Premise: Let’s place a computer on a gun, and give it WiFi.
DefCon Response: Let’s hijack it, and install our own malicious updates.
This is the first article in a series titled the DefCon 23 Debrief Series. I may be doing one or more further articles, given time. This year was my first year at DefCon in Vegas, and it was awesome. If you ever have the opportunity to get your work to ship you there? Take it. If you ever get the opportunity to ship yourself? Don’t think. Go.
Each published post will include links to other articles in the series:
Article of the day…
If you weren’t aware, TrackingPoint creates guns that use “lock-and-launch technology found in military fighter jets in its Precision-Guided Firearms.” Using a Linux OS, these guns allow for the ability to strengthen your abilities to shoot targets. Gun scopes on these can even record your hunts, and you can use the WiFi on the rifle to upload photos or view live stream feeds.
They even sell smart glasses that sync with the rifle, which “empowers you to shoot around corners and record your hunt.” You know, in case what you are hunting is shooting back.
Though, something is amiss! There is currently a warning on the TrackingPoint Official Site: