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Bloomberg: Better Thermostat Passwords May Deter Cyber Attacks on Grid

Posted by Jim Polson on Jan 19, 2018

"A key to preventing cyber attacks from crippling U.S. power grids could be changing passwords on Internet routers, wifi-connected thermostats and smart lawn-sprinklers.

"'A significant share' of Internet attacks result from unchanged factory default passwords on web-connected devices that allow hackers to break in and and install malware, according to a   Jan. 18 report  by the Advanced Energy Economy Institute... "
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