BlackBerry hacks a kettle to demonstrate IoT security strain | TheINQUIRER

Campbell Murray, technical director of Blackberry-owned Encription, led the demo, his British accent confirming why a tea-making device had become the centre of attention.

Murray showed that common security flaws in the WiFi network, including the use of ‘0000’ as a password, enabled him and his colleague Fraser Winterborn, head of R&D at Encription, to compromise the kettle and capture insecure communications including the user’s location.

The entire hack took just 14 minutes, and Murray pointed out that the key takeaway is that no evidence was left behind, and that “the only way to solve these issues is to prevent them”, which businesses fail to do.

Source: BlackBerry hacks a kettle to demonstrate IoT security strain | TheINQUIRER

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