IoT Village at DEF CON 24 Uncovers Extensive Security Flaws in Connected Devices

“One of the most unnerving exploits was presented by researcher Fred Bret-Mounet, who showed an attacker could shut down the equivalent of a small to mid-sized power generation facility by accessing the flaw in solar panels manufactured by Tigro Energy.

In another, researcher Anthony Rose discovered that 75% of the smart locks he investigated could be easily compromised, letting an attacker open the lock on a victim’s front door. Another researcher, who goes by the handle “jmaxxz,” discovered a series of vulnerabilities with August locks which, if exploited, would mean that “anyone you’ve ever let use your phone, or ever given access to your home as a guest via your smart lock could enter your home without your knowledge or permission.” he said. Smart locks are one of the fastest growing consumer products serving the smart home.

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