Unlocking Secrets - An Exploration of PulseView & Side-Channel Timing Attacks

  • Monday, 03 Jun 2024 5:30PM GST (03 Jun 2024 13:30 UTC)
  • Speaker: Monta Elkins

In this intro to hardware hacking we'll introduce you to PulseView - the 'Wireshark of hardware hacking' and we'll unveil a technique behind unlocking a keypad safe, relying solely on its user interface.

Our approach? A Side-Channel Timing Attack.

Using an affordable logic analyzer ($15), we'll capture the nuances of response times tied to incorrect passcodes. By leveraging this side-channel data, we will then carefully decipher the true passcode of the safe. Join us in this intriguing journey where time reveals more than just seconds and minutes.