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    EGEB: Wind turbines hackable, Michigan says solar doesn’t cost grid, long live Perovskite, more

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    Researchers found they could hack entire wind farmsStaggs typed into his laptop’s command line and soon saw a list of IP addresses representing every networked turbine in the field. A few minutes later he typed another command, and the hackers watched as the single turbine above them emitted a muted screech like the brakes of an aging 18-wheel truck, slowed, and came to a stop – We know that the times we live in times when hacking power plants is real. We know that hackers have learned how to create ‘botnets’ that can infect millions of machines at once, and then those machines can all turn on at once to begin their pre-determined illicit activities. If we’re going to distribute energy management computers that are connected to the internet – every individual solar panel will have a computer internal soon – we’re going to have to step up our security game.

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