Andrew "bunnie" Huang is an American hacker, who holds a Ph.D in electrical engineering from MIT and is the author of the 2003 book Hacking the Xbox: An Introduction to Reverse Engineering. He was born in 1975. Huang is also a member of the Zeta Beta Tau fraternity. As of 2012 he resides in Singapore.
Dr. Huang was the hardware lead at Chumby; his responsibilities included the design and production of chumby devices, as well as the strategic planning and ecosystem development of the broader chumby hardware platform. He has completed several major projects, ranging from hacking the Xbox (and writing the eponymous book), to designing the world's first fully integrated photonic-silicon chips running at 10 Gbit/s with Luxtera, Inc., to building some of the first prototype hardware for silicon nanowire device research with Caltech. bunnie has also participated in the design of 802.11b/Bluetooth transceivers (with Mobilian), graphics chips (with SGI), digital cinema CODECs (with Qualcomm), and autonomous robotic submarines (with MIT ORCA/AUVSI). He is also responsible for the un-design of many security systems, with an appetite for the challenge of digesting silicon-based hardware security. Huang is also a contributing writer for MAKE magazine and a member of their technical advisory board, and had written extensively about manufacturing in China.
He also created the NeTV, which was the first known public use of the High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP) 'master key'. The device uses the master key to implement a video overlay on existing HDCP-protected links, in a fashion which purportedly does not violate the DMCA. The NeTV hardware and firmware is entirely open source.
In 2012 he received an EFF Pioneer Award for his work in hardware hacking, open source and activism.
- Huang, Andrew (May 26, 2002). Keeping Secrets in Hardware: the Microsoft XBoxTM Case Study (pdf). AI Memo 2002-008. Retrieved April 19, 2008.
- An Implementation of Guarded Pointers with Tight Bounds on Segment Size, J.P. Grossman, Jeremy Brown, Andrew Huang, Tom Knight, MIT AI Aries Group Technical Memo 002
- ADAM: A Decentralized Parallel Computer Architecture Featuring Fast Thread and Data Migration and a Uniform Hardware Abstraction, Andrew “bunnie” Huang, PhD Thesis, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, June 2002
- A 10Gb/s photonic modulator and WDM MUX/DEMUX integrated with electronics in 0.13um SOI CMOS, Solid-State Circuits Conference, 2006. ISSCC 2006. Digest of Technical Papers. IEEE International. Recipient of Lewis Winner Award for Best Paper
- Doctorow, Cory (July 13, 2007). "Bunnie Huang's blog-series on Chinese manufacturing". Boing Boing. Retrieved May 2, 2011.
- Doctorow, Cory (Feb 16, 2010). "Sleuthing uncovers the mystery of Kingston MicroSD cards' crappy QA". Boing Boing. Retrieved May 1, 2011.
- Kravets, David (October 21, 2010). "Threat Level Privacy, Crime and Security Online Previous post Next post Prosecutors Seek to Block Xbox Hacking Pioneer From Trial". Wired. Retrieved May 1, 2011.
- Kravets, David (December 2, 2010). "Prosecutors Dismiss Xbox-Modding Case Mid-Trial". Wired. Retrieved May 1, 2011.
- Goodin, Dan (September 16, 2011). "How gizmo maker's hack outflanked copyright trolls". The Register. Retrieved September 17, 2011.
- Source code links at http://kosagi.com/w/index.php?title=NeTV_Main_Page
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