“…an attacker may be able to force control messages to perform such tasks as turning off the powerlatch, updating firmware, or attacking HAN devices. Potential ways of successfully executing such an attack may include stealing symmetric keys from a meter, private/public keys from a legitimate collector, or any other such authentication information.”- Security firm InGuardians’ report on the vulnerability of centralized power systems caused by “smart meters”
Of all the so-called “successes” of America’s anti-terrorist campaign since 9/11, one that’s not talked about is our power grid. That’s because nothing’s changed. If anything, it’s worse. Even the invention of so-called “smart meters” has created yet another way for would-be terrorists to not only take over a home or business’ electricity system, but gain access to the grid and cripple it remotely.
As the Bush regime did with its 9/11 intel, you can expect the industry-friendly Obamanoids to ignore or bury this valuable intelligence and encourage an attack by terrorists whom you KNOW are reading it. The only total answer to this problem is distributed energy: requiring every home and business to own and maintain its own power system: solar, wind, geothermal, biomass, even nuclear. As long as America is run by corporations though, you can expect not only an increased terrorist threat, but more power outages, shortages of coal, oil and other disappearing fossil fuel resources and, as Bush-Cheney showed us, lots of posterior-protection.