6502 in millions of TV set-top-boxes across North America or Cracking Satellite and Cable Pay TV

This time we present you a video with 6502 as main star in it. Special customized 6502 chip is used for decrypting Satellite and Cable TV for more than 15 years in millions of TV set top boxes across North America.

Chris Gerlinsky is a Canadian hacker on Vancouver Island who will introducte you to pay TV security in his talk. His talk describes the techniques used to breach the security of satellite and cable TV systems that have remained secure after 15+ years in use. From circuit board to chemical decapsulation, optical ROM extraction, 6502 glitching, and reverse engineering custom hardware cryptographic features.

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