Leading hacker and security expert Joe Grand uses Extech EX410 digital multimeters as part of the standard equipment in his popular Hands-On Hardware Hacking and Reverse Engineering course given at major events around the world.
If you’ve ever seen Prototype This! on Discovery Channel, or remember L0pht Heavy Industries, you’re probably familiar with Joe Grand, aka “Kingpin.” He’s made a name for himself as a prolific hardware hacker and today runs Grand Idea Studio in Portland, OR. We sat down with Joe at SXSW to chat hardware hacking, kids, and his thoughts on the state of computer security.
Debuting in February of 2005, Make: posited the idea that the world was changing, that advanced high-technologies and the collaborative powers of the internet were creating the perfect environment for all of us to claim an identity as “Makers.” For our 50th issue, we’ve collected a small sampling of these Makers who’ve had a great influence in the Maker Movement.