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12 October, 2017

Hack ATM with an anti-hacking feature and walk away with $1M in 2 minutes

Category: Research

The Embedi team focuses not only on the security of embedded/smart devices and firmware for computers but also on critical devices, such as ATMs. ATMs consist of various devices with their own firmware. Application Control solutions fall into the type of software that appeals to our interests the most. These are now widely available on the market, but attacks on ATMs have so far been successfully pursued. We have become interested in how this software actually protects ATMs and does it make it harder for hackers to get to the cash.

05 October, 2017

Bypassing Intel Boot Guard

Category: Research

In recent years, there is an increasing attention to the UEFI BIOS security. As a result, there are more advanced technologies created to protect UEFI BIOS from illegal modifications.

12 September, 2017

Enlarge your botnet with: top D-Link routers (DIR8xx D-Link routers cruisin' for a bruisin')

Category: Research

In this article, we are going to discuss vulnerabilities detected in the top D-Link routers:

22 June, 2017

Killchain of IoT Devices. Part 2

Category: Analytics

Thousands of security incidents related to embedded-devices show us that devices do not provide the security level we can rely on. Sure thing, manufacturers use some technics like secure boot, firmware signature, etc., but mostly they take such measures only for expensive and enterprise devices.

08 June, 2017

Killchain of IoT Devices. Part 1

Category: Analytics

Manufacturers are constantly trying to make smart-devices cheaper for both themselves and customers. Consequently, a manufacturer has to sacrifice security of a device in favor of its cost, size, and low energy consumption.