Grand Idea Studio

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Monday, Nov 5th, 2018

Talvez você não conheça Joe Grand, mas o apelido Kingpin ecoa na comunidade hacker até hoje — mesmo que esse nome esteja enterrado e, raramente, ainda apareça nos corredores hackativistas e de alterações em hardware. Kingpin, que não tem relação direta com o famoso Rei do Crime de Demolidor caso você se pergunte, estará no Brasil em novembro para o Roadsec; e o TecMundo teve a chance de bater um papo com o lendário hacker. [ continue ]

The Security Ledger Podcast

Tuesday, Oct 9th, 2018

Noted hardware enthusiast and hacker Joe Grand told reporters from Bloomberg that finding an in-the-wild supply chain hack implanting malicious hardware on motherboards was akin to witnessing “a unicorn jumping over a rainbow.” Joe joins us to talk about whether Bloomberg got it right.  [ continue ]

Bloomberg Businessweek

Thursday, Oct 4th, 2018

“Having a well-done, nation-state-level hardware implant surface would be like witnessing a unicorn jumping over a rainbow,” says Joe Grand, a hardware hacker and the founder of Grand Idea Studio, Inc. “Hardware is just so far off the radar, it’s almost treated like black magic.” [ continue ]

The New York Times

Saturday, Sep 22nd, 2018

At Defcon, one of the world’s largest hacking conferences, new pressures are reshaping the community’s attitudes toward privacy and anonymity. Joe Grand, who for many years operated under his alias, Kingpin, understands the complexities of the relationship as well as anyone.  [ continue ]


Tuesday, Sep 18th, 2018

Grand was tasked with designing the first ever electronic badge, which premiered at Def Con 14 in 2006. The first badge didn’t include any games or puzzles, but was meant to be a sort of platform that would allow people to familiarize themselves with hardware hacking. Grand continued to design Def Con’s electronic badges for the next four years and challenged himself to put a new spin on them each time.  [ continue ]


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