HACK THE, er... WESTERN HEMISPHERE!!
2021-10-13, 17:15–17:25 (US/Pacific), The Point

We're legitimately live-streaming Toorcon across North America via a geosynchronous satellite. This talk explains how we did it.


The Shadytel cabal has been provided an unprecedented opportunity to legally uplink to and use a vacant transponder slot on a geostationary satellite about to be decommissioned. This lightning talk will cover the tools we used (including the HackRF, GNU Radio, tsduck, Flusonic, OBS, and others) to convert an unused commercial uplink facility into the ultimate, legitimate information broadcast.

Karl Koscher is a research scientist working at the University of Washington where he specializes in wireless and embedded systems security. Previously, he was a postdoctoral scholar working with Stefan Savage at UC San Diego. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Washington in 2014, where he was advised by Tadayoshi Kohno.

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