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Security

Every Cloud has a Silver Lining

Wednesday, Dec 14th, 2016

Security is often overlooked during the design process of electronic devices. “We’ll fix it later,” says the engineer. “It’s not worth the cost until something happens,” says the manager. Poor embedded security practices and a lack of clearly defined security goals increase the risk of a product getting hacked, whether for malicious purposes or bragging rights. [ continue ]

The Pitfalls and Perils of Poor Security

Tuesday, Oct 28th, 2014

Hardware hacking and attacks against embedded systems are no longer limited to hobbyists who simply want to have fun making products do things they were never intended to do. Nation states, criminal organizations, and others looking to maliciously subvert, monitor, manipulate, or intentionally damage are now involved. [ continue ]

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 explores the tools commonly used during hardware hacking/reverse engineering, including those that monitor/decode communications, extract firmware, and identify/connect to debug interfaces. [ continue ]

Hardware Hacking for Kids

Saturday, Jul 28th, 2012

This presentation introduces kids to the joys of hardware hacking. [ continue ]

The Current State of Hardware Hacking

Thursday, Mar 29th, 2012

Hardware hacking is on the rise and most of the electronics industry is in denial. High-profile attacks against ATMs, voting machines, parking meters, medical devices, and printers were so simple, they should never have been allowed to happen in the first place. Challenges, constraints, and trade-offs are part of any product design, but it’s time security was taken a little more seriously. [ continue ]

Press

The Hacker Next Door Podcast

Hardware Hacker Joe Grand

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