Video: Using superpowers for hardware reverse engineering


Prior to delivering a presentation at today’s DEFCON, hardware hacking guru Joe Grand gave this talk at BSidesLV held August 5-6, 2014 in Las Vegas. Joe describes, “[s]uperpowers, normally used by superheroes in the battle of good versus evil, are also accessible to engineers and hackers in equipment used for failure analysis and verification of PCB fabrication and component assembly processes. This presentation examines the use of lasers, X-rays, and sound waves to aid in the reverse engineering of electronic products and circuit boards.”

A 33 page PDF of the slides is available for download.

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