2017-04-29 Industry warns of many security flaws in IoT that could cause major harm, even death.

[Cars – Cell Phone Radiation – Hackers – Hospitals – IoT Security Flaws – Medical Devices Ransomware – Right to Know – Smart Meter Benefits – Elon Musk Tesla Solar Roof Costs – Wireless | Berkeley, California, USA]

 

1)   The information about Berkeley’s “right to know” is being published in various non-RF media.

  


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California Upholds “Right to Know” Warning Consumers of Cancer-Causing Cell Phone Radiation

http://www.trueactivist.com/california-upholds-right-to-know-warning-consumers-of-cancer-causing-cell-phone-radiation/

2)   After more than 8 years of experience in the USA with smeters, despite all the claims, no energy has been saved as a result of spending all the money on this dangerous, invasive and expensive gadget.  People don’t change their usage habits just because they can easily see how much energy is being used. Well before smeters, we all knew that a light bulb uses electricity.

IoT developers can learn from America’s smart meter mistake

https://www.iottechnews.com/news/2017/apr/28/iot-developers-can-learn-americas-smart-meter-mistake/

3)   Need a new roof that will produce electricity??  He’s comparing to tile roofs. I will attempt to find comparisons to asphalt shingles.

Tesla’s Solar Roof To Cost Less Than A Regular Roof – Even Before Energy Production, Says Elon Musk

https://tinyurl.com/muyf85e

A look at all of Tesla’s new solar roof products [Gallery]

4)   Industry warns that the Internet of Things (IoT) could allow hackers to actually cause serious harm or even death by controlling or manipulating medical devices, cars, or power supplies. Emphasis that wireless/smart” technology is far from being secure.

Why puny IoT security could kill sooner rather than later

Incidents of ransomware is rising and potentially deadly cases of ransomware attacks on hospital networks saw hackers hold sensitive patient data hostage. These hacks directly endangered the lives of patients relying on a functioning hospital network.

With the rise of internet-connected healthcare devices, what happens when hackers gain access to these life-sustaining devices? The outlook is grim: in 2011 one hacker demonstrated his ability to remotely access and shut down insulin pumps within a 300m range.

In 2016 researchers identified security flaws in cardiac defibrillators, meaning that right now healthcare devices could potentially be accessed by hackers.”

https://www.iottechnews.com/news/2017/apr/10/why-puny-iot-security-could-kill-sooner-rather-later/

 

Sharon Noble
Director, Coalition to Stop Smart Meters

Even if all the experts agree, they may well be mistaken.
~ Bertrand Russell