Into the chip (in2thechip) is Pedro Javier Fernandez’s personal blog and website. Here you will find content about hacking, computer security, computer architecture, nintendo consoles (scene and hacking, specially 3ds, nds, and other modern consoles). There are also articles and posts covering the topics of retro consoles, preservation, retro preservation, game preservation, video game development, and much others. Do not hesitate to leave comments and suggestions!

A personal blog about programming, hardware, videogames, hacking, preservation, retro-tech, and much more.

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The Alhambra II FPGA is a very compact and powerful FPGA designed in Spain. It is completely programmable using Verilog / SystemVerilog with open source and libre toolchains. However, there is little information about programming it using VHDL. Let me…

Martin (Marty) O’Donnell is one of the men behind the legendary soundtracks of the Halo and Destiny franchises, among others. Recently, I had the opportunity to interview him and ask some questions. Here they are, enjoy! Pedro: Welcome Marty, it’s a pleasure for me to…

2020 has been an exceptional year. The worlwide pandemic caused by Covid-19 caused many conferences and events transition to the online or virtual format. That was C1b3rwall Academy 2020 case, the cybersecurity training program by the Spanish National Police Force. From LibreLabUCM, the…

Everything comes to an end, and so does the 3DS series. In this first part I’ll pave the way to go through the whole exploit chain that leads to native code execution in the ARM11 and ARM9 processors of the…

The definitive question about cybersecurity As a third year student of Computer Engineering at a known University in Madrid and an information secuirty enthusiast, I can’t help but panic when the subject is taught incorrectly or misleadingly. Needless to say, progress has…

Abstract Let’s see how to solve the “Fiesta” challenge from Riscure Embedded Hardware CTF 2016 using electromagnetic Fault Injection. This challenge has some lore/story behind, and is specifically designed to be solved using Fault Injection techniques. Tools To solve the…

Abstract Today’s post will cover the theory and crafting of an Electromagnetic Fault Injection device for as little as $5. ¿What is Fault Injection? Fault injection is a term widely used in the hardware and systems security scene. It is…

Foundation Last month we saw the basics of a Ghidra Loader, a type of extension for Ghidra. Now we’ll see some additional features to step up the functionality, usability and quality of our loader. I will cover these features in…

Introduction All aboard the reversing train! It’s april 2020 and the whole world has slowed down due to COVID-19. I figured this is a good oportunity to keep learning. Since I’m trying to move on from paid software reverse-engineering ,I…

DISCLAIMER: EVERYTHING IS PROVIDED “AS IS”, WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHOR BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGE OR OTHER LIABILITY. This is a writeup for a serious vulnerability I found on…