unSAFE: Cunning Sensor Attack via Firmware Reverse-Engineering
DescriptionThe number of Internet of Things devices has increased dramatically. These devices are equipped with various sensors for applications ranging from simple thermostats to critical medical devices. They often directly interact with people, and usually lack proper security measures, thus they have become ideal targets for attackers. We propose Cunning Sensor Attack via Firmware Reverse-Engineering (unSAFE), which is a novel sensor attack that attempts to corrupt sensor data by targeting the device's Power Management IC (PMIC) configuration in firmware. Proposed unSAFE explores a class of vulnerabilities in which firmware is used to launch a physical attack against a device's peripherals.
TimeWednesday, July 12th6:00pm - 7:00pm PDT
LocationLevel 2 Lobby