Smart grids a critical infrastructure risk?

Summary:Could connecting cheap wireless devices to the electricity grid open up security holes in our critical infrastructure?

You can save money and reduce carbon emissions with smart meters that monitor your energy usage and smart grids that manage your electricity consumption.

But could connecting cheap wireless devices to the electricity grid open up security holes in our critical infrastructure?

Security consultant Crispin Harris thinks so and, as he explains in the first Patch Monday podcast for 2010, he's not alone.

Stilgherrian also summarises the week's IT news — everything you would have read yourself if you weren't so busy.

Topics: Emerging Tech

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Stilgherrian is a freelance journalist, commentator and podcaster interested in big-picture internet issues, especially security, cybercrime and hoovering up bulldust. He studied computing science and linguistics before a wide-ranging media career and a stint at running an IT business. He can write iptables firewall rules, set a rabbit tr... Full Bio

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