App note: Ensuring the complete life-cycle security of smart meters

Solutions to security threats faced by smart meters through their entire life cycle¬†from Maxim, app note here: This application note explores the various potential points of attack in the life cycle of smart meters: during manufacturing, installation, operation, and post-installation. The application note then discusses real solutions to these security vulnerabilities, such as the use […]

RTLAMR: an RTL-SDR receiver for 900 MHz smart meters

It never ceases to amaze how many projects are developed making use of the RTL-SDR dongle. Bemasher has developed a software tool which interprets the signals in the 900 MHz ISM band sent from smart electric meters which are growing in popularity among utility companies. This project is a proof of concept software defined radio […]

DEFCON 20: Hacking smart meters

At the recent DEFCON 20 conference in Las Vegas, Don C. Weber presented this talk on smart meter technology and security. The presentation deals with the optical port found on smart meters, and covers attacks from quick memory acquisition techniques to more complex hardware bus sniffing, as well as how authentication credentials are acquired. Finally, […]