Joe Grand of Grand Idea Studio gave a presentation on “Tools of the Hardware Hacking Trade” a few weeks ago at RSA Conference:
“Embedded systems are pervasive in our society and many contain design flaws that can lead to exploitable vulnerabilities. In this session, Joe Grand examines common hardware tools used during the hacking and reverse engineering of electronic products, including those that monitor/decode digital communications, extract firmware, inject/spoof data, and identify/connect to debug interfaces.”
Joe Grand, a former member of the hacker collective L0pht Heavy Industries, is the founder of Grand Idea Studio, Inc, a company that specializes in the invention and licensing of consumer devices and modules for electronics hobbyists. The presentation is a nice look at current tools available for firmware/hardware hacking, from the security researcher perspective, for those of you who haven’t already created your ‘hardware hacking lab’. 🙂
I don’t know of any better resource lists of this kind, with a security focus. For books, there’s a chapter in Wiley’s “Android Hacker’s Handbook” that is similar. Alas, I didn’t find any audio/video archives, only the presentation. Most other hardware tools documentation I’ve found is mostly Maker-focused, not security focused.