Originally Posted by Reluctantly
I'm supposed to accept the premise that he's some amazing hacker that knows how to hack almost anything, but I know the reality is that hacking usually requires mass amounts of information and other people to help or some really sophisticated baiting software that gets the information for you.
In this case it's actually really good, I think they have some good consultants. From memory ...
- TOR/Hidden service hack The child abuse/porn coffee shop owner. It's easy to leak information from servers unless you really know what you're doing, even when a hidden service. It's very possible for him to figure it out, and once he gets a hint of a possible local hidden service he could even do traffic correlation tests since he's inside the network.
- Police car Bluetooth hack Yep pretty easy
- Bad USB Hack. I don't think you even need a Ducky, it looked like just a stupid Windows .ini
- CDROM Hack. This one has to be an .ini attack
- Arduino/PI Climate control hack. Trivial, if the climate control is wired up through ethernet that way which is unusual. Typically the system for the warehouse would be separate and disconnected from the building system. But, given the premise it's OK.
- Social Engineering Hacks. All good stuff here.
- Deep Sound CD sure why not?
- Honey Pot OK but I don't get the point of this? Is the HP somehow blocking the hackers? But points for knowing about HP's
- General web sites ProtonMail/etc, hey they bothered to find something plausible!
On the downside the only bad one was the head Chinese hacker. First it wasn't an actual Faraday cage (OK few people have ever been in one), but two it's stupid. The woman actually meets him at an industrial address in person, blocking RF is pointless. And the thing about 'hacking time' was rather stupid.
Overall a great, refreshing show.