In Hardware We Trust presented at Atlseccon 2015

by Colin O’flynn,

Summary : Attacking hardware devices might be easier than you expect – this presentation details some attacks against hardware platforms, including attacks capable of breaking ‘military-grade encryption’ using nothing but a laptop and a few hundred dollars of equipment.
Whether you design embedded hardware, architect systems with secure hardware, or are simply an end user of Internet of Things (IoT) technology, this presentation promises to make you question how secure hardware devices really are.
This presentation details not only the technical workings of side-channel power analysis and glitching attacks, but also how they apply to real systems, and what this means to those designing those systems. All the tools used in this presentation are open-source, giving attendees the ability to dive into more details and try their hand at power analysis and glitching attacks.