Infosec In the City (IIC)
#IICSG2018 Training — Applied Physical Attacks on Embedded Systems
by Joe FitzPatrick, SecuringHardware.com
This course introduces and explores attacks on several different relatively accessible interfaces on embedded systems. Attendees will get hands-on experience implementing and deploying a number of low-cost hardware devices to enable access, privilege, and deception which is in some cases imperceptible from software. We'll examine UART, JTAG and SPI interfaces on embedded devices, representative of a wide range of embedded devices that span consumer electronics, medical devices, industrial control hardware, and mobile devices. We will observe, interact with, and exploit each interface to use physical access to enable software privilege.
Date: 22-23 May 2018
Cost: $2,500 SGD
UART Background: UART History, Architecture, and Uses
UART Lab 1: Connecting to known UART
UART Lab 2: Identifying and analysing an unknown UART
UART Lab 3: Escalating and persisting UART privilege
JTAG Background: JTAG History and Purpose
JTAG Lab 1: Hardware and Software Setup
JTAG Lab 2: Escalating privilege via kernel
JTAG Lab 3: Escalating privilege via a process
SPI Background: Flash storage and the SPI interface
SPI Lab 1: Accessing Flash from software
SPI Lab 2: Sniffing and Parsing SPI
SPI Lab 3: Dumping SPI from hardware
Firmware Background: More types of Flash, Storage, and Firmware
Firmware Lab 1: Dumping Firmware from Software
Firmware Lab 2: Manipulating Firmware Images
Firmware Lab 3: Finding Software Bugs in Firmware
This course is geared toward pen-testers, developers and others with a security background who wish to learn how to take advantage of physical access to systems to assist and enable other attacks.
No hardware or electrical background is required. Computer architecture knowledge, low-level programming experience, and Linux command-line familiarity are all very helpful, but not required.
What to Bring
All hardware and software are provided for use in the class. Optionally, bring your own USB keyboard/mouse if you have strong preferences.
About the Trainer
Joe FitzPatrick (@securityfitz) is an Instructor and Researcher at SecuringHardware.com. Joe has spent over a decade working on low-level silicon debug, security validation, and penetration testing of CPUS, SOCs, and microcontroller. He has spent the past 5 years developing and leading hardware security-related training, instructing hundreds of security researchers, pen-testers, hardware validators worldwide. When not teaching classes on applied physical attacks, Joe is busy developing new course content or working on contributions to the NSA Playset and other misdirected hardware projects, which he regularly presents at all sorts of fun conferences.