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DEF CON: Come hack the Internet of Things

Discussion in 'Network World' started by RSS, Jul 13, 2015.

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    The Internet of Things is talked about a lot and many people are unsure what it really is, but at DEF CON 23 this summer in Las Vegas, that should become a lot more clear as attendees compete to hack IoT devices.

    “Pwning IoT via Hardware Attacks” is a competition starting this year as part of IoT Village, a new sector of the conference focusing on security of proliferating device such as sensors, meters, industrial controls and smart appliances.

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    As part of the village attendees can enter their successful compromises against IoT devices in an attempt to win prizes. The entries will be judged on the severity of the compromise – how thoroughly a machine is taken over – and how it can be accessed, such as remotely or without being detectable, says Chase Schultz, a security researcher for Independent Security Evaluators (ISE), which is organizing the competition.

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