“The Benefits Of Hacking Embedded Devices” – Paul’s InformIT Article

Hot off the press is an article I wrote titled “The Benefits of Hacking Embedded Devices” and was posted today on the web site. The abstract reads:
“Embedded devices can often perform the same tasks as workstations and servers while consuming less space and power, generating less heat, and being more cost-effective. Paul Asadoorian describes why you’d want to “hack” (install new firmware on) embedded devices, and which hardware and firmware choices are the best, so you can make your $40 router do things typically found in a $600 device!”
Not only do I cover many reasons why embedded devices are so much fun to hack, but I answer the question that we get so many times, “What device should I buy if I want to hack and play with third-party firmware and/or embedded Linux?”. So, enjoy and let me know if you have questions or feedback (You can use our new contact page!).

Paul Asadoorian

Paul Asadoorian is currently the Principal Security Evangelist for Eclypsium, focused on firmware and supply chain security awareness. Paul’s passion for firmware security extends back many years to the WRT54G hacking days and reverse engineering firmware on IoT devices for fun. Paul and his long-time podcast co-host Larry Pesce co-authored the book “WRTG54G Ultimate Hacking” in 2007, which fueled the firmware hacking fire even more. Paul has worked in technology and information security for over 20 years, holding various security and engineering roles in a lottery company, university, ISP, independent penetration tester, and security product companies such as Tenable. In 2005 Paul founded Security Weekly, a weekly podcast dedicated to hacking and information security. In 2020 Security Weekly was acquired by the Cyberrisk Alliance. Paul is still the host of one of the longest-running security podcasts, Paul’s Security Weekly, he enjoys coding in Python & telling everyone he uses Linux.

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