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6th Grader Uses Teddy Bear To Hack Cybersecurity Conference

Postby sunnyd » Wed May 17, 2017 2:33 pm

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An 11-year-old “cyber ninja” stunned an audience of security experts Tuesday by hacking into their Bluetooth devices to manipulate a teddy bear and show how interconnected smart toys “can be weaponized.”

American wunderkind Reuben Paul may be still only in 6th grade at his school in Austin, Texas, but he and his teddy bear Bob wowed hundreds at a timely cyber security conference in the Netherlands.

“From airplanes to automobiles, from smart phones to smart homes, anything or any toy can be part of the Internet of Things (IOT),” he said, a small figure pacing the huge stage at the World Forum in The Hague. “From terminators to teddy bears, anything or any toy can be weaponized.”

To demonstrate, he deployed his cuddly bear, which connects to the icloud via wi-fi and Bluetooth smart technology to receive and transmit messages.

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