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HardPwn - Hardware Hacking Contest USA 2022 #HackFearlessly

Date Time Session
8th June 10:00 to 10:30 Parrot_Drone_Info
10:45 to 11:45 Fitbit_Charge 5_Info
12:00 to 13:00 Nest_Doorbell _Info
13:00 to 14:00 Lunch
14:00 to 16:00 Hack
9th & 10th June 10:00 to 17:00 Hack

8 June 2022 HardPwn Set-Up Session

  • Configuration day! Come and set up your tools and make sure everything is set for the 9th, the first day of HardPwn! On the 8th you will get a chance to do the configuration, plug in your tools, and check if everything is working on your laptop.

9-10 June 2022 HardPwn Hardware Hacking Contest

  • Hack our devices! During the two conference days, you are invited to hack – in a controlled environment and in a responsible way – some super cool devices such as Google Nests, FitBits, or Parrot drones. You will be able to hack fearlessly (the vendor is asking you to) and get rewarded for your work. Why not participate?

The third edition of HardPwn contest will be held during 2022 in Santa Clara, USA. At Hardpwn, you will be able to hack fearlessly (it is actually the vendor who is asking you to) and get rewarded. Companies might even recruit you if they really like your skills & hacks – why not participate?

What can I expect at the HardPwn contest?

  • We provide hardware devices (target) to the security researchers who have expertise in side-channel attacks, RFID/NFC hacking, breaking crypto, reverse-engineering firmware, etc.;
  • If you find an issue, you will report the vulnerability to the OEM directly in a controlled manner at the conference;
  • In return, the OEM will reward you with a prize, depending on the severity of the finding;
  • There would be an NDA signed and you and the other participants would not be allowed to disclose the finding in public till the issue is fixed by the vendor.

Target Device:


Fitbit Charge 5 Up to $ 100000
Nest Doorbell
Nest Hub Max
Parrot Anafi Up to $ 5000
Oculus Quest 2 Up to $ 30000

What's in it for the vendors?

We are open to meeting vendors/OEMs willing to test their devices at our HardPwn challenge. Your devices will be tested by top security researchers attending! Interested? Then shoot us an email: [email protected]

Note: To make your hacking experience even smoother, we'll have the following hardware hacking tools available at the HardPwn booth (but in limited quantities): JTAGulator, Chipwisperer, Expliot NANO, Hydra Bus, USB Microscope, Rework Station, USB- TTL, Proxmark3, Ubertooth, TNM5000, Jlink, Saleae Logic, etc.

Participating Companies: