This article really makes me mad. I will cover the security risks in a second but I need to editorialize it first. What people are protesting and don’t like is the fact that their power usage will be looked at and their usage could be questioned. This reporter simply ignores that fact. On the security side, this is a big risk. If malware could get control of the “Meter-Net” (my term) then they could really have control over our most private location, our homes.
This could also lead to a physical attack or break in, timing an outage in a house or neighborhood when the power usage is down.