random hacks

reverse engineering, hardware hacking, etc.

MitM'ing my STB

My ISP is offering IPTV with a set-top-box (STB) device which is connected to the provider network and the TV itself: The only “user interface” for the STB is the remote control. I was curious to find out if the traffic between the STB and the provider is encrypted, so I decided to see what goes on the wire. The easiest way to do this is to create an ethernet bridge between the provider and the STB and then capture the traffic.