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Listen and learn about different reverse engineering hardware projects and methods as Alvaro (@alvaroprieto) and Jen(@rebelbotjen) talk with guests about their work.

Unnamed Reverse Engineering Podcast Jen Costillo and Alvaro Prieto

    • Technology
    • 4.9 • 28 Ratings

Listen and learn about different reverse engineering hardware projects and methods as Alvaro (@alvaroprieto) and Jen(@rebelbotjen) talk with guests about their work.

    050 - Four Years In

    050 - Four Years In

    In our 50th episode, Jen and Alvaro chat about the podcast and a bunch of other random things.
    Alvaro’s book recommendation: https://thisishowtheytellmetheworldends.com/ AfterShokz Bone Conducting Headphones Hackaday Podcast Jiska(@naehrdine) and @ghidraninja(aka stacksmashing) have been hosting RE chats on twitter. Darknet Diaries Podcast Asahi Linux Progress Report (by @marcan42) Smart Meter Hacking(DEFCON 2021) by @bitbangingbytes from RECESSIM  Article related to the 2021 Texas snowstorm Alvaro was a guest on Hackster Cafe Jens teardown of a covid test.  Have comments or suggestions for us? Find us on twitter @unnamed_show,  or email us at show@unnamedre.com.
    Music by TeknoAxe (http://www.youtube.com/user/teknoaxe)

    • 53 min
    049 - Reversing Your Childhood One Game At a Time

    049 - Reversing Your Childhood One Game At a Time

    This episode Jen is hosting alone so she opted to focus on getting answers to all her Animal Crossing hacking questions by bringing in security researcher and reverse engineer, James Chambers.  James discusses various projects including ones that aren’t video game based. 
    James did a kick ass job of sharing pretty much every single link below to get you going on hacking keyboards and Nintendo so you don’t have to waste time web searching. Plus some of them include past guests so check them out.
    Logitech keyboards:
    https://youtu.be/00A36VABIA4 https://github.com/mame82/misc/blob/master/logitech_vuln_summary.md https://github.com/mame82/UnifyingVulnsDisclosureRepo Amiibo hacking stuff:
    https://github.com/socram8888/amiitool https://jamchamb.net/projects/amiimikyu Proxmark: https://proxmark.com/ Animal crossing letter system thread that changed how Jen wrote letters in ACNH.
    Console tools:
    Dolphin emulator https://dolphin-emu.org/ devkitPro: https://github.com/devkitPro Smash Bros mod loaded through memory card Loading custom ROMs & exploiting NES emulator in Animal Crossing  Console hacking stuff:
    Wii "twiizers" attack PS3 hacking Breaking the 3DS: Switch BootROM vulnerability Reversing the N64 CIC Hacking the GameBoy Cartridge Protection https://fail0verflow.com/blog/ Jen is currently crushing on PCBite probes.

    • 1 hr
    048 - A Bad Case of Kubernitis

    048 - A Bad Case of Kubernitis

    Mark Manning joined us to talk about containers! 
    Linux Namespaces chroot Docker Kubernetes The Illustrated Children’s Guide to Kubernetes Hypervisor Hyper-v gvisor containerd runc podman Dockerfile Docker secrets Jessie Frazelle (Check out her blog too!) seccomp SELinux tar Whaler Docker Hub  Mark’s ‘brick’ image. (Don’t run it!) K3s memenetes HomeAssistant Tamagotchi Cluster Heroku Tesla Kubernetes Cryptomining Interlock Rochester Pumping Station: One HacDC NYC Resistor tl;dr sec

    Have comments or suggestions for us? Find us on twitter @unnamed_show,  or email us at show@unnamedre.com.
    Music by TeknoAxe (http://www.youtube.com/user/teknoaxe)

    • 1 hr 16 min
    047 - The Sun, The Moon, The Stars

    047 - The Sun, The Moon, The Stars

    Jen and Alvaro chat about what they’ve been up to and a few interesting RE related reads.
    Alvaro was a guest in the embedded.fm podcast recently.
    Jen’s spray paint/stencil project
    AirTags Past guest Colin O'Flynn's teardown and hardware RE (Colin was on Episode 38) ghidraninja's Airtag FW RE Thread  ghidraninja's AirTag RE Video Arbitrary data transmission via Apple's Find My network  https://arxiv.org/pdf/2103.02282.pdf nRF52 Debug Resurrection (APPROTECT Bypass)  https://limitedresults.com/2021/03/the-pocketglitcher/  How I cut GTA Online loading times by 70% Phasmophobia Game  Hacking Reolink cameras for fun and profit Reverse engineering my router's firmware with binwalk Asmita was on Episode 42 Past guest Dmitry has been busy! Hacking eInk Price Tags Reverse Engineering an Unknown Microcontroller Exploiting Undocumented Hardware Blocks in the LPC55S69  https://asahilinux.org/ - Apple M1 processor RE Jen’s Supercon Talk Have comments or suggestions for us? Find us on twitter @unnamed_show,  or email us at show@unnamedre.com.
    Music by TeknoAxe (http://www.youtube.com/user/teknoaxe)

    • 50 min
    046 - Never Reveal the Prestige

    046 - Never Reveal the Prestige

    Cam Hackett and Lucien Brulé from Ramagine.com joined us to talk about their process of talking to  a lot of security researchers and reverse engineers to develop a NSF report (why yes we are trying to find/get our hands on it) and how they used what they found to create their RE sharing tool. We tackle the world of RE from a different perspective which includes the importance of  business development and what is market research. 
    One of the largest takeaways they found was a 3.5 Million job gap  where RE skills are needed that is relatively hidden. 
    Xkcd standards
    Have comments or suggestions for us? Find us on twitter @unnamed_show,  or email us at show@unnamedre.com.
    Music by TeknoAxe (http://www.youtube.com/user/teknoaxe)

    • 1 hr 34 min
    045 - Rizin and Cutter

    045 - Rizin and Cutter

    Jen and Alvaro chat with Florian Märkl (metallic.software) and Itay Cohen (megabeets.net) about the open source reverse engineering tools Rizin and Cutter.
    Florian and Itay are part of the core development team for Rizin and Cutter, which forked from radare2 in December of 2020. To learn more about the project, check out the Rizin FAQ. For a quick getting started guide, check out the Rizin Book. 
    Florian also recommends watching Arnau’s talks on beginner r2/Rizin concepts here: 
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=317dNavABKo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ARH1S8ygDnk You can chat with the Rizin/Cutter community on their mattermost chat.
    Here are links to some of the other topics we discussed:
    IDA Pro Unity game engine strings objdump Ghidra gdb ASLR Chiaki PS Remote Play Stadia Frida Wireshark Rizin supported OS’s, Architectures, etc RISC-V Contributor Covenant Meson Build System The Rizin Book Have comments or suggestions for us? Find us on twitter @unnamed_show,  or email us at show@unnamedre.com.
    Music by TeknoAxe (http://www.youtube.com/user/teknoaxe)

    • 1 hr 21 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
28 Ratings

28 Ratings

jpnorair ,

The fun engineering podcast

There are a bunch of similar electronics pods available, but this is the most fun of the bunch. There is a Silicon Valley element to the show, so I especially recommend it if you can visit the reverse engineering meetup that spawned the shoe.

r00000000b ,

I learn something new every episode

I love this podcast! It is a very rigorous investigation into reverse engineering and also pretty fun! I don't have a formal electronics or firmware background but I tinker and try to keep up with the latest in reverse engineering. I don't grok everything but I'm always inspired to dig into the show notes to learn more.

Ajmarck ,

Keep it up!!

Just found you guys, I’m impressed!

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