Black Hat USA 2015

I know you already have registered, etc. but that is one presentation I hope you catch and blog about:

WHEN IOT ATTACKS: HACKING A LINUX-POWERED RIFLE by Runa A. Sandvik & Michael Auger.

TrackingPoint is an Austin startup known for making precision-guided firearms. These firearms ship with a tightly integrated system coupling a rifle, an ARM-powered scope running a modified version of Linux, and a linked trigger mechanism. The scope can follow targets, calculate ballistics and drastically increase its user’s first shot accuracy. The scope can also record video and audio, as well as stream video to other devices using its own wireless network and mobile applications.

In this talk, we will demonstrate how the TrackingPoint long range tactical rifle works. We will discuss how we reverse engineered the scope, the firmware, and three of TrackingPoint’s mobile applications. We will discuss different use cases and attack surfaces. We will also discuss the security and privacy implications of network-connected firearms.

TrackingPoint should get security points for not basing their product on Windows XP.

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Lessons learned on Linux-based systems should be applicable to weaker operating systems as well.

Enjoy the conference!

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