IBM & SDG&E Smart Meter security
bsder at allcaps.org
Mon Mar 29 00:56:46 PDT 2010
Randall Shimizu wrote:
> The big concern is the grid not so much the meters. One big risk would
> be to direct a power surge a particular business possibly. A super
> spike that would burn out everything connected to it.
Um, electricity isn't like TCP traffic. You can't force electrons down
a pipe if someone doesn't want them.
Even if you hack the smart meter, you can't increase the voltage on my
line. Nor can you imbalance the phases of a 3 phase line.
The only things *you* can do to *me* by hacking a smart meter is cause
me to have a bigger electricity bill or possibly cut off my electricity.
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