This episode’s guest is Bay Area based security researcher MG. He joins the podcast to share his work experimenting with various HID (Human Interface Devices) attacks using USB drives and cables. MG has also made news recently for disclosing a vulnerability in the Amazon Key smart lock technology and shares his experience developing the proof of concept and eventually sharing it with Amazon’s security team.
Check out MG’s work here!
Amazon Key Attack
HID attack hardware
MG’s HID attack platform for USB Type-A connectors
Smoke-emitting USB drive
Exploding USB drive
Apple USB Lightning connector (MG’s HID attack cable on left)
MG’s HID attack platform for USB Type-C connectors