Hardware Hacking for IoT – UART,JTAG,SWD,SPI and I2C Exploitation


IoT Security Series – Chapter 6


Delve into the world of hardware hacking for IoT in this presentation. Focusing on the exploitation of UART, JTAG, SWD, SPI, and I2C protocols, this presentation sheds light on how these protocols directly interact with a system’s electronic components, providing avenues for exploiting IoT devices at the physical level. We’ll explore how these exploits are performed, the potential risks posed by each protocol, and how they could be mitigated for a more secure IoT framework.

Key Learning Outcomes

Understand the significance of UART, JTAG, SWD, SPI, and I2C in the IoT landscape.

Get insights into exploiting each of these protocols to gain unauthorized access and control over IoT devices.

Learn about the tools and techniques involved in exploiting these protocols.

Grasp potential attack scenarios that could arise from the exploitation of these protocols.

Formulate comprehensive strategies to mitigate exploitation and enhance the security of IoT hardware components.


This presentation aims to provide an in-depth understanding of exploiting hardware components of IoT devices to gain elevated privileges and unauthorized access. By demonstrating the potential vulnerabilities introduced by UART, JTAG, SWD, SPI, and I2C protocols, attendees will be able to formulate effective strategies for securing their hardware components, mitigating risks, and bolstering IoT integrity. 

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