In July we sent a crack team of Secarma ethical hacking specialists out to DEFCON 25. This is the world’s largest hacker convention, held annually in Las Vegas, with an estimated global attendance of 35,000 hackers.
We decided to target the IoT Village, and two competitions in particular: the Capture the Flag (CTF) and 0-day contest. We’re extremely proud to have gained maximum points in the CTF challenge, compromising every device put in front of us.
We then went on to win the 0-day content, discovering eight serious, previously unknown vulnerabilities in big brand routers and storage devices, which is the highest number found by any team over the last four years.