"A recent report on smart grid cybersecurity from the Government Accountability Office (GAO), which audits government activities, reveals the potential downside of increasing automation and communications within the electricity grid. For example, what if a burglar could browse data that reveals which houses in an area are empty, or what if you unwittingly paid for your neighbor’s electricity? These are possible scenarios in an insufficiently secured electricity grid and, in particular, in the emerging smart grid." (VentureBeat)

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