The smarter the air conditioner is, the better? The study says smart air conditioning could cripple
Core hints :In the hot summer heat, "Where to stay" has become a warm greeting, and air conditioning has become one of the summer's favorite appliances without controversy.

Release date:2018-10-23

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 In the hot summer heat, "Where to stay" has become a warm greeting, and air conditioning has become one of the summer's favorite appliances without controversy.

Due to the hot weather, the length of use of air conditioners has also increased significantly, and the corresponding increase in electricity bills has become a headache for many home users. With the continuous advancement of technology in the field of air-conditioning, many users choose to purchase intelligent air-conditioning with frequency conversion. Not only can the mobile phone APP be used on the way home from work, but also the air-conditioning can be opened in advance. But is intelligent air conditioning really better than conventional air conditioning? Let's take a look at a recent foreign discovery.
 
According to foreign media reports, security researchers from Princeton University have found that thousands of networked but invulnerable appliances such as air conditioners and water heaters can form a botnet, which can lead to severe power shortages in the grid and lead to widespread power outages.
 
"We hope that our work will raise awareness of the importance of these attacks to power grid operators, smart equipment manufacturers and system safety experts," the Princeton team wrote in its report. This in turn makes the grid(and other interdependent networks) safer against cyberattacks. This will be especially critical in the near future when more networked smart devices are manufactured. "
The findings also overturn traditional concerns about hackers and power grids. Often, researchers worry that professional hackers will invade critical infrastructure, such as power grids, and then cut off power and create chaos. But if the Princeton study is tested, hackers will find it easier to destroy the grid.
 
It is clear that massive power outages can be extremely dangerous, as major agencies such as law enforcement, hospitals and so on will all suffer from power outages at the same time.
"Unsecure Internet of Things devices can have devastating consequences that far outweigh the loss of personal safety/privacy," the researchers wrote in the report. This requires strict controls on the security of Internet of Things equipment, including regulatory frameworks. "
 

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