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U.S. senators urge Trudeau to block Huawei from 5G

STEVEN CHASE ROBERT FIFE OTTAWA BUREAU CHIEF Oct 11, 2018 Two influential members of the U.S. Senate select intelligence committee have written Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, urging him to bar Chinese telecom equipment giant Huawei from Canada’s next-generation 5G mobile network on the grounds the Shenzhen-based firm represents a significant security risk. These American concerns cross […]

Hackers Remotely Kill a Car on the Highway—With Me in It

July 21, 2015 I was driving 70 mph on the edge of downtown St. Louis when the exploit began to take hold. Though I hadn’t touched the dashboard, the vents in the Jeep Cherokee started blasting cold air at the maximum setting, chilling the sweat on my back through the in-seat climate control system. Next […]

Utilities rank highest for risk of data breaches

by Barbara Vergetis Lundin – Smart Grid News – April 15, 2015: Although utilities cannot predict a cyberattack, there is no question that they should at least be ready. Security rating company BitSight Technologies has released a report in which utilities rank the worst — warning of the threat of botnets and examining the link […]

Is our Data Safe?

The Smart Grid claims to be secure, but recent articles really make Canadians wonder if all this technology is really a good idea. PBS Nova features an interesting documentary about how data is handled, and what could happen to the data, including the Smart Grid. http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/tech/rise-of-the-hackers.html   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QmmOFtp-btM   PBS Program Description Our lives are […]

Cheney feared terrorist heart attack

Last Modified: 19 Oct 2013 00:28   Source: AP Dick Cheney, the former US vice president, said he disabled the wireless function of his heart defibrillator because he feared terrorists would hack it to give him a heart attack. Cheney, George W Bush’s right-hand-man in the so-called “war on terror”, said the device’s function was disabled […]

China has hacked every major US company

Cybersecurity advisor Richard Clarke is warning the U.S. that its major companies are being regularly infiltrated by Chinese hackers employed by the Chinese government to steal R&D. By Emil Protalinski | March 27, 2012 Richard Clarke, a former cybersecurity and cyberterrorism advisor for the White House, was a U.S. government employee for 30 years: between […]

David Chalk on Smart Meter Hacking

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Hacking Expert David Chalk Joins Urgent Call to Halt Smart Grid

http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20120412005992/en/Hacking-Expert-David-Chalk-Joins-Urgent-Call – For immediate release, 12 April 2012 – “100% certainty of catastrophic failure of energy grid within 3 years unless course is changed” VANCOUVER, British Columbia–(BUSINESS WIRE) The vulnerability of the energy industry’s new wireless smart grid will inevitably lead to lights out for everyone, according to leading cyber expert David Chalk. In an online interview […]

Smart Meters Reveal Movie and TV Viewing Habits

  28th Chaos Communication Congress Behind Enemy Lines SPEAKERS :  Dario Carluccio & Stephan Brinkhaus Smart Hacking For Privacy Advanced metering devices (aka smart meters) are nowadays being installed throughout electric networks in Germany, in other parts of Europe and in the United States. Due to a recent amendment especially in Germany they become more and […]

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