Posts by Deral Heiland

4 min Research

Hands-On IoT Hacking: Rapid7 at DefCon IoT Village, Part 1

At this year's DefCon IoT Village, Rapid7 ran a hands-on hardware hacking exercise that exposed attendees to concepts and methods for IoT hacking.

5 min Security Strategy

UPnP With a Holiday Cheer

For today’s discussion, this blog post will only cover the port forwarding services and will also share a Python script you can use to start examining this service.

7 min Research

Building a Printed Circuit Board Probe Testing Jig

In this blog, we discuss how to build a printed circuit board (PCB) probe testing jig.

3 min IoT

Risks in Disposing of IoT Embedded Technology

In this blog, Deral Heiland discusses the potential risks in disposing of IoT embedded technology.

4 min Haxmas

All I Want for Christmas Is a Big Box of Quirky IoT

Here is a roundup of some of the quirkiest pieces of IoT tech I have collected for my IoT research lab.

4 min IoT

IoT Security and Risk: What Is It, Where Is It Heading, and How Do We Embrace It?

In this blog, we discuss what security professionals should be doing to secure their IoT devices and where companies often go wrong with IoT security.

4 min Research

Extracting Firmware from Microcontrollers’ Onboard Flash Memory, Part 4: Texas Instrument RF Microcontrollers

In our fourth and final part of this ongoing series, we will conduct further firmware extraction exercises with the Texas Instruments RF microcontroller.

4 min IoT

Extracting Firmware from Microcontrollers' Onboard Flash Memory, Part 3: Microchip PIC Microcontrollers

In this blog, we will conduct another firmware extraction exercise dealing with the Microchip PIC microcontroller (PIC32MX695F512H).

3 min IoT

Extracting Firmware from Microcontrollers' Onboard Flash Memory, Part 2: Nordic RF Microcontrollers

In this blog, we will conduct another firmware extraction exercise dealing with the Nordic RF microcontroller (nRF51822).

3 min Research

Extracting Firmware from Microcontrollers' Onboard Flash Memory, Part 1: Atmel Microcontrollers

As part of our ongoing discussion of hardware hacking for security professionals, this blog covers the Amtel Atmega2561 microcontroller.

6 min IoT

[IoT Security] Introduction to Embedded Hardware Hacking

Many security professionals and researchers are intrigued by the idea of opening up and exploring embedded technologies but aren’t sure where to start.

4 min IoT

Smart Sensors: A Look at Beacon Security

After working on a smart city project, I wanted to share some of my learnings about beacon technology and how to evaluate its security.

4 min Haxmas

Once a Haxer, Always a Haxor

Like most hackers, I liked to take apart my holiday gifts as a kid. In this blog, I take apart Amazon's voice-controlled microwave oven to see how it works.

4 min IoT

Top Tactics for Researching IoT Technology Security This Holiday Season

As the holiday shopping season kicks off on Black Friday, here's what consumers should do to protect themselves when purchasing and using IoT technology.

3 min IoT

Why It’s Critical to Test the Failure State of IoT Products

When considering or testing the security posture of an IoT product’s ecosystem, it is important to take into account how that product handles failure conditions.