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On Hacking MicroSD Cards

Posted on December 31st, 2013 at 13:06 by John Sinteur in category: News -- Write a comment


Today at the Chaos Computer Congress 30C3, xobs and I disclosed a finding that some SD cards contain vulnerabilities that allow arbitrary code execution — on the memory card itself. On the dark side, code execution on the memory card enables a class of MITM man-in-the-middle attacks, where the card seems to be behaving one way, but in fact it does something else. On the light side, it also enables the possibility for hardware enthusiasts to gain access to a very cheap and ubiquitous source of microcontrollers.

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