Hardware Hacking - Lightbulbs & Hard Drives presented at AtlSecCon 2016

by Colin O’flynn,

Summary : Can we trust hardware? This talk brings some examples of brand new hardware attacks against embedded systems – in particular a discussion of new attacks against internet connected lightbulbs, and how to attack pin-code protected hard drives made by several large manufactures.
Every year hardware hacking becomes more accessible, and this talk demonstrates a few techniques you might need to master to push the envelope of hardware hacking. Whether an academic, professional, or just interested hobbyist there is no reason to stay just an observer!
While this talk has a discussion of several new attacks on real products, the focus is on demonstration of techniques used during development of the attacks and how you can get started.