Archive for the Security Category

Staged Cyber Attack Reveals Vulnerability in Power Grid

This video is from a 2007 CNN report whereby researchers launched an experimental cyber attack (virtual realm) on a power generator which caused it to actually self-destruct (physical realm).  This apparently alarmed the federal government and energy industry so much that they ploughed on with a plan […]

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FBI: Smart Meter hacks likely to spread — Utilities are unprepared

[SSM UK comment] We seem to be experiencing a surge in stories being contributed to us which warn about the unnecessary systemic vulnerabilities that a Smart [sic] Grid presents.  Remedying this – if indeed possible – can only add to the burden on tax payers and bill […]

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Hacking Expert David Chalk Joins Urgent Call to Halt Smart Grid

[SSM UK comment] We issued a video earlier featuring David Chalk, but this press release just came in and is a must read – posted here in full with the video re-embedded via BusinessWire.com and ThePowerFilm.org. Please circulate.[/] “100% certainty of a total catastrophic failure of entire energy grid […]

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Smart Meter Vulnerabilities to Space Weather, Manmade EMP and Cyber Attacks

Dr. Isaac Jamieson has issued an Addendum to his report on Smart Meters – which was commissioned by the Radiation Research Trust – detailing Smart Grids’ increased vulnerabilities to Space Weather, Manmade Electromagnetic Pulses and Cyber Attacks.  The full Addendum is available here. We are grateful to Dr. Jamieson […]

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Network – Your Life, Monetised

Network from Michael Rigley on Vimeo. Extract: “The average user will have 736 pieces of personal information collected every day…accessible anytime in their service provider’s retention period.  Most individuals will have over a million pieces of information spanning the past 45 months already in their provider’s possession.  A third-party, owning nearly […]

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Move Over Murdoch – How to Hack a Smart Meter

Original story found on The Register – excerpts below: “White-hat hackers have exposed the privacy shortcomings of smart meter technology. “The researchers said German firm Discovergy apparently allowed information gathered by its smart meters to travel over an insecure link to its servers. The information – which could be […]

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Hackers rewrite smart meter power bill

“Two German researchers have exploited security holes in a smart meter service to alter energy consumption rates, expose privacy flaws and determine what movies consumers had watched. “Dario Carluccio and Stephan Brinkhaus demonstrated the flaws with German energy company Discovergy at the Chaos Computing Congress in Berlin. […]

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