DEF CON 23 - Runa Sandvik, Michael Auger - Hacking a Linux-Powered Rifle

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TrackingPoint is an Austin startup known for making precision-guided firearms. These firearms ship with a tightly integrated system coupling a rifle, an ARM-powered scope running a modified version of Linux, and a linked trigger mechanism. The scope can follow targets, calculate ballistics and drastically increase its user's first shot accuracy. The scope can also record video and audio, as well as stream video to other devices using its own wireless network and mobile applications.

In this talk, we will demonstrate how the TrackingPoint long range tactical rifle works. We will discuss how we reverse engineered the scope, the firmware, and three of TrackingPoint's mobile applications. We will discuss different use cases and attack surfaces. We will also discuss the security and privacy implications of network-connected firearms.

Speaker Bios:
Runa A. Sandvik is a privacy and security researcher, working at the intersection of technology, law and policy. She is a technical advisor to both the Freedom of the Press Foundation and the TrueCrypt Audit Project, and a member of the review board for Black Hat Europe. Twitter: @runasand

Michael Auger is an experienced IT Security specialist with extensive experience in integrating and leveraging IT security tools. He has leveraged a wide range of IT security solutions, integrating them, to deliver leading edge incident response and security operations capabilities.
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