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Let the alarm chimes ring! Severe security breaches in building automation systems

Swedens largest newspaper Dagens Nyheter just revealed severe security breaches on buildings in Sweden not only apartment buildings but also police offices and other important builings have their systems open to internet.

The problem is that the building automation equipment is more and more sophisticated and unskilled personnel in combination with por design makes it hard to enforce any security.

End users need access to the washing booking systems o you open a web port on the firewall.
Operators need access to a ventilation unit.
Installers don’t know where to put the passwords so they leave the default ones.

In an average building today it is only a poorly configured internet modem/firewall that keeps the systems from being accessed from internet. And when several holes are drilled in it to gain access it is easy to gain access and control many of the systems.

(Links in Swedish)
Internet modems easily crackable
Police office disconnects internet cable
Reporter hacks into school
Reporter hacks a church

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Build ing green, Copenhagen

I was invited to the EU project PLEEC to talk in Copenhagen on the Building green fair The program from the PLEEC projekt I spoke on the subject ”Technology driven energy efficiency are innovations the solution”  There were some 40 persons present at the conference and the exhibition

@PLEECproject is on twitter

PLEECproject site

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Smart Sustainable Cities Day 2014

At the event Smart sustainable cities day I held a talk on the theme of the cities grids and the need for Internet Of Things in them

The energy landscape is changing rapidly and we are demanding instant access to energy everywhere. IoT is needed in endpoints not only to measure for payment but also to interact with the grid managing peak loads.

Abstract and slides are here
smart-sustainable-cities-iot-challenge
Video from talk
Twitter hashtag discussions

The electric revolution

I was thrilled to see the first formula E electric racing. This is reallay a fantastic trend! The evolution of electrical motors killing the old oil based ones. With clean renewables we will get everything over to electric.


We also see changes in motorcross and motorcycles my son is longing for this

http://www.ktm.com/freeride/freeride-e/highlights.html

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Organizing the Global IoTDay Stockholm

I’m organizing the event in Stockholm on the Global IoTDay

If you are in stockholm
Or if you would like to participate virtually
It will be a fantastic day and evening
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Hacked by …

Well yes, some of my WordPress sites  got hacked!  So it cost me some 10h work. To what gain ? The hacker proclaims that he helps the Palestine cause and will continue hack sites until Palestine is freed.

I gladly help in that cause but the use of hacking peoples sites seems a bit odd for me. The hack was visible a few hours before I took them down so the gain is minimal, and my frustration is bigger.

So next time contact me instead and I will gladly help out!

InfraHeatersOverBusstop

We live in Sweden!!!

Passed the Grand central bus station a morning. It was 4 Celsius (39 F) not cold at all! To my stunning eyes I found these infra-heaters above the pavement. Couldn’t find the power reading but I would guess at least 4kW

WE LIVE IN SWEDEN, Get dressed!!!

hard to work with energy-efficiency when there is so many stupid decisions made. I donate my gloves and cap.

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