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Looking Into The Eye Of The Meter

hardware hacking
Don C. Weber
Black Hat USA 2012
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May 09, 2014
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When you look at a Smart Meter, it practically winks at you. Their Optical Port calls to you. It calls to criminals as well. But how do criminals interact with it? We will show you how they look into the eye of the meter. More specifically, this presentation will show how criminals gather information from meters to do their dirty work. From quick memory acquisition techniques to more complex hardware bus sniffing, the techniques outlined in this presentation will show how authentication credentials are acquired. Finally, a method for interacting with a meter's IR port will be introduced to show that vendor specific software is not necessary to poke a meter in the eye. This IS the talk that was not presented at ShmooCon 2012 in response to requests from a Smart Grid vendor and the concerns of several utilities. We have worked with them. They should be okay with this.....should.....

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