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HardPwn - Hardware Hacking Contest USA 2024 #HackFearlessly

Date Time Activity Schedule
28 May 10:00

Setup - Hardpwn Team

Presentation by the Hardpwn Team & Others [OPTIONAL]
29 May 10:30

3:00 - 3:30
Intro and List of Target, OEM Presentation, Hack Stuff

Presentation by the Hardpwn Team & Others [OPTIONAL]
30 May 10:00

3:00 - 3:30
Hack Stuff & Report Bugs

Presentation by the Hardpwn Team & Others [OPTIONAL]
31 May 10:00

3:00 - 3:30
Hack Stuff & Report Bugs

Presentation by the Hardpwn Team & Others [OPTIONAL]
1 June 10:00

Hack Stuff & Report Bugs

Shutdown and Event ends

The sixth edition of HardPwn contest will be held during 2024 in Santa Clara Marriott, 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:

Reward Guidelines:

Meta Devices

  • General payout guidelines – we have not finalized on any event specific bonus.
  • How to submit reports
  • Our responsible disclosure terms.
  • Scope USA Event scope:

    • Quest ecosystem (device, apps, infrastructure)
    • Ray Ban (device and app).

  • 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:


    Please join us Discord Server and engage with other researchers to on the
    Hardpwn Channel :