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The control room at Exelon Corp.'s Limerick nuclear power generating station in Pennsylvania.

Photograph by Bradley C. Bower/Bloomberg

The control room at Exelon Corp.'s Limerick nuclear power generating station in Pennsylvania.

Control-Systems Bugs Jump After Stuxnet Nuclear Plant Attack

Control systems are a dream for hackers and Hollywood script-writers. They run power plants, dams, train lines and traffic lights — and they’re becoming more vulnerable to attacks that can inflict spectacular, physical destruction. According to research released today by...

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The radio frequency of a newly-installed smart meter is checked in Burlington, Vermont.

Photograph by Toby Talbot/AP Photo

The radio frequency of a newly-installed smart meter is checked in Burlington, Vermont.

Smart-Meter Hacker to Give Talk He Shelved Under Industry Pressure

Few things are as scandalous at computer-hacker conferences as the presentations that don’t happen. Hackers face constant legal threats for their discoveries. So when someone plans to disclose an important security hole, but is forced to cancel the talk because...

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