Saturday, April 12, 2008

Another scary article about attacking the power grid 

Network World says "Experts hack power grid in no time".

I've been to some talks about this issue. In some ways it's not as bad as it sounds. If you got into the control network, you'd still have to figure out what labels like "Relay 1225-A" meant. Disgruntled former insiders teamed with network intruders could be a dangerous combination, and so could infiltrators: but someone who got a job at a power company wouldn't need to break into the network.

Utilities definitely need to segregate their control networks from the wild Internet, though.


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