A hacker likes computers for the same reason that a child likes legos: both allow the creation of something new. However the growing trend has been to 'close up' general purpose computing into devices that serve a narrow purpose. It's been happening with games consoles, routers, smartphones, smart TV's and more recently, smartwatches. A hacker will face this trend as an additional challenge and will be even more motivated to gain control over the device.
This talk is a journey to the world of 'reverse engineering' of a device of the "Internet of Things", in this case a Tomtom Runner sports watch. The author has little previous experience in reverse engineering of embedded systems, so the talk aims to serve as an introduction to this topic, what motivations and what kind of approaches may be tried.
Presented in September 2015 at "Confraria de Segurança da Informação" in Lisbon