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Weak links leave electricity grid vulnerable

Electrical engineers in the high-mountain desert region of southeastern Idaho have spent the last six months testing the vulnerability of the computer system that controls the nation’s vast electrical grid. The concern among some at this 890-square-mile facility the size of Rhode Island is that the system has serious flaws that leave it open to cyber terrorists. Utilities use the system, known within the industry as SCADA, to monitor hundreds of miles of high-voltage wires and to operate other unmanned equipment by remote control. SCADA is standard in the industry worldwide. Many countries, including those that harbor terrorists, use it. Full Story

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