Inside Our Toys - How to Hack Into an Embedded Device

Talk by Kev Sheldrake

Sunday from 4:10 PM - 5:10 PM in Stage C

While we all like to make, modify and re-appropriate technology, some of us like to break it for, um, fun and profit. As a professional penetration tester (my job is to break my employer's devices before they release them) I will explain how I go about finding vulnerabilities in IoT devices. I will look at hardware, software and cryptographic attacks that can give us root on our toys. Rather than focus on specific bugs in particular devices, this talk will describe a number of generic attacks that can be attempted against a wide variety of networked 'things'. The attacks range from the trivial that anyone with a soldering iron and a few bits and bobs could attempt, through those that require moderate linux knowledge, to those that require a disassembler and a knowledge of reverse engineering. It should be of interest to anyone who would like to root their own shiny, IoT devices.


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