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Old 10-08-2010, 02:31 PM
Status: "Make America the Great Joke Again" (set 23 days ago)
 
Location: Denver
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So much havoc can be wreaked by attacking our electric grid, it's wide open folks...very scary.

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According to the Lockheed Martin smart grid expert, there are three worst case scenarios for the 3,200 utilities in the U.S:

1. Someone, a neighborhood kid or a person in another country, might turn off the power to a hospital or neighborhood in the middle of night.

2. Voltage control devices could be hacked, turned up and down so that the voltage zaps computers, high-definition TVs or other voltage-sensitive equipment.


3. "If you can cause rapid problems in the grid to occur in the right places at scheduled times, you could destabilize the whole grid, black out whole cities or states and cause massive damage." He added that some devices aren't available in the U.S. and could take two years to get a replacement.
440 million new hackable smart grid points - Computerworld Blogs
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Old 10-09-2010, 10:35 AM
 
Location: Somewhere in northern Alabama
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The writer is a squirrely sensationalist blooming idiot. "440 million new hackable smart grid points" Bullcrap. Smart meters can be remotely polled. That doesn't make them control points any more than activation of your AM radio allows you to remotely control the mouth of Rush Limbaugh.


I liked the end:
"Charles Palmer, director of IBM's Institute for Advanced Security, "The truth is also that a well-placed squirrel can wreak almost as much havoc as a cyber attack on a power grid." To which Shawn Moyer responded on the Net, "We must find this well-placed squirrel, and ensure that it never falls into the hands of our enemies."

Perhaps the writer is a squirrel?
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Old 10-12-2010, 08:44 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in northern Alabama
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Here.

Why it's hard to crash the electric grid
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Old 10-13-2010, 08:37 AM
Status: "Make America the Great Joke Again" (set 23 days ago)
 
Location: Denver
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So is this just Lockheed Martin vying for more contract $?
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Old 10-13-2010, 10:23 AM
 
Location: Somewhere in northern Alabama
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