Thursday, November 8, 2012

Students test security of utility's Automatic Meter Reading - - Columbia, South Carolina |

 Jennifer Emert
"So we actually did set up an eavesdropper, or a sniffer, tried to find out how many meters we can receive," said Xu.  "So at one single spot we were able to receive almost 500 meter readings."
They gathered information from several homes over a week, randomly picked one house, and easily had the owners lifestyle.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

City water, sewer officials in Columbia SC are directed to stop talking about investments in upgrading sewer system - Local / Metro -


Sources told the newspaper last month the consent decree could expose the city to fines as well as millions of dollars in improvements because of wastewater infractions that have resulted from years of insufficient spending on the sewer treatment plant, deteriorating sewer lines and other problems that have violated environmental standards. The settlement is likely to become public early next year.

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