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Hackers Could Use Security Flaws in Solar Panel Equipment to Take Over Power Grid

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Hackers Could Use Security Flaws in Solar Panel Equipment to Take Over Power Grid

Vulnerabilities in solar panels could leave power grid open to hacker attacks, new research from a security engineer has revealed.

Willem Westerhof has released details of 21 security flaws found in solar panels manufactured by German solar equipment company SMA that make them susceptible to a violation from outside sources. If this type of action is encountered, it could lead to global power outages. 

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According to the new research, the flaws in the panels could lead to serious damage to solar power plants. This type of attack could have a longer lasting effect than just a temporary power outage.

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