2021-04-02 Major report on Vulnerability of Grid from “smart” devices

The next update will be on Monday, April 5. I wish you and yours a very Happy Easter!

1) A very clear and succinct description about how plants and animals, especially bees, are affected by EMF and how 5G milliwaves will be even more deleterious.

Animals And Plants Under Stress From Radiation

“In this presentation from our video series “How artificial electromagnetic radiation harms life”, the focus is on plants, and animals from mammals to birds and insects. The video uses a variety of research results to explain how continuous radiation affects animals and plants. It also shows why the new wireless standard 5G in particular will significantly increase exposure.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pfep5DllvCY  (11 min.)

2) North America is becoming more dependent each day on wireless communications and will become more so with the 5G grid. Years ago, cybersecurity experts warned that it was dangerous to have one connected power grid which would be vulnerable to accident or attack. See the last link, from 2013, in which former CIA Director James Woolsey warned that reliance on an electrical grid that could be hacked easily could end up with us in the Dark Ages.

A recent report from the US GAO, from which I’ve quoted a few statements, warn that wireless distribution networks will be vulnerable to attack via entry points like smeters and various appliances. “Smart” devices will be connected via the 5G grid to the Internet of Things – an open invitation to those who want to get into the grid.

There is a solution. The politicians know what needs to be done, reduce dependence on wireless technology, use fiber optic cable to the end user. Fiber optic cable will make us more secure as well as provide faster, safer service. We must do everything we can to make this happen.

Gov’t Accountability Office (GAO) Warns About Cybersecurity Risks to Utility Companies from “Smart” Appliances, Electric Cars

“Electric Cars, Smart Refrigerators Pose Cyber Risk To US Utilities, GAO Finds

The risks aren’t well understood by researchers, in part because of local and state control of electrical utilities.”


ELECTRICITY GRID CYBERSECURITY   (United States Government Accountability Office Report — March 2021)

“Distribution: The grid’s distribution systems carry electric power out of the transmission system to industrial, commercial, residential, and other consumers. Distribution systems may have distributed energy resources (e.g., solar panel installations on homes and businesses), smart meters, and networked consumer devices (e.g., smart thermostats and electric vehicle chargers) connected to them.” pg 9 of 46

“Like the rest of the grid, distribution systems are becoming more vulnerable to cyberattacks, in part due to the introduction of and reliance on monitoring and control technologies….

more networked consumer devices and distributed energy resources, which provide increased monitoring and control capabilities for consumers and utilities, are being connected to distribution systems networks.” pg.15 of 46

“A growing number of consumers are using networked consumer devices that are connected to the grid’s distribution systems, such as electric vehicles and charging stations, and smart inverters. These devices can be high wattage, which means they can demand a high amount of electricity from the grid. However, distribution utilities have limited visibility and influence on the use and cybersecurity of these devices because consumers typically control them, according to officials from a national laboratory. Federal and nonfederal entities we interviewed said that networked consumer devices connected to the grid’s distribution systems potentially introduce vulnerabilities. These views are consistent with findings in our previous work. In particular, we have previously reported that networked consumer devices are vulnerable to cyberattacks, including those involving malware that attackers could leverage in a cyberattack impacting the grid. Additionally, we reported that in 2018, university researchers found that malicious threat actors could compromise a large number of high-wattage networked consumer devices (e.g., smart water heaters) and turn them into a botnet….

the likelihood of such an attack is currently low, but the growing usage of networked consumer devices on the grid’s distribution systems could increase this vulnerability.”   pg. 22-23 of 46

Click to access gao-21-81.pdf


This warning from 2013:

Former CIA Director: The Grid Is Vulnerable To Attack

“The electric power grid in the United States is vulnerable to attacks that have already begun, former CIA Director R. James Woolsey said in Chicago Thursday night, and America needs distributed generation as backup—primarily in the form of natural-gas cogeneration and solar power….

The grid is vulnerable because it is controlled via the World Wide Web, said Woolsey, who directed the Central Intelligence Agency under President Bill Clinton from 1993-95.”



Sharon Noble, Director, Coalition to Stop Smart Meters

“Do the right thing. It will gratify some people and astonish the rest.”    Mark Twain


Smart Meters, Cell Towers, Smart Phones, 5G and all things that radiate RF Radiation