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Improving the security of wireless embedded devices

More and more people are using embedded devices on a day-to-day basis. For example, they use remote keyless entry systems to unlock their cars or to open garage doors. These systems are user-friendly and convenient, but few people realize that the underlying technology is prone to hacking and is thus not as secure as is generally assumed.

In this demo, we identify security problems that come with embedded devices. We analyze commercial products that are part of our everyday lives and point out security flaws in them. By showing the possibility of these attacks, we want to create awareness among manufacturers and researchers to improve the security of connected embedded devices. Our final aim is to then collaborate with the manufacturers of these devices to develop (open) secure systems, relying on our know-how in the field of cryptography and secure hardware. 

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