Hardware Wallet Hack: Ledger Nano S - f00dbabe


It was found that the Ledger Nano S bootloader can be tricked into flashing and executing untrusted firmware.

Research Site: https://wallet.fail/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/walletfail
Thomas Roth: https://twitter.com/stacksmashing

original wallet.fail talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y1OBI...

The bootloader is used to update the firmware of the 'non-secure' processor in the Ledger Nano S and has full control over the display, USB and the buttons.

Time might tell how critical this issue actually is, a strong proof-of-concept still requires a lot of work and maybe the guys from wallet.fail will publish more in the future. Or join the security research and play around with it yourself!

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Hardware Wallet Hack: Ledger Nano S - f00dbabe Hardware Wallet Hack: Ledger Nano S - f00dbabe Reviewed by Anonymous on December 28, 2018 Rating: 5