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Experts try to hack smart devices at Shanghai contest

Pos machine, automatic door, smartphone, router and public cloud storage services are some devices "hacked" by experts 

Expert hackers were out in force during GeekPwn 2017, Shanghai's biggest security contest held annually, today as they tried to "hack" smart devices that now boast new features including biometric identification and artificial intelligence.

Eighty security experts attended the contest as they tried to “hack” 40 devices and services, including Pos machine, automatic door, smartphone, router and public cloud storage services, as well as some industrial-level applications.

Around 100 billion yuan (US$14.7 billion) is expected to be lost through data loopholes and malware annually, three times the size of the whole cyber security services market, industry insiders said.



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