"Smart electricity meters can be dangerously insecure, warns expert" #readingToday
Inside the home, too, the communications are rendered insecure by outdated standards and bad implementation. Almost all smart meters use the Zigbee standard to speak to other smart devices in the home. The standard, which dates from 2003, is a popular home automation standard, used for controlling everything from lightbulbs to air conditioners. But it is also so convoluted, due to the vast array of devices supported, that it is almost better to think of it as 15 different standards, each of which vendors can choose to implement how they see fit.