PreOS Security creates awesome-firmware-security

This is the initial version of the awesome-firmware-security list! I’ve been putting this off for a while (since day 2 of this blog), luckily Paul did most of the work to release this. Thanks, Paul!

If this initial release smells like a Glossary for an ebook, there’s a reason for that: we have an upcoming ebook, and this initial release of this list was meant to act as More Info and Glossary for the ebook. 🙂

This is scoped to platform security, for security researchers, DFIR, Blue Team, SysAdmins, etc. Currently it is focused mostly on Platform Firmware (eg, UEFI). It needs help from others that’re focusing on IoT/embedded/mobile device ‘firmware’.

I’ll have a second list for firmware development-centric topics in near future.

There’s MANY things to add. Please submit a patch with more details, I’m hoping this is a community effort, not just Paul and I adding entries to this list. PLEASE HELP!

links of awesome links

I’m a sucker for lists of resources. PreOS Security is about to release our awesome-firmware shortly. In the mean time, here’s some existing ‘curated links’ of other fun topics:

Exploit development resource list

I was going to suggest it should’ve been named awesome-exploit-development, but it appears that is already taken:
Going off-topic, but here’re some other recent ‘awesome’ and related resource lists recently noticed:


This is a list of resources about programming practices for writing safety-critical software. Disclaimer: I don’t work on safety-critical software so the resources presented here are not necessarily authoritative or latest documents on topic.

On a related note, SEI just made their Secure C and Secure C++ books freely-available (registration required), those are worth reading:


Awesome Vehicle Security list created

In the beginning, Yahoo! Directory was the place to go for list of sites, then DMOZ was briefly useful. These days, it appears the “awesome <topic>” set of ‘curated links’ are the new place to go for lists of links. There is a new list for car hacking:

Here are some others:

I’m about half done with an ‘awesome firmware’ list…