The people who designed the "Smart" power meters didn't listen to this, and rolled their own crypto system. And guess what?
In the three years since its inception, the Open Smart Grid Protocol has found its way into more than four million smart meters and similar devices worldwide.This is me, with my surprised face one.
And like its SCADA, industrial control system, and embedded system brethren, it’s rife with security issues.
The weaknesses discovered by Jovanovic and Neves enabled them to recover private keys with relative ease: 13 queries to an OMA digest oracle and negligible time complexity in one attack, and another in just four queries and 2^25 time complexity, the paper said.Picky, picky, picky. Other than being able to read all the data, spoof data, and pretend to be a different device (jacking someone else's power bill up), the system is like TOTALLY secure.
I see lawsuits against the power companies in the future. Or unscrupulous consumers getting a lot of free power while the power companies slowly go bankrupt. Idiots.