Practical Exploitation of Embedded Systems presented at SourceBoston 2013

by Andrea Barisani,

Summary : The presentation covers some exotic challenges arising from the in-depth exploration of the reverse engineering and exploitation of embedded systems.
We will cover hardware by showing how to identify and probe debugging and I/O ports on undocumented circuit board layouts.
We will cover software by exploring the analysis, reverse engineer and binary patching techniques for obscure real time OSes and firmware images with real world examples.
We are also going to address the post compromise art of debugging and patching running live kernels with custom backdoors or interception code.
At least one Apple laptop embedded subsystem will be harmed during the course of the presentation.