An introduction to digital signal processing, software radio, and the powerful tools that enable the growing array of SDR projects within the hacker community, this course takes a unique "software radio for hackers" approach, building on the participants' knowledge of computer programming and introducing them to the forefront of digital radio technology. Participants will learn how to transmit, receive, and analyze radio signals and will be prepared to use this knowledge in the research of wireless communication security.
A background in software development and an interest in security are helpful but not required.
rtl-sdr peripheral, exercise workbook, USB flash drive
Michael Ossmann is a wireless security researcher with more than a decade of experience teaching information security, network management, and software radio courses. A frequent speaker at hacker conferences such as Black Hat, ShmooCon, DEF CON, and ToorCon, he founded Great Scott Gadgets in an effort to put exciting, new tools into the hands of innovative people. Michael is best known for his work on Bluetooth security and for development of Ubertooth One, the world's first low cost, open source Bluetooth sniffer. This year he is introducing HackRF, an open source Software Defined Radio platform.