Inspection firm hacks inverters within minutes, casting doubt on security

“TÜV Rheinland broke into commercially available solar inverters “without any problems.”

The standards body TÜV Rheinland has cast doubt about inverter makers’ cybersecurity measures after it hacked commercially available PV inverters “within a few minutes.”

The Cologne-based organization stated that the finding was “all the more critical since storage systems typically communicate with the inverter, too.”

By hacking inverters, cybercriminals could gain access to battery management systems and trick batteries into operating in unsafe modes, TÜV Rheinland said.”

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