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German govt. expert: Smart Meters are access points to electricity grid, hacking the grid from private homes possible

“Introducing smart meters means you install access points to the electricity grid in private homes,” said Reinhard Gruenwald, an energy expert at the Office of Technology Assessment at the German Bundestag, a scientific institution advising German lawmakers. “You can’t physically … Continue reading

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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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Internet of Things security: What happens when every device is smart and connected to 5G, and you don’t even know it?

“The IoT devices of the future won’t go online to benefit you — you won’t even know that it’s an IoT device… [Y]ou won’t be able to restrict access to the internet because they won’t be going online through your … 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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Michigan: Sen. Patrick Colbeck talks about security problems and other threats with Smart Meters

8 minute testimony by Michigan Senator Patrick Colbeck on the vulnerabilities of smart meters. He has a highly technical background in aerospace and states what many of us have said for years regarding their threats to individuals and the grid. … Continue reading

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Your kitchen appliances and Smart Meter are watching you, security expert warns

From Bloomberg by  Marie Mawad  &  Stefan Nicola   September 1, 2016 Your fridge is getting so smart, security-software maker Kaspersky Lab thinks you probably shouldn’t trust it. As makers of household appliances fill their machines with computer chips to make … Continue reading

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