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Black Hat: Top 20 hack-attack tools

Tim Greene | July 22, 2013
Upcoming Black Hat conference is a goldmine of tips for hacking just about anything.

= Power-analysis attacks can extract cryptographic keys and other data from hardware encryption devices, but the gear needed to capture and analyze the power-use data so is expensive. Colin O'Flynn, a Ph.D. student at Dalhousie University, will detail how to set up a power-analysis lab for a few hundred dollars using open source hardware and software that fits in a pocket.

= RFID tags are often used in proximity badges that control access to buildings. Fran Brown, managing partner at Bishop Fox, will show how to read these badges from three feet away in order to make a clone using a microcontroller to modify an RFID badge reader. He says he'll show how to steal RFID information from the badges of passersby and how to make custom RFID hacking tools using Arduino microcontrollers.


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