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Researchers Discover Solar Inverter Vulnerability

Researchers Discover Solar Inverter Vulnerability

Created: Thursday, August 20, 2020 - 15:07
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Cyber Security, Physical Security, Research

Researchers from the University of California have announced the discovery of a method to spoof solar inverters, which are a critical part of the solar electrical generation process. This technique depends on exploiting electromagnetic sensors that are based upon older, less secure technologies and that are often used in commercial solar inverters. The attack requires a device, smaller than a coffee cup, to be placed within range of the inverter, which then can be activated remotely to cause surges in the attached grid. Read more at UCI News.