DVB-T Hacking - I can hack your shows presented at t2 2016

by Amihai Neiderman,

Summary : DVB-T is a standard for digital television broadcasting. The standard requires a consumer who wants to watch the digital television broadcasts to purchase a special device that can receive and process the RF signals. In my research I wanted to be able to exploit a DVBT receiver via an over the air attack – sending a specially crafted data packet over an RF signal and taking over the device.
The research was focused on a common receiver in Israel and Europe made by a Chinese company called MSTAR. The receiver itself is an embedded MIPS device which runs an embedded operating system. During the research I managed to extract the firmware from the flash memory chip on the board and analyze the binary dump. I reversed some of the main function in the OS and built a custom embedded debugger in order to be able to perform live debugging and eventually found and exploited a vulnerability in the DVBT protocol which allowed me using a USRP kit to exploit every DVBT receiver in an area of a few hundred meters.
My name is Amihai Neiderman, 27 years old. I worked with computers for the last 20 years, doing everything from high-level programming to bare metals electronics. I've always programmed for fun and problem solving and eventually found myself in the world of information security after finding "bugs" in websites competing with my own one. In the past 8 years I mostly do vulnerability research in windows, Linux and various embedded devices
Today I work for a company as a lead researcher in the field of mobile vulnerability research (I hack stuff).