Saturday, August 16, 2008


Black Hat and Defcon were both a blast. My Black Hat slides and paper are available. See here for the book of which I spoke at Defcon.

Chris Tarnovsky of Flylogic Engineering let me photograph a run-through of the workshop that he later gave at Defcon. I've been locked out of my Flickr account, but you'll find most of those photos tagged with flylogic. I'll post the others if and when I recall my password.

It'll take me a while to send all the emails that I've promised. Please email me first if you have the time.

<travis at>

Monday, August 4, 2008

Vegas or Bust! Three talks in three days.

Howdy y'all,

I'm leaving Knoxville for Las Vegas in eight hours. I'll be speaking Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Three talks, on three different topics.

Thursday/13h30 at Palace 1 in the Hardware track of Black Hat, I'll be speaking at Black Hat USA regarding a timing vulnerability of the MSP430FG4618's serial bootstrap loader. This is just after the lunch break. Come early to get a good seat, then keep it for talks by Karsten Nohl and Chris Tarnovsky.

Friday/16h00, I'll be speaking at Defcon 16 in the Breakout room regarding not my own work, but the historic work of Paul Courbis and S├ębastien Lalande. In 1990, they published «Voyage au centre de la HP28C/S» detailing the initial reverse engineering of the Hewlett Packard 28 graphing calculator. For the past year, I've been translating it as a hobby.

Saturday/18h00, I'll be giving a Defcon Skytalk on the topic of reverse-engineering an 802.15.4/Zigbee wireless sensor node using msp430static. This is a revision of my talk from Last Hope, with new content to reflect my Black Hat talk. I was added to the line-up at the last minute, so you won't find this in the conference booklet or the poster.

Please email me at the address below if you'd like to meet up.

--Travis Goodspeed
<travis at>