Hacking "Stuff" at Blackhat USA 2015

The Blackhat conference has given researchers a place to demonstrate various types of hacks. From the remote ATM "Jackpot" hack performed by the late Barnaby Jack in 2011 to medical device hacks in 2013, the Blackhat stage has been home to a variety of attacks against vulnerabilities in hardware, software, and the networks that connect them.

In this year's conference, here are a few things we can expect to see hacked:

 
 A Jeep Cherokee winds up in a ditch after hackers working with "Wired" magazine successfully take control of the vehicle by hacking in through its connected-car infotainment system.  (Photo: Wired Magazine)

A Jeep Cherokee winds up in a ditch after hackers working with "Wired" magazine successfully take control of the vehicle by hacking in through its connected-car infotainment system. (Photo: Wired Magazine)

 

These are just a few of the sessions that received approval from Blackhat to take the stage. There will certainly be more. And, of course, there will be countless more unofficial experiments taking place on the networks, systems, and devices used to run the conference, the hotel hosting the conference, and the attendees doing their best to safely enjoy the conference.

 
  Image: TrackingPoint

Image: TrackingPoint

 

The next few days should prove to be as interesting as ever. Stay tuned here for the latest from these briefings and more.