Tag Archives: Security

Smart meters vulnerable to hacking | The Canberra Times

Your smart meter could be hacked, your energy held to ransom, its usage monitored to determine the best time to rob your house, or even used by advertisers to determine your favourite TV show. Director of the Centre for Internet Safety at the … Continue reading

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Smart electricity meters can be used to spy on private homes – NBC News

Smart electricity meters provide power companies with an accurate and streamlined method of monitoring, reading and controlling a home’s power usage. That convenience, however, comes at a steep price and could put homeowners’ safety in jeopardy. Researchers examining the privacy … Continue reading

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IS THE SMART GRID REALLY SECURE?

“HACKED!” – Monday 27 May 2013 While debate rages over Australia’s border security, there’s growing evidence that the greatest threat to Australia’s national security potentially comes from foreign computer hackers. Few in government or business will admit the full extent … Continue reading

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Australian pre-launch screening of Take Back Your Power

Take Back Your Power is an eye-opening documentary which investigates the “smart” meter program currently being implemented worldwide by most of the major utility companies. These devices are being installed often without the consent – and sometimes against the protests … Continue reading

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Wireless meters tell snoopers when you are not home – NewScientist, 18 October 2012

CRIMINALS no longer need to stake out a home or a business to monitor the inhabitants’ comings and goings. Now they can simply pick up wireless signals broadcast by the building’s utility meters. In the US, analogue meters that measure … Continue reading

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Is Origin Smart sleepwalking into a shocking personal data breach?

Early last week, Origin Energy, Australia’s pre-eminent energy retailer, launched an online energy-use monitoring portal Origin Smart to much fanfare. All good – but what about the privacy and security of the data being collected and made available? Origin Smart has all the characteristics … Continue reading

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Government plans to install smart meters in our homes ‘will leave us open to cyber attack’ – Daily Mail

Intelligence chiefs have warned that plans to install smart energy meters in every house will leave families vulnerable to terrorist attacks. According to the Government’s listening agency GCHQ, the plans will create a ‘strategic vulnerability’, giving foreign computer hackers the … Continue reading

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