Tag Archives: hacking

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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BC Hydro security officials on Smart Meter vulnerabilities: “The consequences of deploying bad stuff [Smart Meters] are dire.”

Another exceptional article and video from Smart Grid Awareness By K.T. Weaver, SkyVision Solutions This past week there was a meeting of BlackHat USA 2015 in Las Vegas, where InfoSec professionals met.  As part of a blog article written about … Continue reading

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Smart cities the world over ripe for hacking, expert says

“The current attack surface for cities is huge and wide open to attack” “This is a real and immediate danger.” Canberra Times “It’s a matter of time until someone launches an attack over some city infrastructure or system.” Motherboard This … Continue reading

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