The course has been written, w00t! The one day embedded device, OpenWrt, Linksys WRT54GL hacking extravaganza is complete! I am so excited to teach this course, and can’t wait to start showing students how to hack embedded devices. The first time students rip open the packaging on a fresh, band new, WRT54GL, and then gratutiously violate the warranty will truly be a treat!
I wanted to inform everyone that the September 11th and September 25th offerings of this coruse are still on for OSHEAN and Tech Collective members. The September 11th offering is just about full, however registrations will be accepted soon for the September 25th course. Check the Tech Collective and OSHEAN web sites for more information.
The September 25th course at SANS NS2007 in Las Vegas has been cancelled. It was a tough day to give a course (on the last day of all the 6-day tracks), but it means that people felt committed to their 6-day tracks, so at least thats a good thing :) However, we are one for a new offering on Friday January 11, 2008 in New Orleans! More information can be found here:
SECURITY 535, Embedded Device Hacking, Friday, January 11, 2008 : 9am – 5pm, Paul Asadoorian, Defensive Intuition
New Course Description
A new course description has been posted with more extensive information about the course, and more importantly why you would want or need to hack embedded devices. You can find it here:
SEC535 – Embedded Device Hacking
It really captures the heart of the course, and explains some benefits of using embedded devices for various networking and security problem solving tasks. The reasons include low cost, low engery, small footprint, a minimalistic approach to computing, and “Remoteness”. So, go check it out!