James Lyne, Global Head of Security Research, Sophos & SANS, discusses how IoT security concerns have lacked specificity on what the real issues are -- until recently. Lyne demonstrates how he assesses a CCTV camera for vulnerabilities and finds a total lack of security -- borderline humorous. Username: Admin.
Digging around in the binary and firmware is just one way for hackers to tap into IoT products -- they can also simply find the password printed on the box and discovered in photos online. In his live demo, Lyne shows how to reverse engineer security protocols.