The Circle of HOPE (2018): "Your IoT Roommate and You - Living with the Enemy" (Download)
Friday, July 20, 2018: 11:00 pm (Booth): More and more people, hackers included, are allowing IoT devices into their homes, while simultaneously not a week goes by without a new IoT botnet or an attack on and involving IoT devices. Time to talk about what the paranoid of us already know - how to live with your IoT roommates and keep your privacy, security, and sanity. Michael will go through the story of his smart water heater and how he’s slowly but surely making it more hacker friendly - from replacing its permission hungry app, to inspecting the software and the remote API it insecurely communicates with, and finally physically taking it apart in order to make sure it doesn’t have added "features." The talk will include technical details about his device, but more importantly it will contain strategies and ownership tips that will work on any other. IoT devices are moving in - will you be prepared?