Wednesday, May 17, 2017

If You Thought WannaCry was Fun, You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet | Internet of Things

When an 11-year-old kid spots and exploits the vulnerability of Internet of Things toys in the home (i.e. anything from a teddy bear to a refrigerator may be Internet-connected), he brings such a blazing indictment down on all vendors and not just Microsoft.  Apple has been pushing IoT like it was cotton candy at the state fair.

Yah, you just got killed by a teddy bear and ain't that a bitch.

An 11-year-old boy has stunned a cybersecurity conference in the Netherlands by hacking the audience’s phones to weaponize a teddy bear in a terrifying display of the inherent weaknesses in the Internet of Things (IoT).

Reuben Paul gave the opening keynote speech, entitled ‘Symb-IoT-ic security’ at the #NLCyber conference in the The Hague on May 16.

"From airplanes to automobiles, from smartphones to smart homes, anything or any toy can be part of the ‘Internet of Things (IOT)," Paul told the crowd, as cited by AFP.

"From terminators to teddy bears, anything or any toy can be weaponized."

RT:  11yo ‘Cyber Ninja’ weaponizes Teddy Bear live on stage at tech conference (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

Pandora's Box, opened by the blatant criminals in the NSA, isn't just open now but entirely disintegrated.

Good job, patriots.


Anonymous said...

Or he was a puppet for some company

Anonymous said...

How did he get scheduled as a presenter

Peas InOurThyme said...

He came up with the idea and his ol' Dad was kind of proud of him