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Smart Meter Hack Shuts Off The Lights
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DGtlRift
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DGtlRift,
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10/2/2014 | 10:02:01 AM
Configuration Management FAIL
I hate the way symetric keys are used in HLS-DLMS, but the assumption of this vulnerablity is that the utility would use the same semetric key-pair amongst all the population of their meters.  That's just bad practice, and is basically inviting trouble.
Kelly Jackson Higgins
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Kelly Jackson Higgins,
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10/2/2014 | 3:17:22 PM
Re: Configuration Management FAIL
Unfortunately, it's a common theme among so many networked consumer devices today--poor encryption key practices, built-in backdoors, default passwords. You name it. Until these manufacturers start addressing security, it will only get worse.
TeresaStevens
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11/13/2014 | 2:24:14 PM
Solution?
Do you believe that the only solution is for the energy utilities to incent the smart meter manufacturers to build in security?
LongevityRescuer
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LongevityRescuer,
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11/16/2014 | 9:37:40 AM
Security is only one of the many concerns
Aside from the sercurity, financial, and privacy issues, according to independent scientists smart meters add to our overexposure to EMF radiation. See what the experts decribe as the BIGGEST health crisis humanity has ever faced at EMFsummit


Marilyn Cohodas
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11/16/2014 | 2:13:39 PM
Re: Solution?
Incenting the smart meter manufacturers to do more about security would definitely be a step in the right direction, and the utilities certainly could play a role, similar to how they promote energy efficiency by promoting appliances certified by the EPA's  Energy Star program. A similar program could be developed for security in the IoT. 


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