On October 1st and 2nd Flo and I were presenting at
hardwear.io in The Hague, NL. My topic was “Living in a fool’s
wireless-secured paradise” and Flo was presenting his current research
on medical device security. It was the first talk at an international
security conference for me and I am still quite excited!
I was speaking about the (in)security of wireless consumer alarm
systems, which you can buy just in every consumer electronics store
around the corner for about $10 – $250. I analyzed the systems on
different levels, e.g. looking at UART and JTAG and the wireless domain
with Software Defined Radio (SDR). I gave an overview of my current
research and the tools I usually use for hardware hacking, especially my
favorite thing to play with: SDR.
The con was cool with nearly 200 people attending – much more than
expected by the hosts. Perfect start for the first Hardwear.io!
The talks focused on in-depth technical aspects of hardware security.
That is an aspect I miss at many other cons. Another thing worth
mentioning is the badge: As you can see at the picture, the badge was a “Hardware Bug”.
Flo and I enjoyed it and we are looking forward to the next year’s
hardwear.io! Thank you guys, we hope to see you at Troopers16!
The slides can be found here: