IoT Village, presented by Independent Security Evaluators, hosts talks by expert security researchers who dissect real-world exploits and vulnerabilities / hacking contests consisting of off-the-shelf IoT devices. Over the years at DEF CON, IoT Village has served as the platform to showcase and uncover nearly 274 new vulnerabilities in connected devices.
IoT Village hosts the SOHOpelessly Broken CTF where players compete against one another by exploiting off-the-shelf IoT devices on a segmented network. These 15+ devices all have known vulnerabilities, but to successfully exploit these devices requires lateral thinking, knowledge of networking, and competency in exploit development. Participating in these real hacking challenges are a great experience to learn more about security and test your skills, so join up in a team (or even by yourself) and compete for fun and prizes! Scan the network to find every device and exploit as many as you can.
To have an easier time, it’s recommended to have a basic understanding of networking (common services and port assignments, subnetting, routing, etc.), filesystem layouts (NIX-based systems), shell-scripting, common NIX command line utilities, etc. Basic sysadmin skills.
Players are welcomed to get help from the IoT Village experts, however, they will not be eligible for prizes.