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Tools of the Hardware Hacking Trade

 

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.

Slides: Tools of the Hardware Hacking Trade

Originally presented at the RSA Conference, April 22, 2015.

Revised September 10, 2018.

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