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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
    • 4.8 • 33 Ratings

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

    060 - The Brie List

    060 - The Brie List

    Jen and Alvaro chat about the last 5 years!
    Don’t forget to get past guest @TubeTimeUS’s new book Open Circuits over at https://nostarch.com/open-circuits. You can use promo code UNNAMEDRE25 to get 25% off.
    Alvaro is going to be in a panel about Debugging Embedded Devices in Production on August 25th run by the awesome folks at Memfault.
    Here are some links to things we mentioned:
    Toorcamp Ran into past guests: Joe Grand Jared Boon Rick Altherr https://hardwear.io/ One of Alvaro’s side projects: SWD over USB-C Behind the Rind Podcast Ferrite Recording Studio (iPad) Audacity Zencastr xArm 6 Robot https://www.jencostillo.com/ Buy Jen’s NFT https://makezine.com/ Kitty Yeung Jen’s Supercon Talk Hackaday Supercon Asahi Linux (and 2022 Progress Report) Jeri’s Episode Micah’s Episode Ken Shirfiff's Episode It’s Not Magic Evil Mad Scientist Labs Windell’s interview about the book on Embedded.fm 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)

    • 52 min
    059 - Instant Nerd Snipe

    059 - Instant Nerd Snipe

    Mike Ryan (bluetooth.expert) joins us once again to talk SDR’s, bluetooth, and more! If you need some consulting help, you can find him at ice9.us.

    Here are some links to things we talked about:
    Episode with Jiska Episode with Michael Ossmann Toorcon Toorcon 13 Badge Ice9 Consulting Web of Make Believe on Netflix Caltrain MTVRE Hacking Electric Skateboards Video @ DEFCON23 Inspectrum Rapid Radio Reversing Talk by Michael Ossmann NRF24 Ubertooth CC2400 Yardstick One Waterfall display/plot OOK FSK URH Baudline GNU Radio Companion Fcc.io Alvaro’s Quadcopter Reversing (github) SMC Connector RF Attenuator RF Splitter Natalie’s webRTC talk where the fuzzer “Fred” is mentioned  WirelessUSB BLE Coded PHY HOGP (HID over GATT Profile) You Can Lose in So Many Colors HackRF BladeRF USRP Polyphase channelizer Wireshark Wireshark’s extcap Kismet Dragorn Other Mike Ryans: Michael W. Ryan - Murderer Dr. Michael J. Ryan - Epidemiologist  Dr. Michael J. Ryan - Paleontologist 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 2 min
    058 - Technically Met the Specs;Low SNR: Live Hardwear io 2022

    058 - Technically Met the Specs;Low SNR: Live Hardwear io 2022

    Special thanks to Andrea of Hardwear.io team for inviting us. We learned a ton and meet a bunch of new people while (as of this writing) stayed COVID-free.
    Interviews in order: 
     Eric Schlaepfer - author of the  new book with co-author Windell Oskay (of “Evil Mad Scientists Laboratories” fame )  “Open Circuits” on No Starch press. Notes there are PREORDER discounts. Jacob Creedon: Just before his talk… at the Mountain View Reverse Engineering Meetup. Spencer Moss from Google (I’m sure you can google the company) security engineer Ken from Somerset Recon  Will McGuiness as the workshop assistant for John McMaster’s microprobing workshop. Mike Ryan: Bluetooth expert from Ice 9 Consulting and previous guest.  As promised he would be on this next show… but the part2 of our RF tools with him will be the next episode.  
    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 28 min
    057 - I Did Not Expect Sharks!

    057 - I Did Not Expect Sharks!

