Archive | Hardware Hacking


07 July 2014 | 2,696 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 | 2,935 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 | 2,248 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 | 4,461 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 | 5,312 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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12 January 2012 | 9,902 views

Sprint Adds Google Wallet Into New NFC Capable Phones

Oh look, another aspect of security and privacy to consider as Google pushes its’ mobile payment solution ‘Wallet’ onto two new NFC capable phones – the Galaxy Nexus & LG Viper. If you haven’t heard of the service you can find out more here – Google Wallet (Wikipedia). The main concern here (security wise) is [...]

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24 August 2011 | 15,530 views

Stealing ATM Pin Numbers Using Thermal Imaging Cameras

Now this is a really neat bit of hardware hacking, it’s been a while since we’ve reported on any kind of ATM Skimming or ATM Hacking stories. You may remember back in November 2010 – European Banks Seeing New Wave Of ATM Skimming or way back in 2008 when Pro ATM Hacker ‘Chao’ Gives Out [...]

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23 March 2011 | 7,348 views

Exploits For Popular SCADA Programs Made Public

SCADA is not something we’ve mentioned before, we have covered related areas with articles such as – Industrial Control Systems Safe? I Think Not. Plus the whole Stuxnet thing which was able to attack nuclear plants. In a way I find it ironic because so much more emphasis these days is put on the security [...]

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02 March 2011 | 6,125 views

Intel Completes $7.68B McAfee Buyout In All-Cash Deal

The big news in the last fews days is that Intel has completed it’s buy-out of McAfee in a $7.6 Billion dollar all-cash deal, it seems like security on the chipset/CPU is going to be a reality. We wrote about the initial acquisition back in August 201 and Intel have been working hard to get [...]

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28 January 2011 | 10,187 views

Happy New Year Geohot – Court Orders Seizure Of PS3 Hacker’s Computers

We published the story about the Playstation 3 (PS3) Finally Hacked & Exploit Released back in January 2010. The exploit of course developed by the very prolific hacker and jailbreaker extraordinaire Geohot. He became notorious way back in 2007 by fulling unlocking the iPhone and then again in 2008 by jailbreaking the iPhone running 1.12 [...]

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