2021-10-13, 10:00–10:50, The Point
Hardware hacking is usually associated with soldering irons and wires, with the PCB being the primary attack surface. In reality, it's turtles all the way down: the deeper you dig, the more opportunities for attack emerge. I'll give a whirlwind tour of the incredibly diverse field of hardware hacking, including how transistors emit light and leak secrets, how to simulate hardware faults, and how you may spend most of your time dealing with software. I'll discuss how some attacks need a professional lab, but many can be done on a limited budget. This talk should allow anyone with a general technical background to walk away with an insight into what all this "hardware hacking" can mean.