    Michael Ossmann (@michaelossmann) from Great Scott Gadgets joined us to chat all things SDR, Open Source Hardware, education, and more!
    Here are links to some of the topics we covered:
    HackRF One Ubertooth One GreatFET One A Mathematician's Lament WEP  Wep dead again article APCO P25 Ettus USRP NTLMv1 Dominic Spill GNU Radio Michael’s KiCon Talk  gr-bluetooth Michael’s awesome video series on SDR http://www.nsaplayset.org/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NSA_ANT_catalog IMSI Catcher DEF CON 22 - Michael Ossmann - The NSA Playset: RF Retroreflectors https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Thing_(listening_device) Cyberspies book Samy Kamkar (Featured in Episode 41!) Rolljam  Yardstick One https://github.com/nonamecoder/CVE-2022-27254 https://www.rtl-sdr.com/tesla-charging-ports-opened-with-hackrf-replay-attack/ How To Write Pop Horn Parts

    • 1 hr 37 min
    056 - Listening to Jupiter

    056 - Listening to Jupiter

    Oleg Kutkov (@olegkutkov) joined us from Kyiv to chat about Starlink reverse engineering, astrophysics, and more! Check out his awesome website for some excellent write ups on various topics.
    Here are some links to the topics we covered:
    Back To The Future SpaceX Starlink Phased array antenna Arecibo observatory Crimean Astrophysical Observatory Oleg's Allsky Camera Writeup Medical Research that Referenced Oleg's Writeup NASA's Spooky Space Sounds NOAA GOES Satellites https://usradioguy.com/goes-satellite-imagery-reception/ RTL-SDR HackRF ADS-B HackRF supercluster DBV-S DBV-S2 Phase Noise Starlink Patents Starlink Beacons Doppler shift NORAD’s Celestrak Low Noise Block (LNB) Starlink Dishy SpaceX's starlink-wifi github Oleg's Tesla LTE Modem Replacement Devicetree Boxee Iridium Reversing Episode Eccentric Orbits Book Saleae IDA Pro Used the following NASA recordings in the episode:
    https://soundcloud.com/nasa/sun-sonification https://soundcloud.com/nasa/jupiter-sounds-2001 https://soundcloud.com/nasa/juno-crossing-jupiters-bow-shock 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 12 min
    055 - Stacks Of Bricked Chips

    055 - Stacks Of Bricked Chips

    Laura Abbott (website, @openlabbott) from Oxide.computer joins us to chat about reverse engineering the LPC55S69, linux kernel development, and more!

    Some of the topics we covered:
    Hubris Operating System Episode with Rick Altherr Laura’s Coworker Cliff’s Website Ghidra objdump SVD Loader for Ghidra Log4j ghidra DEF CON 29 - Breaking TrustZone M: Privilege Escalation on LPC55S69 Arm TrustZone-M TrustedFirmwareM project Oxide’s ROM patch POC Code Golfing Arm assembly manual CVE-2021-31532 PhD Thesis on Linux Kernel community Video about collaboration in kernel mailing lists Episode about Containers Moving the Kernel to Modern C QEMU 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 1 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
33 Ratings

33 Ratings

r00000000b ,

💜 ⚙️💃🧀This podcast still makes my brain shoot off in 1000 different amazing directions.

Jen and Alvaro have a great energy. It’s fun to hear updates about their own projects. Where else are you gong to get Ghidra, cheese making and contemporary dance all in one place? Their interviews are also excellent. Thank you Jen and Alvaro!

Maxwell 'Strikeout' Dulin ,

Learn to hack and reverse engineer all the thingz

Over the years, this podcast has enlightened me to many crazy areas of technology. In particular, this has made the wireless and hardware hacking scenes much more approachable, as well as the art of reverse engineering. The hosts are really good at getting the guests to break down hard concepts then having further resources linked to dive deeper in the show notes.

Jen and Alvaro always have top notch guests! Everyone who comes on this show is an absolute wizard at what they do. To name a few, Michael Ossman (HackRF and Ubertooth), Samy Kamkar (MySpace worm and OpemSesame) and Joe Grand (hardware hacker) have all been on the show.

The hosts (Jen and Alvaro) are very jovial and knowledgeable, making every episode fun to listen to and a great learning experience. Keep up the good work (and maybe name the podcast). Hack the planet!

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.

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