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.
- 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: