Future cybersecurity pro Reuben Paul, 11, deftly hacked the Bluetooth devices of attendees at the World Forum in the Netherlands on Tuesday using a stuffed bear to connect to the cloud via Bluetooth and Wi-Fi.
Paul then used a Raspberry Pi to scan for Bluetooth devices before downloading sensitive information, according to a welivesecurity blog post. Using Python, he accessed the bear through “one of the stolen numbers and turn on one of its lights and record a message from the audience,” the blog noted.
The Austin, Texas, native, who began keynoting at security conferences as a nine year old, said: “From terminators to teddy bears, anything or any toy can be weaponized,” according to the post.
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