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DC4420 - London DEFCON - March meet - Tuesday 26th March 2013
From: Major Malfunction <majormal () pirate-radio org>
Date: Fri, 22 Mar 2013 11:11:02 +0000

yes, it's that time of the month again and this time we have a speaker on a subject close to my heart - low level hardware hacking...


Speaker:

Dominic Spill


Title:

"Introducing Daisho - monitoring multiple communication technologies at the physical layer"

Synopsis:

Most communications media can be monitored and debugged at various levels of the stack, but we believe that it is most important to examine them at the physical layer. From there, the security of every level can be investigated and tested. The task of monitoring physical layer communications has become increasingly difficult as we try to squeeze more and more bandwidth out of our links. A passive tapping circuit can be used to monitor a 100BASE-TX connections, but no such circuit exists for 1000BASE-T networks.

Our solution to this problem is Project Daisho; an open source hardware and software project to build a device that can monitor high speed communication links and pass all of the data back to a host system for analysis. Daisho will include a modular, high bandwidth design that can be extended to monitor future technologies. The project will also produce the first open source USB 3.0 FPGA core, bringing high speed data transfer to any projects that build on the open platform.

As a proof of concept at this early stage, we will demonstrate monitoring of a low bandwidth RS-232 connection using our first round of hardware and discuss the challenges involved with the high speed targets such as 1000BASE-T and USB 3.0 that we will take on later this year.

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so far we have no 'fun' talk, so if you've got something short and sweet ping me now!

Where:

   DOWNSTAIRS!@ The Phoenix, Cavendish Square

   http://www.phoenixcavendishsquare.co.uk/

   Oxford Circus nearest tube

When:

  Tuesday March 26th 2013

Venue ours from 17:30, talks start 19:30

see you next week!

cheers,
mm
"In DEFCON, we have no names..." errr... well, we do... but silly ones...


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