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Tools of the Hardware Hacking Trade

Wednesday, Apr 23rd, 2014

Many electronic devices contain design flaws that could lead to exploitable vulnerabilities. In order to discover such flaws, hackers and engineers use a variety of tools. This presentation describes the tools commonly used during the hardware hacking and reverse engineering processes, including those that monitor/decode communications, extract firmware, inject/spoof data, and identify/connect to debug interfaces. [ continue ]

PCB Deconstruction Techniques

Friday, Apr 4th, 2014

Printed Circuit Boards (PCBs), used within nearly every electronic product in the world, are physical carriers for electronic components and provide conductive pathways between them. [ 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 ]

Stories and Stuff

Thursday, Aug 9th, 2012

As hackers and makers, we are driven to explore, create, improve, learn, teach, and share. We do things that we love because we love to do them. [ continue ]

Press

Threatpost

Cyber UL Could Become Reality Under ...

The Washington Post

A Disaster Foretold - And Ignored

Bill Martinez Live

Passenger Hacking Into a Plane