QOTD on SmartGrid: Money Trumps Security

From a hardware perspective, cell phones today are more secure than many of the smart meters in deployment
Those meters, however, may be used as attack vectors into the spheres of power distribution and generation, as well as into customer databases at the utilities. They deserve nothing less than the best hardware protection available. -- Karsten Nohl, a security researcher based in Germany presenting at the the Ninth Workshop on the Economics of Information Security at Harvard University
Src: Money trumps security in smart meter rollouts, experts say | InSecurity Complex - CNET News

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