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IoT Village – DEF CON 24

August 6 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Las Vegas, United States

Thermostat Ransomware and Workshop

This workshop will give attendees a solid and in-depth understanding of the security profile of many IoT devices, using readily available home heating thermostats. The session will set the scene with an introductory presentation followed by a demonstration covering hardware hacking topics such as reverse engineering, firmware analysis, remote code execution, even abusing OTA updates. We will also go through a PoC IoT ransomware attack specifically for thermostats.

Typically, access to embedded functionality in thermostats is via their JTAG ports so we will provide a primer on those as well as giving attendees the devices and tools to enable you to fully access the device and create your own hardware attack.


August 6
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Bally’s Las Vegas
3645 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89109 United States
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