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Hardware Hacking Training

Wednesday, Apr 23rd, 2014

Grand Idea Studio’s Hardware Hacking Training, taught exclusively by Joe Grand, focuses on hardware hacking and reverse engineering techniques commonly used against hardware products. It is a combination of lecture and hands-on exercises, culminating with students attempting to defeat the security of a custom-designed circuit board. [ continue ]

Tools of the Hardware Hacking Trade

Wednesday, Apr 23rd, 2014

Our reliance on embedded systems, such as consumer wearables, mobile phones, medical devices, network infrastructure, and industrial control equipment, has become an inescapable fact of life. We need to seriously assess the security of such products, and understanding what tools are available for the job is a good place to start. [ continue ]

PCB Deconstruction Techniques

Friday, Apr 4th, 2014

The primary purpose of Printed Circuit Board (PCB) reverse engineering is to determine electronic system or subsystem functionality by analyzing how components are interconnected. By accessing and imaging each individual copper layer of a PCB, one can begin to reconstruct a complete circuit layout. [ continue ]

JTAGulator

Wednesday, Apr 24th, 2013

On-chip debug (OCD) interfaces can provide chip-level control of a target device and are a primary vector used by engineers, researchers, and hackers to extract program code or data, modify memory contents, or affect device operation on-the-fly. Depending on the complexity of the target device, manually locating available OCD connections can be a difficult and time consuming task, sometimes requiring physical destruction or modification of the device. [ continue ]

OLED Tile

Monday, Nov 19th, 2012

The OLED Tile is a light fixture concept created to explore the use of organic light-emitting diode (OLED) technology in a modular and interactive fashion. [ continue ]

Press

IT Security Guru

Thank flaw finders, don't jail them

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When the Senate met L0pht

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Legacy of the L0pht