Hackers found 47 new vulnerabilities in 23 IoT devices at DEF CON

Smart door locks, padlocks, thermostats, refrigerators, wheelchairs and even solar panel arrays were among the Internet-of-Things devices that fell to hackers during the IoT Village held at the DEF CON security conference in August.

A month after the conference ended, the results are in: 47 new vulnerabilities affecting 23 devices from 21 manufacturers were disclosed during the IoT security talks, workshops and onsite hacking contests.

The types of vulnerabilities found ranged from poor...

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