It wouldn’t be Black Hat if the conference didn’t have demonstrations that show how some technologies can be improved. This year, a lot of topics covered the IoT, as well as drones, drones, and more drones.
A security informatics team in John Hopkins University has raised concerns over the security of drones (unmanned aerial vehicles or UAVs) after it hijacked one and sent it crashing.
A security researcher discovered that the surveillance cameras he purchased online came with embedded malware.
The US Department of Justice unsealed an indictment against seven Iranian hackers for disrupting computer systems in the US—including banks and a New York dam.
Security researchers discovered that the Nissan’s car mobile app can be used to remotely hack any Nissan Leaf car’s features from halfway around the world.
Another smart toy vulnerability? Boston-based researchers found a flaw in a Fisher-Price smart toy that exposes sensitive user data, including a child’s name, birthdate, and gender.
A San Diego-based researcher discovered a flaw in a smart car’s operating system that allows it to be carjacked by playing a spiked .WMA track on its CD player.
Another power provider just reported being hit by a “severe“ attack, barely a month after the Ukrainian power grid was brought down by malware.
Malware found in power suppliers' systems may be responsible for causing a massive power outage in Ukraine.