Hot off the press is an article I wrote titled “The Benefits of Hacking Embedded Devices” and was posted today on the informit.com web site. The abstract reads:
“Embedded devices can often perform the same tasks as workstations and servers while consuming less space and power, generating less heat, and being more cost-effective. Paul Asadoorian describes why you’d want to “hack” (install new firmware on) embedded devices, and which hardware and firmware choices are the best, so you can make your $40 router do things typically found in a $600 device!”
Not only do I cover many reasons why embedded devices are so much fun to hack, but I answer the question that we get so many times, “What device should I buy if I want to hack and play with third-party firmware and/or embedded Linux?”. So, enjoy and let me know if you have questions or feedback (You can use our new contact page!).
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Paul Asadoorian is the Founder & CEO of Security Weekly, where the flagship show recently re-titled "Paul's Security Weekly" has been airing for over 8 years. By day he is the Product Evangelist for Tenable Network Security. Paul produces and hosts the various shows here at Security Weekly, all dedicated to providing the latest security news, interviews with the industries finest and technical how-to segments. Paul is also the founder and host of "The Stogie Geeks Show", featuring cigar reviews for cigar enthusiasts.