July 26, 2021
Introduction One device that recently came across our desks was a Huawei EchoLife optical network terminal. As part of our standard analysis, we dumped the flash chip on the device in order to analyze the firmware. If you haven’t already seen it, check out a previous Hardware Hacking 101 blog entry which goes over the basic process of identifying and dumping flash from a device. In most cases, once we have a flash dump, an open-source tool like binwalk can handle the rest of the extraction.