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Hardware Hacking Training

Wednesday, Jun 10th, 2020

Joe Grand’s hardware hacking training courses teach the concepts and techniques used to explore, manipulate, and exploit electronic systems. [ continue ]

JTAGulator®

Wednesday, Jun 10th, 2020

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 interfaces can be a difficult and time consuming task, sometimes requiring physical destruction or modification of the device. [ continue ]

An Overview of Hardware-Based Covert Channels

Wednesday, Jun 10th, 2020

Covert channels are methods of surreptitious data transfer used to communicate with or exfiltrate information from a compromised computer system. They can exist within any layer of the system, including hardware, application software, operating system, or network stack. Typically, covert channels are employed on critical, protected, and/or air-gapped assets that an attacker may not be able to access by conventional means. [ continue ]

Killer Pizza Robot

Wednesday, Jun 3rd, 2020

Designed in collaboration with Joe Grand’s 8-year-old son, the Killer Pizza Robot embodies all that is terrifying about killer pizza robots. It can eat and regurgitate paper strips while threatening invaders with multiple arms, piercing red eyes, and a stylish top hat. [ continue ]

When Hacking and Engineering Collide

Thursday, Oct 10th, 2019

Growing up behind the keyboard of an Atari 400, spending countless hours on bulletin board systems, and building electronic projects from magazine how-to columns, Joe was lucky to discover his passion early on. When other kids talked about what they wanted to be when they grew up, it was a firefighter, police officer, or astronaut. Joe wanted to be an engineer. [ continue ]

Press

Altium OnTrack Insight

Meet Joe Grand

Altium Stories

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The Hacker Next Door Podcast

Hardware Hacker Joe Grand