School is in Session!

As some of you are aware, we’ve been working on creating an embedded systems hacking course. We’ve been busy lately putting together a few invitation-only classes and have gotten some great feedback from our students.

The two day beginner’s course is designed to introduce students to hardware and firmware analysis, reverse engineering tools, and embedded vulnerability discovery and exploitation. It all culminates with students finding 0-days in an actual embedded system and popping some remote root shells!

The classes have been a blast, and will be open to public registration once we find a proper venue. Until then, here’s a few pictures from our first ever class. Thanks to all the guinea pigs students that attended!

Discussing Hardware and Chip Identification

Demonstrating correct soldering technique while waving the soldering iron dangerously close to my face

Students soldering on UART headers

Students finding 0-days and popping shells

The aftermath

The open, unattended ATM machine at the coffee shop across the street

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9 Responses to School is in Session!

  1. Chintan says:

    I would like to know where the courses would be offered?

    • Craig says:

      At least initially in Columbia, MD. Once we get the classes rolling we’d like to be able to offer them in other locations as well. But first things first.

  2. Phil says:

    Gah, first the ARM course, now this… you guys should put out a hardware hacking book for those of us that aren’t able to attend the classes. ^_^ Great work, love the blog.

    • Craig says:

      Believe me, it’s been discussed. 🙂

      • Cosmo says:

        Oh it better have been discussed.
        I’ve been reading over all of the posts on this blog, and man do I regret not being able to make it to those classes.

        Great work, though!
        Keep it up!

  3. Sergio Rivaldi says:

    I know it might be too early to ask, but when are you hoping to offer the first official class?

  4. Ahmed says:

    Hello Craig,
    Thanks for the great tutorials. I would like to learn more about your classes.

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