Embedded devices security and firmware reverse engineering

Zaddach, Jonas; Costin, Andrei
BLACKHAT 2013, July 31-August 1st, 2013, Las Vegas, NV, USA

Embedded devices have become the usual presence in the network of (m)any household(s), SOHO, enterprise or critical infrastructure. The preached Internet of Things promises to
gazillion-uple their number and heterogeneity in the next few years. However, embedded devices are becoming lately the usual suspects in security breaches and security advisories and thus
become the Achilles' heel of one's overall infrastructure security. An important aspect is that embedded devices run on what's commonly known as rmwares. To understand how to secure embedded devices, one needs to understand their  rmware and how it works. This workshop aims at presenting a quick-start at how to inspect rmwares and a hands-on presentation with exercises on real rmwares from a security analysis standpoint.

Las Vegas
Sécurité numérique
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