Seven dangerous new computer hacks (and one silly one) that will change the future


This was pretty disturbing, especially since my company (that I work for, no I’m not an business owner) has recently install smart meters.

With so many homes being controlled by computerized meters hooked into smart grids, it’s suddenly possible for computer experts to hack into your utilities, like water and electricity. Technology Review’s Erica Naoni writes:

via Seven dangerous new computer hacks (and one silly one) that will change the future.

One response to “Seven dangerous new computer hacks (and one silly one) that will change the future

  1. Bruce,

    Some disturbing stuff here, especially the WikiLeaks item. I think there will always be dynamic tension between 1st Amendment rights and the need for government secrecy. There seems to be a real possibility that some friendly Afghani’s may be tortured or killed because of the recent massive leak. On the other hand, as I have posted several times, the power to classify information has historically been abused and often used to cover up blunders, cost over-runs, and worse. All I can think of to do about it is to lobby for smaller government and Congress people who will hold bureaucrats and brass hats accountable.

    Jim

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