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:
- Charlie Miller & Chris Valasek plan to show how they can remotely take control of a Jeep Cherokee
- Marina Krotofil plans to demonstrate a complete end-to-end attack against a simulated Vinyl Acetate production plant
- Runa A. Sandvik & Michael Auger plan to hack a TrackingPoint Linux-powered rifle
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.
The next few days should prove to be as interesting as ever. Stay tuned here for the latest from these briefings and more.