Hacked: 10 Targets Other Than Your PC

By Jordan Robertson - 2012-07-17T21:59:05Z

Photograph by Greg Dale/National Geographic

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Not So Smart

Think your energy bill is high now? Researchers have demonstrated how smart meters can be reprogrammed to jack up people's power bills. In some cases, a computer worm could spread to other meters in a utility's network, giving hackers even greater control. A danger is that one day criminals might be able to turn someone's power on and off.