Dr. Weeks’ Comment: We reported almost two years ago that Smart Meters and their installation were FUNDED by the Department of Defense and were designed to spy on people. They are a BAD idea – insist on them being taken OFF your home.
Now, NBC is catching on and it is officially “news”:
After signing up with the German smart-meter firm Discovergy, the researchers detected that the company’s devices transmitted unencrypted data from the home devices back to the company’s servers over an insecure link. The researchers, Dario Carluccio and Stephan Brinkhaus, intercepted the supposedly confidential and sensitive information, and, based on the fingerprint of power usage, were able to tell not only whether or not the homeowners were home, away or even sleeping, but also what movie they were watching on TV.