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Internet-Enabled Drill Demonstrates IoT Security Done Right



To Mark Loveless, an internet-enabled cordless drill seemed like a perfect recipe for an IoT security nightmare.

Duo Security’s senior security researcher confessed that it sounded silly and quite possibly part of a push by the electronics maker to inject “smarts” into devices that ultimately turned them into hackable punching bags for adversaries to exploit. So when he examined an internet-connected Milwaukee Tool cordless drill he was pleasantly surprised to find the device’s “smarts” were implemented in a safe and responsible manner. The results of his findings are part of research published Monday, “Bug Hunting: Drilling Into the Internet of Things (IoT).”

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