Archive | Hardware Hacking


07 January 2009 | 7,523 views

Cisco Vulnerability Given ‘Write Once, Run Anywhere’ Treatement

This is an interesting development in router security, Cisco bugs have been popping up now and then – not that often – but usually when they do they are quite serious. The problem with them was you needed so many variations unless you were just targeting one specific router, with that specific version of IOS […]

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22 October 2008 | 17,623 views

Swiss Researchers Sniff Password from Wired Keyboard

Now this is an interesting twist on an oldschool method of hacking, the monitoring of electromagnetic radiation. You’d think it’d be easier to sniff the traffic from a wireless keyboard, but generally it’s not as they tend to be encrypted. Where as the electromagnetic radiation given off by a wired keyboard is not shielded or […]

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03 October 2008 | 8,471 views

THC-ePassports – THC Clones Biometric ePassport – Elvis Presley Passport

I guess most people have been led to believe this new generation of ePassports or biometric passports are more secure, will help us keep our privacy intact and help us mitigate against identity theft. Well how wrong the propaganda is! THC (famous for their tools and research in security) has just released some technical information, […]

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30 September 2008 | 35,734 views

Pro ATM Hacker ‘Chao’ Gives Out ATM Hacking Tips

It seems like ATM hacking is still the way to go for those into a bit of hardware hacking. One of the most notorious and well known ATM hackers was recently arrest in Turkey and a list of his tips discovered online where he also sold the ATM skimming equipment. Well his tips can’t be […]

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01 July 2008 | 25,992 views

PAW/PAWS – Python Advanced Wardialing System

Now this is an oldskool topic, wardialling! Some people still ask me about wardialling tools though, so here’s one I found recently written in Python. PAW / PAWS is a wardialing software in python. It is designed to scan for ISDN (PAWS only) and “modern” analog modems (running at 9.6kbit/s or higher). Wardialing tools are […]

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26 June 2008 | 43,501 views

Hackers Crack London Tube Oyster Card

It just goes to show, having an aluminium lined wallet could really be useful! Hackers in the Netherlands found they could clone an access card using the Mifare chip, after that they traveled to London to try their technique out on the Oyster card (used on the London Underground), which uses the same chip. It […]

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12 June 2008 | 9,715 views

New Zlob Trojan Alters Your Router Settings

Another new development in the malware arena, this new version of Zlob will actually log onto your router and change the DNS settings to hijack your traffic. Pretty interesting approach and it will work because 99% of people won’t change the default password on their routers. Let’s face it, have you changed it? A new […]

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03 April 2008 | 6,116 views

Biometric Keylogger Can Grab Fingerprints

Well this is quite scary as biometrics are touted as the ultimate in security and two factor authentication with biometrics is about as ‘heavy’ as most places get. The fact that the biometric data can be ‘sniffed’ reconstructed and re-used…is worrying to say the least. Do any of you have biometric measures in your workplace? […]

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29 November 2007 | 7,414 views

Security Software Moves to Consoles – Web Filtering for PS3

Ah it seems some companies are having the same idea as me, consoles might well be the next infection vector for zombie style botnets, they have good processing power, the current generation has ample hard-drive space and they are network connected. The difference with consoles is they tend to be turned off when not in […]

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09 November 2007 | 35,065 views

Graphics Cards – The Next Big Thing for Password Cracking?

Interesting research from Elcomsoft, using the parallel processing capacity of graphics cards to speed up the password cracking process. Pretty inventive thinking, as graphics cards get more and more powerful, and they are created to do massive parallel tasks for all the latest and greatest games, why not apply it to password cracking! A technique […]

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