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Hardware security training at Black Hat

https://www.blackhat.com/us-17/training/index.html

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BSODomizer High Def

The BSODomizer is a man-in-the-middle device that connects between a target computer and monitor. It intercepts the legitimate video signal and replaces it with a fake BSOD (Blue Screen of Death) or other user-defined image at a pre-configured time interval or when triggered by an infrared remote control. The BSODomizer can automatically detect when the target computer is turned off or restarted, in which case it will revert to the harmless video pass-through mode leaving the user unaware of any wrongdoing. Released in 2008, the original BSODomizer produces a text-only display at 1024×768 resolution and connects to the target through an HD-15/VGA interface. Two CR2032 3V Lithium coin cell batteries provide the required power. It is no longer being produced. BSODomizer HD, created in 2016, is an enhanced, FPGA-based version of the BSODomizer. It features improved graphics interception and triggering capability, and produces a 1920×1080 (1080p) resolution image on any HDMI-compliant display. […]

BSODomizer / BSODomizer HD

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Joe Grand, Tools of the Hardware Hacking Trade

Joe Grand is giving a presentation, “Tools of the Hardware Hacking Trade”, at Duo Security’s Duo Tech Talks in Michigan

Joe Grand (@joegrand) will be trekking to Ann Arbor to teach you all the tools and tricks you need to get into hardware hacking and reversing! Joe currently runs Grand Idea Studio and is a bit of a hardware legend. He was a member of the hacking collective L0pht (along with Mudge, a previous Duo Tech Talk speaker) and was responsible for many years of the coolest DEFCON badges:

https://foundry.net/joegrand/defcon_electronic_badges

Meetup.com event page:

Tools of the Hardware Hacking Trade

Thursday, Oct 22, 2015, 6:00 PM

Duo Security, Inc.
123 N Ashley St, Suite 200 48104, MI

100 Hackers Attending

Hey all!Joe Grand (@joegrand) will be trekking to Ann Arbor to teach you all the tools and tricks you need to get into hardware hacking and reversing! Joe currently runs Grand Idea Studio and is a bit of a hardware legend. He was a member of the hacking collective L0pht (along with Mudge, a previous Duo Tech Talk speaker) and was responsible for m…

Check out this Meetup →

http://www.grandideastudio.com/

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Hardware Hacking Tools from OSBridge

Joe Grand of Grand Idea Studios gave a presentation at OSBridge the other week, video is now online:

Open Source Tools of the Hardware Hacking Trade
Joe Grand
Many embedded systems contain design flaws that could lead to exploitable vulnerabilities. In order to discover such flaws, hackers and engineers use a specific set of tools. In this session, Joe will discuss his favorite open source hardware hacking and reverse engineering tools, including those that monitor/decode digital communications, extract firmware, inject/spoof data, and identify/connect to debug interfaces.

More Info:

http://confreaks.tv/videos/osbridge2015-open-source-tools-of-the-hardware-hacking-trade

http://opensourcebridge.org/events/2015/schedule
http://www.grandideastudio.com/

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Hardware training at HushCon, December in Seattle

What: HushCon 2015
Where: Seattle, WA, USA
When:  December 2015

The event includes Hardware Training:
Joe Grand (@joegrand) – Hands-on Hardware Hacking and Reverse Engineering
Joe FitzPatrick (@securelyfitz) – Applied Physical Attacks On x86 Systems

The conference’s web site is under construction, look at their Twitter feed for current info.

http://hushcon.com/
https://twitter.com/hushcon

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Joe Grand: Tools of the Hardware Hacking Trade

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.

More Information:

http://www.grandideastudio.com
http://www.rsaconference.com/writable/presentations/file_upload/hta-w04-tools-of-the-hardware-hacking-trade_final.pdf
https://www.rsaconference.com/events/us15/agenda/sessions/1619/tools-of-the-hardware-hacking-trade

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