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Hardware Hacking Trends

Published: July 20th, 2013 | Category: Security Conferences

Black Hat USA is coming up and while we were putting together our “must see” agenda, we noticed that there are several hardware hacking presentations this year. Here are just a few of the sessions that are hardware related:

  • Methodologies of Hacking Embedded Security Appliances
  • Power Analysis Attacks Colin O’Flynn
  • BIOS Security
  • I Can Hear You Now: Traffic Interception and Remote Mobile Phone Cloning with a Compromised
  • CDMA Femtocell
  • Embedded Devices Security and Firmware RE
  • Honey, I’m Home!! – Hacking Z-Wave Home Automation Systems
  • Bluetooth Smart: The Good, the Bad, the Ugly, and the Fix!
  • Fully Arbitrary 802.3 Packet Injection: Maximizing Ethernet Attack Surface
  • Energy Fraud and Orchestrated Blackouts: Issues with Wireless Metering Protocols (wM-Bus)
  • Revealing Embedded Fingerprints: Deriving Intelligence from USB Stack Interactions
  • The Outer Limits: Hacking The Samsung Smart TV
  • Funderbolt: Adventures in Thunderbolt DMA Attacks
  • What’s on the Wire? – Physical Layer Tapping with Project Daisho
  • JTAGulator: Assisted Discovery of On-Chip Debug Interfaces
  • Implantable Medical Devices: Hacking Humans
  • RFID Hacking: Live Free or RFID Hard
  • Exploiting Network Surveillance Cameras Like a Hollywood Hacker
  • Rooting SIM Cards
  • Home Invasion v2.0 – Attacking Network-Controlled Hardware

The Femtocell talk is already getting a lot of buzz from media sites which is likely due to the NSA PRISM related news. I’m glad to see this new trends of hardware hacking talks and not an overwhelming number of web sessions as I feel the hardware side is the next big area for research.

For a list of all the sessions visit the Black Hat USA 2013 schedule page.

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