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Smart meters...not so smart

Hacking The Smart Grid: Hackers Cost U.S. Electric Utilities Hundreds of Millions of Dollars

"The FBI believes that miscreants hacked into the smart meters using an optical converter device — such as an infrared light — connected to a laptop that allows the smart meter to communicate with the computer. After making that connection, the thieves changed the settings for recording power consumption using software that can be downloaded from the Internet."

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