The dark art of reverse engineering runs long and deep. But a core set of skills can be almost universally applied. We've selected the hardware shown above to try out these skills during the Reverse Engineering workshop.
We'll leverage the Linksys wrt54g router as a test subject, and use one of our go-to tools -- the Bus Pirate -- to poke at it. Here's what we have planned for the device:
- Connect the Bus Pirate to the router's UART to see what information you can get from this digital portal
- Intercept the boot sequence
- Dump the contents of flash
- Dig through the binary dump and see what there is to be found
Bring your own hardware to hack
We have a limited number of routers to play with. It would be very helpful if you could look through your junk bins and find some electronics that you'd like to reverse engineer. [Sprite_TM] will be on hand to lend advice to your hacking adventure, as well as to help out those who are exploring what the routers have to offer.