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Welcome back, Michael Ossmann of Great Scott Gadgets! (his last appearance was on episode #318)
- Mike didn’t know the HackRF has a subreddit. But he did know about the IRC (Freenode) and the mailing list.
- XKCD talked about slack hooking to other services and venn diagrams.
- Great Scott Gadgets has interns! One of them maintains 6502.org.
- Conferences coming up: Black Hat, B-Sides, Defcon
- The GreatFET / GoodFET / BusPirate is meant for interfacing software to the real world. There will soon be expansion boards.
- The HackRF1 was used for the badge at at CCC. People are still using it because the toolchain is similar for badge as HackRF.
- Dominic Spill and Mike will be presenting at BlackHat.
- They’re currently working on spectrum monitoring tools. These are different than the PortaPak waterfall view, instead sweeping across 6GHz.
- It uses a software called qspectrum analyzer.
- Spectrum analyzers (and the math behind them) is the reason for calling it “Contextual” electronics.
- They are also working with ShinySDR.
- Silicon Valley pineapple episode
- Direct sequence spread spectrum
- Information theory
- GPS uses a lot of code matching to “dig the signal out of the noise”
- There is now spoofing/simulation for GPS. This reminded Chris of the plot in
GoldenEyeTomorrow Never Dies.
- Paper about “GPS software attacks“
- Mike will be joining the other hardware security trainers in San Francisco. They have all been guests on The Amp Hour! There is now a CFP for training participants to get free admission and present during lunch one of the days.
- Mike will be at DefCon (so will Chris). There was a recent review of the andnotxor badge on Hackaday.
- DC Darknet is a challenge for learning new skills, including building up a badge.
- There are a bunch of “villages” targeted at different subjects.
- Hardware hacking village
- Wireless village
- ICS village
- DefconTV is the talks being streamed to hotel rooms throughout the conference.
- Nate from Sparkfun will be giving a talk.
- Two of the hackers mentioned were Marina Krotofil and Alexander Bolshev
- The HackRF had a hit piece done against it in the DailyMail!
- Daisho is still being (slowly) considered. The device core ported from Altera to Xilinx with project Tim Videos mythro Numato Opsis. They also have an Open FPGA standard.
- They’re developing a new “neighbor” for the GreatFET with level shifting capabilities. It uses Silego’s GreenPak chips.
- GreenPak published their bitstream and Andrew Zonenberg has been developing an open source tool for hdl synthesis.
- Method for reprogramming – in datasheets look development section (“on chip emulation”)
- GSG is now working on SDR for infrared.
- The OHS schedule was recently published. That will be held in Denver in October.
Links from Mike!
- Black Hat USA talks mentionned:
17/briefings.html#sonic-gun- to-smart-devices-your-devices- lose-control-under-ultrasound- sound
17/briefings.html#evil- bubbles-or-how-to-deliver- attack-payload-via-the- physics-of-the-process
17/briefings.html#go-nuclear- breaking-radiation-monitoring- devices
17/briefings.html#breaking- electronic-door-locks-like- youre-on-csi-cyber
- DEF CON talks mentioned:
- Dominic Spill’s and my previous infrared talks:
- Andrew Zonenberg’s tools for GreenPAK and more:
It’s always interesting to see what was science fiction 10 years ago becoming reality. GPS spoofing like the Iranians used a few years ago to steal one of our surveillance drones. Also the part about exploiting software bugs in the GPS system through the received signals sounds a lot like the NETTrusion tech described in a few of Dale Browns novels.
Tim 'mithro' Ansell says
It’s actually ‘Mithro’ not ‘Mythro’ but understand the confusion! My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org if anyone wants to contact me.
You can find the Xilinx port of the Daisho core here -> https://github.com/enjoy-digital/daisho_usb3ipcore_test — We plan to make the core work with the high speed transceivers found in Artix-7 and Kintex-7 boards from Xilinx.
TOFE (https://hdmi2usb.tv/tofe) is an open standard for FPGA expansion boards, competing with expensive and technically proprietary FMC standard. It’s part of the HDMI2USB project (https://hdmi2usb.tv) which is developed by my TimVideos (https://code.timvideos.us).
A lot of the TimVideos crew will be at PyCon AU in August 2017 and Linux.conf.au in January 2018 (we will be recording these conference). Come say Hi! if your interested in anything we are doing.
Tim ‘mithro’ Ansell
Cameron Conover says
Check out Coded Orthogonal Frequency Division multiple Access. Radio is very parallel, that’s how it can be fast. Not all radio is serial, but the first radio signals were. If you are transmitting data these days it is very much spread across the spectrum and can handle multiple channels with both time domain and frequency domain separation.