Oct 27, 2020

The Internet of Things brings a web of promises and perils to the smart grid, experts say

Posted by in categories: cybercrime/malcode, internet

‚The innocuous microwave on a shelf in a laboratory at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) in Richland, Wash., is anything but ordinary.

“Weird,” is how Penny McKenzie, a cybersecurity engineer at the laboratory, describes the device.

The microwave arrived at PNNL with the capability to be controlled through a connected to the internet, a connection McKenzie and her colleagues declined when they plugged it into the wall.

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