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Hardware Hacking Party Tricks

Thursday, Apr 22nd, 2021

The way electronic products are attacked is continually evolving. What used to be complex tasks requiring specialized equipment and/or knowledge are now possible with open source tools and resources created by hackers for hackers. We can take advantage of this widespread availability to more thoroughly break systems or to understand how our products might be approached by an adversary. [ continue ]

…And Hardware for All

Thursday, Dec 3rd, 2020

The democratization of hardware through the open source and do-it-yourself movements has led to a world where the creation of electronic projects is accessible to people of all skill levels. With dedication and a willingness to learn, explore, experiment, fail, and succeed, one can build just about anything that comes to mind. [ 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 ]

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El País

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Privacy is the New Celebrity

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The Cyber Tap Podcast

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