Yahoo News: Why you should root for the Black Hat Hackers

Yahoo News, August 4, 2014

Jesus Molina, the security expert who uncovered this year’s hotel hack, says he and many of his peers are focusing on weaknesses in the so-called Internet of Things. As more and more devices are connected to the Internet, hackers are finding far too many easy ways to break into the systems, Molina says....

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Shenzhen Daily: Hotel’s security flaws exposed

Shenzhen Daily July 22, 2014

LAST year, Spanish black hat hacker Jesus Molina stayed at the St. Regis Shenzhen hotel and found that he was able to hack into electronics in all of the hotel’s 250-plus rooms by using the iPad given to each guest to be used as a digital “butler”...

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Wired: Here’s How Easy It Could Be for Hackers to Control Your Hotel Room

By Kim Zetter July 17, 2014

To gain control of the systems in other rooms, an attacker would have to obtain the address for each device in each room. But this took Molina only a day or so. The protocol uses a KNX address consisting of just three numbers to talk to each device, and at least at the St. Regis, the addresses turned out to be sequential based on the rooms.

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NetworkWorld: Hacking hotels, shells, cellphones, cars and more mischief coming to Black Hat

NetworkWorld May 15, 2014

Jesus Molina makes a tempting case to attend the session Learn How to Control Every Room at a Luxury Hotel Remotely: The Dangers of Insecure Home Automation Deployment. "Have you ever had the urge to create mayhem at a hotel?

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