Reading data from EEPROM without desoldering

Introduction In IoT/Hardware security it is a common practice of dumping firmware/bootloader data in order to perform reverse engineering for closed source system applications. Well, the known easiest way is to download .bin/.zip (packed firmware) files from the device manufacturer’s website which they provide to end-users for firmware upgrade operations. And later us hackers/security researchers […]

Identifying UART Pins Without a Multi-Meter

As someone who likes to tinker with hardware, we often find ourselves opening up a device to find UART pins which are originally meant for debugging and testing We often use these to connect to the device. But most of us hit a small snag here. Snag No 1: More often than not the pins […]