Skip to comments.FBI: Smart Meter Hacks Likely to Spread
Posted on 04/09/2012 3:17:58 PM PDT by dila813
A series of hacks perpetrated against so-called smart meter installations over the past several years may have cost a single U.S. electric utility hundreds of millions of dollars annually, the FBI said in a cyber intelligence bulletin obtained by KrebsOnSecurity. The law enforcement agency said this is the first known report of criminals compromising the hi-tech meters, and that it expects this type of fraud to spread across the country as more utilities deploy smart grid technology.
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Nice try, I had a perfectly good non-smart electronic meter that was read remotely replaced by a smart meter only 4 years after the house was built.
Still don’t know what a smart meter is, do you? Pretty weak for a guy that says he designed them.
You're just a jerk, aren't you?
And to provide daily meter readings as opposed to monthly so that the utility can better predict and match the load so that power is cheaper along with knowing when your power is off so a crew can be dispatched. Another use hopefully rarely used, is to place storm restoration base camps based on meter loss of readings after storms.
the utility already knew what the real time load is by any second of the day. They just didn’t know how much you were using at that second.
There isn’t any reason for this unless the price is so high that it would justify you having controls to switch on and off your electrical devices based on the price or them having the ability to remotely do it to balance load.
Don’t you know, this is what the smart grid is all about.
Looking at your posts, I have a feeling we would agree if we knew what the other one was talking about.
I’ve been trying to find out if the model I have is a smart meter. I haven’t been able to find anything definite only that the company makes smart meters.
It’s an Centron Itron Watthour meter USA 12/11
(CL200 240V 3W TYPE C1S 30TA 1.0kh)
CA 0.5 FM2S 60Hz
Other thing is, searches come up with C1SR, mine is only C1S. I haven’t been able to find out what the difference is.
Can anyone help?
If they give me a smart meter I’m hacking it just on general principle.
You’re doing pretty well against the Luddite brigade. Hang in there.
My local power co-op went to smart meters a few years ago, and I really like it. The main advantage is their real-time awareness of the status of their lines. When there’s an outage (and out here in the sticks it happens all the time) they know immediately who’s out and who’s not and where the line is down.
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