Smart gun hacked with cheap magnet
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Using cheap magnet, hacker beats protections on a "smart" handgun.

This week the world’s elite hackers are gathering in Las Vegas for Def Con, the largest underground hacking event of the year.

The BBC’s North America technology reporter met a hacker who had circumvented protections on a handgun designed to make it impossible for unauthorised people to shoot.

Cyber-hacks season:


This week BBC News is taking a close look at all aspects of cyber-security. The coverage is timed to coincide with the two biggest shows in the security calendar - Black Hat and Def Con.

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  • 28 Jul 2017
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