Vignesh aka Blueberry vignesh4303 is a red teamer cum security researcher who holds hall of fame in tech giants like google and and an avid CTF Player. He has worked on a wide range of topics in security that includes Red teaming, Infrastructure Pentest, Purple Teaming, Forensics and Incidence Response, Cyber Threat Intelligence, Cyber Footprint Assessment, Application Penetration testing. He had delivered his talks at various security conferences and workshops including Defcon Trivandrum and Balccon. He holds a experience of more than 7 years in the field of cyber security
Hacking Human Lives via Body Area Network
Body Area Network is a network of wearable computing device. People today prefer smart devices not only for their home, but also for their body. Body Area Network comprises of devices such as, advanced pacemakers, ECG, monitoring sensors, motion detectors. These devices communicate through RF such as Bluetooth, WiFi and Zigbee protocol. The devices using these protocols has a wireless range of more than 20 meters and some devices can be accessed even beyond. Anyone within this proximity can launch attacks on the BAN devices and read the data since these protocols are vulnerable for a lot of existing vulnerabilities. Considerable amounts of personally identifiable information are transmitted unencrypted over wireless and wired networks by these devices. Research estimates that 25 percent of healthcare cyber attacks will originate from IoT devices by 2020 . Now that several devices such as smart watches are able to communicate with pacemakers and ICD, this makes the BAN more vulnerable.