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Black Hat Europe: IoT devices can hack phones

Tim Greene | Nov. 3, 2016
Black Hat demo shows Belkin WeMo devices stealing pictures, monitoring the location of Android phone

Going forward, apps for controlling IoT devices will have to be considered a possible security threat. “The consumer has to make the decision: ‘Do I want the internet-enabled whatever device? Because I know it might affect the security of my phone,’” he says.

While he plans more research into IoT security, he sees others jumping on this new means of compromising phones. “There are going to be more second- and third-order effects of having an IoT device – things we haven’t thought of yet,” he says.

 

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