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This week, a Windows exploit that has the IT security set buzzing is highlighting the need for tough smart grid protections. According to this Stuxnet FAQ at Cnet, a computer worm is targeting Siemens’ Simatic WinCC platform, which is used by utilities and manufacturing plants, and is stealing industrial automation layout and control data. It goes to show that while smart meters may indeed one day become a critical attack vector, utilities face more immediate threats on their servers and desktops.