Video: Multiplexed Wired Attack Surfaces

In this presentation from the recent Toorcon 15 in San Diego, CA, Michael Ossmann and Kyle Osborn detail their efforts in hacking cellphones via multiplexed USB signals. Manufacturers of mobile devices often multiplex several wired interfaces onto a single connector. Some of these interfaces, probably intended for test and development, are still enabled when the […]

Intro to Software Defined Radio (SDR) using cheap TV tuner dongles

If you see posts relating to USB dongle SDR’s and wonder what everyone’s talking about, this video is for you. In this presentation from last weekend’s Hack3rCon 4 conference in Charleston, WV, Justin Rogosky covers the basics relating to using the familiar RTL-SDR TV tuner dongles to monitor obscure portions of the radio spectrum.

Video: Breaking SCADA communications

In this presentation from the InfoSec 2013 conference held October 3, 2013 in Louisville, Kentucky, Mehdi Sabraoui discusses the relative insecurity of SCADA network protocols. He covers the Sixnet Tools, taking advantage of a proprietary communication protocol supported by nearly all of Sixnet’s SCADA devices to compromise these devices across a network. Mehdi is a […]

DEFCON video: Live Free or RFID Hard

In this talk from the 2013 DEFCON conference, Francis Brown and Bishop Fox provide practical insight into how RFID proximity badge systems work. They highlight the real world difficulties encountered in reading RFID prox cards with conventional readers, and what you’ll need to build out your own RFID physical penetration toolkit. They use an Arduino […]

iSEC Open Security video: Hacking the Wireless World

In this presentation from the iSEC Open Security Forum, September 12, 2013 in Palo Alto, CA, Balint Seeber, Applications Engineer and SDR Evangelist / Ettus Research, provides an introduction on how to analyze and hack RF communications systems using open source software and cheap radio hardware. He describes, “The focus will be on how to […]

Video: R-Pi, media centers and AppleTV

In this presentation from the September 29, 2013 session of the Derbycon conference in Louisville, KY, David Schuetz, Senior Consultant with Intrepidus Group, demonstrates the use of the R-Pi as a media center and content server. He devised the project as a way to entertain his children on car trips, now that they’ve graduated from […]

Video – JTAGulator: Assisted discovery of on-chip debug interfaces

Joe Grand presented on the JTAGulator at this weekend’s Derbycon conference in Louisville, KY. We previously posted about Joe’s JTAGulator, which is an open source tool which assists in identifying on-chip debugging (OCD) and/or programming connections from test points, vias, or component pads on a target piece of hardware. The JTAGulator is available from Parallax […]

DEFCON video: Hacking Driverless Vehicles

In this presentation from the recent Defcon 21 conference, Zoz Brooks provides an overview of the current state of civil driverless vehicles and what hackers or miscreants might do to mess with them. Topics covered include common sensors, decision profiles and their potential failure modes that could be exploited. While many remember Zoz as co-host […]

Video: Massimo Banzi’s Arduino tutorial series

Arduino co-creator Massimo Banzi has produced a series of video tutorials covering all aspects of the Arduino platform and IDE. These videos were produced in cooperation with RS Components and feature their Arduino Starter Kit (though any compatible Arduino board should work as well.) The introductory video appears above, with the remainder available on their […]

DEFCON: The Documentary video download

The video entitled DEFCON: The Documentary has been released for download at the DEFCON XXI conference currently underway in Las Vegas, NV. The production by Jason Scott chronicles the first 20 years of the legendary hacker conference. You can obtain your own copy free from the “DEFCON torrent link. For those wishing to purchase a […]

Video: Blackbox JTAG Reverse Engineering

Felix Domke has been working on reverse engineering blackbox devices using the JTAG interface and presented this talk at the 26C3 Chaos Communications Congress conference. JTAG is an industry standard for accessing testmode functionality in almost any complex microchip. While the basics of JTAG are standardized, the exact implementation details are usually undocumented. Nevertheless, JTAG […]

Videos: Propeller Con 2013

Attention Propellerheads! If you’re looking for something to fill up a lazy Summer day, look no further than the videos from the 2013 Propeller Conference. This con took place in May at the Parallax headquarters in Rocklin, CA, and featured presentations on all things Propeller, including the impending Propeller 2. If the above video leaves […]

OISF 2013 video: reverse engineering demystified

Chris Eagle is a Senior Lecturer of Computer Science at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) in Monterey, CA and worked as a computer engineer/scientist for 28 years. In this video he gives a step by step introduction to the process of software reversing and vulnerability discovery. Chris is a co-author of Gray Hat Hacking and […]

Diamond package from NXP, the world’s smallest logic package

Drone refers us to this short video from NXP on very small pitch parts (0.35mm) and the challenges in mounting them. NXP debuts their new Diamond package which they report is over 25 percent smaller than their XSON package (suffix GN), previously the world’s smallest package. The video point out that this design retains the […]

Daisho open source multitool for phy layer monitoring

At the recently concluded TROOPERS13 conference in Heidelberg, Germany, presenters Michael Ossmann and Dominic Spill revealed the details on their Project Daisho, an open source hardware and software project to build a device that can monitor high speed communication links and pass all of the data back to a host system for analysis. They describe, […]

DEFCON 20 video: DIY electric car

In this talk from DEFCON 20, IT security professional and robotics enthusiast Dave Brown presents his thoughts on the DIY electric car. Dave’s views result from his experience designing and building his “Voltswagon”, a retrofitted 1974 Volkswagen Beetle. The PDF of the presentation slides should be available soon in the DEFCON media archive.