I am currently studying an IT-security masters course and want to choose an interesting diploma thesis topic.
A possible supervisor of my thesis suggested pentesting self-encrypting USB/HDD/etc., however he did not suggest a specific form. Some of his suggestions were :
- Pentesting an older, vulnerable device
- Finding and (if successful in obtaining one) pentesting an intentionally vulnerable device
- Pentesting a self-made device, intentionally vulnerable device
- A summary of currently available solutions/intentionally vulnerable devices (but without a practical part)
I wasn't particularly interested in the last two, because I have no experience in creating HW (not even with some Arduino or things like that) and because I would like to have some hands-on experience while writing my diploma thesis.
And since I have no prior experience in the area of HW pentesting, could you please tell me, which oneof those topics could be the best for a diploma thesis and why should I pick it - based on your experience ?
Thank you very much