Chip Hacking: Exploiting Systems Beneath the OS

Once you're compromised below the operating system level, no anti-virus can save you.
  • When Oct 19, 2017 from 05:00 PM to 06:30 PM (America/Los_Angeles / UTC-700)
  • Where Shriram 262
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Baseboard Management Controllers have been deployed over the past decade to allowIT professionals remote access to the underlying hardware of computer systems. In many cases they have vulnerabilities which bypass OS defenses, allowing an attacker complete, undetected control over a machine. As a result, these attacks represent some of the most valuable, dangerous attacks against computer systems.

This workshop will first present what Baseboard Management Controllers are, followed by a demonstration of the recent Intel AMT hack and several other vulnerabilities found in these systems.

We will cover details which draw on CS107-level material. However, people of all backgrounds are welcome.