Researchers Warn of Smart Meter Security Flaws
According to University of Cambridge researchers, smart meters could allow hackers to control the gas and electricity supply grid.
University of Cambridge researchers are warning that smart meters could give hackers to exploit or turn off parts of the gas or electricity supply grid.
"The Cambridge team warns that either software error, possibly during a system update, or a hacker taking seizing control of smart meter systems (perhaps via some form of cryptographic attack) could have a devastating effect," writes The Register's John Leyden.
"Problems could include shutting off supply to portions of the grid, disastrous especially in winter in areas where lives are even more dependent on reliable heat and lighting supplies," Leyden writes.
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July 28, 2010
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