Advanced IC Reverse Engineering Techniques: In Depth Analysis of a Modern Smart Card

by Olivier Thomas Sept. 18, 2017 via Black Hat submitted by belen_caty

This talk will focus on a case study of a widely-used pay TV smartcard. The card includes extensive custom hardware functions and has yet to be compromised after over 5 years in the field. This talk will demonstrate the tools and techniques necessary for successfully performing the analysis of such a target. The research highlights the capabilities of advanced analysis techniques. Such techniques also make analysis significantly more efficient, reducing the time required for a study from many months to a few weeks.

Steven Ulm 1 month ago

Significantly useful article! Even if the TV smartcards are slowly being taken out of the market and replaced, there is still a huge number of users out there...