How Do I Crack Satellite and Cable Pay TV? 

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How Do I Crack Satellite and Cable Pay TV?

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.

Analysis of, and low-cost attack techniques against, a conditional access and scrambling system used in tens of millions of TV set-top-boxes in North America. A case study of the low-cost techniques used by an individual hacker to successfully crack a major pay TV system.

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Speaker: Chris Gerlinsky
EventID: 8127
Event: 33th Chaos Communication Congress [33c3] of the Chaos Computer Club [CCC]
Location: Congress Centrum Hamburg (CCH); Am Dammtor; Marseiller Straße; 20355 Hamburg; Germany

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