30c3 video: hacking RFID public access control systems

In this video from the 30th Chaos Communications Congress, Adrian Dabrowski lectured on RFID based access control systems which are becoming common in Europe. These systems debuted in 2006 and use RFID cards as a substitute for a previous mechanical key system to allow emergency service, delivery and other personnel unassisted access to the common […]

30C3 video: Monitoring the Spectrum – Building Your Own Distributed RF Scanner Array

At the recent 30C3 conference in Hamburg, Germany, Andrew Reiter outlined his efforts in using inexpensive RTL-SDR dongles to build a distributed RF scanner array for monitoring and spectrum mapping. Software-Defined Radio (SDR) has increased in popularity in recent years due to the decrease in hardware costs and increase in processing power. One example of […]

30C3 video: Programming FPGAs with PSHDL

In this presentation from the recent Chaos Communications Congress conference in Hamburg, Germany, Karsten Becker highlighted the Plain Simple Hardware Description Language (PSHDL) programming language for FPGAs. PSHDL is a new language that purports to have a much better syntax similar to C, making it easier for developers to learn. If you’ve tried to learn […]

30C3 Video: FPGA 101 – Making awesome stuff with FPGAs

This presentation by Karsten Becker was given at this week’s 30C3 Chaos Communications Congress (CCC) conference in Hamburg, Germany. In this talk I want to show you around in the mysterious world of Field Programmable Gate Arrays, or short FPGAs. The aim is to enable you to get a rough understanding on what FPGAs are […]