Haunted House makes the CeBIT rock

The research project Haunted House has already made a splash with its first official presence in public. The IoT model house attracted the masses during the live presentation of easy to hack smart home gadgets and various TV teams visited the Sophos booth to film the object in action. As a matter of fact the Haunted House was also mentioned as “Top Trend” in one of the official after show CeBIT press releases. After getting back into the Labs the Smart-Home-Honeypot will now be online for several weeks to monitor and evaluate the behavior of potential hackers. This results will be complemented by additional heat maps showing open IoT technologies worldwide.


Starting signal for the Haunted House at the G20 conference in Berlin

The Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy has organized the conference “Digitizing Manufacturing in the G20 - Initiatives, Best Practices and Policy Approaches” in Berlin on March 16 and 17 in the run-up to the G20 meeting of digital ministers. The Haunted House will also be presented at this event with live demonstrations to participants in the main hall showing the dangers of inadequately secured smart home systems.


Haunted House opens its doors at CeBIT 2017

This year’s CeBIT running from 20 to 24 March, 2017 is the stage for the first major live appearance of the Sophos Haunted House. Live from a large-scale recreated smart home, visitors will be able to see just how easy it is to hack an intelligent refrigerator or a private video monitoring system. In addition to live analyses of the attack anatomy, visitors can also take part in a so-called “Capture-the-Flag” competition and uncover their hacking potential. Presentations and live hacks on the topic of IT security are also on the agenda.