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Playlist "How Do I Crack Satellite and Cable Pay TV?"

How Do I Crack Satellite and Cable Pay TV?

Chris Gerlinsky

Follow the steps taken to crack a conditional access and scrambling system used in millions of TV set-top-boxes across North America. From circuit board to chemical decapsulation, optical ROM extraction, glitching, and reverse engineering custom hardware cryptographic features. This talk describes the techniques used to breach the security of satellite and cable TV systems that have remained secure after 15+ years in use.