Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Darknet Hackers Grok Smart Grid "Opportunities" for Badness

Darknet is where the cyber good guys explore the dark side, with an eye on rooting out risk and shoring up defenses. This post makes it clear that one of the first thoughts an ethical hacker thinks when they imagine the power grid becoming a giant computer network, is: "[this] is a hackers playground!"

Also this:
The scary part is there’s no encryption and many things are done without authentication, meaning with a little reverse engineering you can probably shut down the power to anyone on the not-so-smart grid.