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The Current State of Hardware Hacking


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.

In this presentation, Joe discusses the increasing trend of hardware hacking, common attack vectors against embedded systems, and why engineers need to think more like hackers.

Slides: The Current State of Hardware Hacking: Like Shooting Fish in a Barrel

Originally presented at DESIGN West, March 29, 2012.



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