Classic Playstation Hacking

Thursday 13:45-14:15

About Ben

Ben is a Senior Security Consultant at Insomnia Security. He has a special interest in finding bugs that require pulling hardware to bits. At last year’s CHCon he presented two command injection vulnerabilities in current generation home routers.

Talk Overview

The PlayStation Classic is a throwback to the original PSX; for the nostalgic types. Sony ships this cheap Linux box with an open source emulator to play 20 original PSX games. But wait, no Crash Team Racing? The PlayStation Classic has been out long enough that there‚Äôs plenty of tooling to load more games. But how do the tools work? What’s the hax? Ben will demonstrate the manual exploitation of the vulnerable update process. Flash storage was dumped, UART serial connected and crypto mistakes were made.

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