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2012-11-06 En sommige 'slimme meters' zenden hun ac ... 7 years ago
En sommige 'slimme meters' zenden hun actuele gegevens ook continue via radiosignalen uit: Smart meters not so clever about privacy, researchers find - Networkworld (engelstalig artikel).
Researchers at the University of South Carolina have discovered that some types of electricity meter are broadcasting unencrypted information that, with the right software, would enable eavesdroppers to determine whether you're at home.
Met een SDR (software defined radio) is het dus mogelijk de signalen 'gewoon' te ontvangen en met wat zoeken uit te vinden bij welk huis deze horen.

Het bijbehorende research paper Neighborhood Watch: Security and Privacy Analysis of Automatic Meter Reading Systems (pdf) met veel meer technische details zoals frequentie en protocol.

Via Some Smart Meters Broadcast Readings in the Clear - Slashdot met de observatie (voor de US situatie) : Perhaps more distressing, given trends in 4th amendment interpretation, I bet the transmissions are open game for law enforcement.

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