Archive | Hardware Hacking


17 September 2015 | 1,514 views

Kid Gets Arrested For Building A Clock – World Goes NUTS

So, today we have a tale of the fabled American knee-jerk reaction, this time to a 14 year old Muslim boy who made a cool clock and brought it to school. He got arrested, cuffed and fingerprinted – over a science project. Yah, arrested for building a clock. That seems like a slightly harsh reaction, […]

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23 July 2015 | 2,361 views

The Jeep HACK – What You Need To Know

So yah, the big news this week everyone is shouting about is about the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) owned Jeep Hack involving the new Cherokee which has remote control software which allows access to the engine, aircon, audio system and brakes – basically the whole car can be controlled remotely as long as you know […]

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12 March 2015 | 2,732 views

Rowhammer – DDR3 Exploit – What You Need To Know

So the big news this week was the release of details of a very clever hardware attack posted by Google’s Project Zero security initiative called Rowhammer. The impressive part is this is a hardware/manufacturing bug that has elevated to a software based attack. In simple terms Rowhammer is an attack that exploits physical weaknesses in […]

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03 February 2015 | 4,335 views

SnoopyPro – Windows USB Sniffer Tool

SnoopyPro is a lightweight, standalone (no installation necessary) USB sniffer tool, it will log all data exchange between USB Device and its driver under a Windows environment. It definitely works on Windows XP, unsure about newer versions. SnoopyPro allows you to intercept, display, record and analyze USB protocol and all the data transferred between any […]

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08 January 2015 | 5,909 views

ATM Hacked Using Samsung Galaxy S4 & USB Port

A pretty interesting black box daughter board attack on ATM via USB, the crowd cry ATM Hacked! Yah it was, and it was triggered using a mobile phone to actually activate the attack, showing it’s fairly complex and also abstracting the actual attacker from being physically there. The guy carrying the black box can’t actually […]

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07 July 2014 | 3,172 views

Hacking Your Fridge – Internet of Things Security

So one of the latest fads is IoT or the Internet of things phenomena which has been talked about for a while (especially since the discussion of IPv6 started), IoT is connecting physical items to the Internet and giving them some kind of IP (be in NAT or a proper IPv6 address). This enabled you […]

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25 June 2014 | 3,559 views

Hackers Recreate NSA Snooping Kit Using Off-the-shelf Parts

So some curious hardware hackers grabbed the leaked catalogue that detailed the hardware involved in the NSA Snooping Kit, and have recreated some of the ‘high-tech’ top secret tools with off-the-shelf parts and items that can be bought from Kickstarter. I mean some of it seems pretty simplistic though, a monitor mirror and a hardware […]

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16 June 2014 | 3,888 views

SHODAN – Expose Online Devices (Wind Turbines, Power Plants & More!)

SHODAN is a search engine that lets you find specific computers (routers, servers, etc.) using a variety of filters. Some have also described it as a public port scan directory or a search engine of banners. Web search engines, such as Google and Bing, are great for finding websites. But what if you’re interested in […]

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12 June 2014 | 5,762 views

14-Year Olds Hack ATM With Default Password

This is actually a pretty good hack and a good use of the word hacking in the original sense, two curious teenagers managed to access the administrator mode of an ATM in Winnipeg, Canada by using the default password they found in a manual they downloaded online. Ingenious and pretty forward thinking, I like the […]

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23 December 2013 | 6,227 views

Researchers Crack 4096-bit RSA Encryption With a Microphone

So this is a pretty interesting acoustic based cryptanalysis side-channel attack which can crack 4096-bit RSA encryption. It’s been a while since we’ve seen anything hardware based, and RSA 4096 is pretty strong encryption, I wonder how they figured this one out. It makes sense though when you think about it, although I wouldn’t have […]

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