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The Internet of Things to take a beating in DefCon hacking contest

Discussion in 'Network World' started by RSS, May 6, 2015.

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    Hackers will put Internet-connected embedded devices to the test at the DefCon 23 security conference in August. Judging by the results of previous Internet-of-Things security reviews, prepare for flaws galore.

    This year, DefCon, the largest hacker convention in the U.S., will host a so-called IoT Village, a special place to discuss, build and break Internet-of-Things devices.

    “Show us how secure (or insecure) IP enabled embedded systems are,” a description of the new village reads. “Routers, network storage systems, cameras, HVAC systems, refrigerators, medical devices, smart cars, smart home technology, and TVs—If it is IP enabled, we’re interested.”

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