Hardware hacking without breaking stuff
who: Ben Knight
when: Fri, 12 Nov 2021 11:30:00 +1300
where: The Michael Fowler Centre
Hardware hacking doesn’t always have to be scary and destructive. What if you’re not confident at soldering? Or, your target device was super spennies and breaking it will make you sad?
Join Ben on this live hardware hacking session, where he’ll demo some ‘non-destructive’ hardware hacking tools. He will install a missing component, dump flash storage, and connect up to JTAG debug pins without soldering or hot air.
These tools have their limitations though. Ben will talk about when you can get away with this easy-mode hardware hacking, or when you need to roll up your sleeves and inhale some toxic soldering fumes.
Ben is a hacker at CyberCX. You may have seen his name pop up because of an AuThEnTiCaTiOn bYpAsS, or owning FortiPortal with a hardcoded password. Shelling consumer routers was a gateway drug, and he now enjoys hardware hacking. Despite a complete lack of electronics skills.