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Massive Vulnerability Detected In National Power Grids: “There Is No Way to Stop This”

 According to one group of engineers, the grid is so vulnerable that it wouldn’t even require a skilled hacker to compromise. In fact, when Adam Crain and Chris Sistrunk decided to test some new software they were developing they identified a vulnerability so serious that it could literally blind operational controllers to such an extent that they would be locked out of monitoring systems and unable to maintain grid integrity. The consequences, according to the engineers who note they are in no way security specialists, could be a total downing of the national power grid with nodes across the nation being taken over all at once. Moreover, the same systems used to maintain the U.S. power grid are also being used in other industries, like water treatment facilities.

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Comment by Ed Price
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Come on. Doesn't anyone get what is going on here? DHS WANTS the grid to be insecure, so they can use the future attack on it as an excuse for more Homeland Security. Besides, they know that nobody in the world will attack it. People around the world just aren't that way. Except for the United States Government, that is.

When the power grid comes down, it will be an inside attack, just like 9/11 was.

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