Archive | Hardware Hacking


29 January 2007 | 15,872 views

Hacking your $60 Router into a $600 Router

This is a bit of hacking in the original sense of the word, taking a $60 router and giving it the capabilities of something costing in the hundreds or thousands (enterprise level). Of all the great DIY projects at this year’s Maker Faire, the one project that really caught my eye involved converting a regular [...]

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13 September 2006 | 19,554 views

Using the capture command in a Cisco Systems PIX firewall.

This is an excellent article you might find useful covering the use of the capture command in Cisco PIX firewalls. A vital tool to use when troubleshooting computer networking problems and monitoring computer networks is a packet sniffer. That being said, one of the best methods to use when troubleshooting connection problems or monitoring suspicious [...]

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23 August 2006 | 4,673 views

libtiff Vulnerability gives hope for a new GTA-less PSP exploit

QJ.net forums have been abuzz lately with the talk of a possible new exploit centered around a libtiff vulnerability. NOPx86 stating that he’d managed to crash the PSP using this method. As those of you who follow these things know, a crash doesn’t always mean an open door to an exploit. But after a cumulative [...]

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05 July 2006 | 3,432 views

Veterans Administration Chief Says Laptop Recovered

Ah, so finally they got it back, from a street corner of all places. Let’s hope they shall be a little more careful in the future yah? The missing laptop and hard drive that contained veterans’ personal information has been found, Veterans Administration Chief Jim Nicholson announced Thursday. The announcement came at the beginning of [...]

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26 June 2006 | 5,070 views

US Veterans Information Leaked on The Web

Another HUGE information leak from the US government, seems they can’t help themselves. Or perhaps people are just ramping up the efforts against them.. The Navy has begun a criminal investigation after Social Security numbers and other personal data for 28,000 sailors and family members were found on a civilian website. The Navy said Friday [...]

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23 June 2006 | 13,207 views

Researchers hack Wi-Fi driver to breach laptop

Ah another way to exploit wifi, what a surprise! Security researchers have found a way to seize control of a laptop computer by manipulating buggy code in the system’s wireless device driver. The hack will be demonstrated at the upcoming Black Hat USA 2006 conference during a presentation by David Maynor, a research engineer with [...]

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02 June 2006 | 10,892 views

THC Releases Nokia Phone ROM Images

I have to agree with their sentiment, I’m all for open hardware standards. Even if you don’t open it, people will copy it anyway (See the mass of Cisco knock-offs in China for a fraction of the price with almost exactly the same functions and IOS) So why not open it, let us play with [...]

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19 May 2006 | 13,503 views

The RFID Hackers Revealed – Real RFID Hacking

This a very interesting read, the tale of an RFID hacker. I was always sceptical about RFID I have to say, when everything is tagged, criminals can just drive by your house and scan everything, see what TV you have, which DVD player, how many high value electrical goods, and choose which houses they want [...]

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17 May 2006 | 5,397 views

No Your Car CANNOT get a Bluetooth Virus

It’s gone round and round and round, now cars have Bluetooth, that they can get viruses like Cabir, I’m sorry but if an Anti-virus company like F-Secure can’t infect a car with a virus, I don’t have much hope for the others. The rumours came from a Lexus story in SCMagazine (The story is no [...]

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13 May 2006 | 4,403 views

I’m gonna h4x0r j00r Ferrari

Hacking cars, what next? I have fears for the IPv6 generation (if it every happens), when every toaster and light bulb has an IP address, yeah…I’m gonna hack your house then and make your lights blink. High-tech thieves are becoming increasingly savvy when it comes to stealing automobiles equipped with keyless entry and ignition systems. [...]

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