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Smart power grid technology may be prone to hacking, claims study

What is smart grid technology?

It is the policy of the United States to support the modernization of the Nation’s electricity transmission and distribution system to maintain a reliable and secure electricity infrastructure that can meet future demand growth and to achieve each of the following, which together characterize a Smart Grid


Smart grid technology – such as management systems in power plants – may be prone to hacking, say scientists who delved into “nightmare” scenarios where hackers exploit security weaknesses and execute a disruptive plan of cyberattacks.
Reliability measures of electrical grid has risen to a new norm as it involves physical security and cybersecurity. Threats to either can trigger instability, leading to blackouts and economic losses.


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  1. Pok?mon credit card players are warning each
    other against buying loose English Pok?mon Sunshine & Moon
    packages from suppliers. An alleged exploit in Pok?mon Sunlight & Moon’s booster containers
    may lead to vendors scamming customers out of unusual cards.

    Over the last couple of days, Pok?mon card players have
    reported that Sunlight & Moon’s booster boxes are “mapped.” It’s an age-old traditions describing how web publishers package credit cards in
    a particular order, which is discernible and exploitable by players.
    Of being randomized instead, the Pok?mon Sunlight & Moon booster box’s 36 sole packs are allegedly established in
    a predictable style separating common-only packages from ones filled with rares.

    Players say that there is either an ultra-rare cards or
    a uncommon card in every third pack. All of those other packs, evidently, are garbage.

    Since the cards’ early Feb release, YouTube anecdotes and videos
    across Reddit and NeoGaf have alleged this pattern.

    NeoGaffer N.Domixis analyzed it out for himself, pulling a uncommon, holo
    rare, top secret rare or powerful “GX” credit card out of every third
    load up in his booster’s box’s kept and right rows. Over e-mail, he added that there’s a “sub-pattern of alternate holo-rare/ultra-rare.”

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