Ethically Hacking into Children's IoT Devices

Presented by

Senior Security Consultant, Elliott Thompson

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Join Elliott Thompson, SureCloud's Senior Security Consultant as he discusses a critical disclosure discovered on the children's VTech Storio Max tablet, which allowed attackers full access to the device including the webcam, speakers and microphone. This interactive session will cover the following: •How to approach unusual devices from a methodology standpoint •Identifying how manufacturers can break a secure base (Android phone with Vtech software) •Triaging of the custom parts of devices •How accessible ARM assembly can be The disclosure was reported to VTech, and a patch fixing the vulnerability was released within 30 days. The vulnerability was granted a CVE, and the story was featured on the BBC and at InfoSec’s Geek Street.

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