Thwarting hackers, one device at a time
Through a live demonstration, you will understand how far hackers can go and how hacking can cause damage to people and homes. You will never look at connected digital devices the same way again.
What’s in it for me?
What are hackers really after? Your money or your personal information? In the age of Alexa and Smart TVs, is your home really safe from hackers? Drop by our booth to find out.
This demo is an entertaining way of probing you to think of common mistakes and the dangers of smart devices that could possibly harm your privacy and physical security. After this session, your opinion on smart homes and cyber security will be completely different.
How does it look?
Through a series of demonstrations, you will realize the extent to which home devices are vulnerable, and how they can be exploited by hackers to invade your personal privacy.
The Hardware Hacking session involves the hacking of a smart doorbell and retrieving access to the file system, where an encrypted Wi-Fi password is stored.
The Wi-Fi hacking session involves a brief presentation about how Wi-Fi passwords are encrypted. Furthermore, the Wi-Fi password found in the file system will be decrypted, which demonstrates the importance of changing default passwords and using strong encryption.
The network hacking session showcases how information can be gathered by scanning the home network on any vulnerable device or interface, as well as exploiting common mistakes, such as default passwords and outdated software.
IoT hacking shows how to control all of the smart appliances and devices connected to the home Zigbee network, including smart lights and cameras which can be used for presence detection, replay attacks and spoofing.
The infrastructure hacking session includes a vulnerable website, which sets up a connection to a local laptop after the page is loaded by the home owners. When the access is retrieved, privilege escalation is used to become an administrator and gain access to all the files on the laptop.
- Increased awareness around the security of everyday home technologies.
- A fun new household chore of “Cleaning up around the house”.
- You can also participate in other activities during the event and win cool prizes!