Monthly Archives: December 2017

A Reflection on 2017

As we prepare to wind down for the year, it is appropriate that we take some time to reflect on our successes and failures over 2017. Thoughts On Community Over this past year, much has occurred. As the Platypus Initiative, … Continue reading

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Writeup – Morph (34C3)

This week, I participated in the 34C3 CTF. Unfortunately, I was only able to solve a single challenge in the time available (and not a high-value one) – as always, I will present the writeup here. Morph This challenge was … Continue reading

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Reversing the R216H (Brief Note)

After working out how to shell the E5573 device, I briefly turned my attention to the Huawei R216H. Despite the considerable difference in packaging, the device looked somewhat familiar. On opening it, I was met with a similar scene, with … Continue reading

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Reversing the e5573 – Completing the Compromise

Recently, I picked up reverse engineering of the E5573 device. The overall goal was to compromise the “authconsole” binary, and gain access to a shell on the device, without use of the “reset pin” trick outlined by forth32 (and therefore, … Continue reading

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Notes – Reversing the e5573

Update: I managed to complete this attack. Read this. A few months ago, I began the process of reverse engineering a Huawei E5573 LTE dongle device. This project went on hold due to lack of commitment on my part – … Continue reading

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