Tag Archives: Cyber Attack

Smart Meters Are Not Secured

On February 13th, 2015, President Obama convened a summit on cybersecurity and consumer protection at Stanford University to respond to the rise in major data breaches at U.S. companies, including recent attacks on Anthem and Sony. In the lead-up to … Continue reading

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Cyber Hackers Can Now “Harm Human Life” Through Smart Meters

Utilities and the smart grid industry tout only the hypothetical benefits of smart meters, never seriously discussing the tremendous risks and costs to our society.  On the subject of cyber security, they hardly discuss it at all.  For example, the … Continue reading

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How to Attack a Smart Meter

SmartGridNews.com published an article today entitled, “How to attack a smart meter (Utilities: better find out before the criminals do).”  The SmartGridNews website is generally considered a propaganda mouthpiece for the smart grid industry, but lately, I am beginning to wonder.  … Continue reading

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When Smart Meters Get Hacked: The Nightmare Scenario

Nick Hunn [1]  is a wireless technology expert who is quite skeptical of the purported benefits of smart meters and the current level of smart grid system security.  He recently  wrote an article entitled, “When Smart Meters Get Hacked” (June 8, 2014).  What follows … Continue reading

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Recent Massive Cyber Attack Involved a “Smart” Fridge

It has finally started, cyber attacks involving smart appliances such as televisions and refrigerators.  Proofpoint, Inc. a leading security-as-a-service provider, has uncovered what may be the first proven Internet of Things (IoT)-based cyber attack involving conventional household “smart” appliances.  The … Continue reading

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Google’s “Creepy Line” and NSA Project “Perfect Citizen”

If you have seen the new documentary film “Take Back Your Power,” or even the trailer videos, you know that there was considerable discussion on how our privacy is at risk from a whole range of sources.  Your privacy is … Continue reading

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New Report – Smart Grid More Vulnerable to Remote Cyber Attacks

Introduction: A Congressional report was released May 21, 2013, entitled, “Electric Grid Vulnerability, Industry Responses Reveal Security Gaps.” The report listed two (2) cyber security-related findings: Finding 1:  The electric grid is the target of numerous and daily cyber-attacks. Finding 2:  Most … Continue reading

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