and a founding member of the L0pht Hacker Collective.  L0pht was a hacker “think tank” active from 1992 … Continue reading

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