Smart meters are hackable!

Posted: May 22, 2014 in Uncategorized

In 2009 the FBI investigated power theft in Puerto Rico where smart meters were in use. The perpetrators were said to have hacked into the smart meters using an optical converter device connected to a laptop, allowing smart meters to connect with the computer. The hackers were able to change the settings for recording power consumption using software available on the internet after making a connection.

A recent example of smart meter hacking was demonstrated by Mike Davis, a security consultant. He reverse-engineered a smart meter bought on Ebay, and installed a computer program that replicated itself across the wireless network and blocked the utility company as it went. Jack Bode, writing for Canada.com, made the wry observation that we won’t have to worry about getting bombed if ever we go to war again. The enemy only has to “hack us and turn off the power.”

http://patriotsandpaulies.wordpress.com/2012/08/16/5-hacks-that-render-smart-meters-dumb/

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