Tag Archive | "Hardware Hacking"


01 April 2010 | 17,576 views

Open Source Keykeriki Captures Wireless Keyboard Traffic

Another interesting attack, rather than going after the PC/Server this one goes after the data sent by wireless devices such as the wireless keyboards sold by Microsoft. The neat thing is by using a replay attack you could also send rogue inputs to the device. But then it serves Microsoft right for using XOR encryption [...]

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05 March 2010 | 10,226 views

Boffins Crack OpenSSL Library Using Power Fluctuations

Now this is a very interesting technique, as far as I know I’ve not seen anything similar to this before. It’s like a rather bizarre meld of hardware hacking and software exploitation using cryptographic algorithm cracking techniques. Some rather smart fellas have found a way to extract the private SSL key from a device by [...]

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27 January 2010 | 12,095 views

Playstation 3 (PS3) Finally Hacked & Exploit Released

Ah finally some proof of the mythical Playstation 3 exploit released publicly. Sadly as always the lack of sales on the PS3 can be partially attributed to the lack of a homebrew scene (aka ability to pirate games). There have been rumours and some speculation about the PS3 finally being exploited with news breaking earlier [...]

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12 May 2009 | 4,723 views

Ensuring Data Security During Hardware Disposal

After our recent story about the trading of BlackBerries for data theft the issue has emerged again this time more towards the secure disposal of data stored on PC hard disks. If a company or organisation has a decent data/information security policy in place (Like ISO27001 for example) they should have a secure destruction/disposal policy [...]

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08 May 2009 | 10,673 views

Explosion Of BlackBerry Trading In Nigeria – Data Theft

The number of Crackberry Blackberry users is increasing exponentially – especially since they released the much sexier Bold and the latest touch-screen Storm. The latest revelation is that used BlackBerries are being traded, not by the value of the phone but by the value of the data contained on the phone! It just shows most [...]

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22 April 2009 | 6,758 views

EFIPW – Modify Apple EFI Firmware Passwords

EFIPW is a tool that can be used to decode and modify Apple EFI firmware passwords via the command line. It is designed after the non open source OFPW utility and is designed to work on Intel machines running Leopard or newer. Useful for lab deployments (setting the firmware password of machines as a post [...]

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19 February 2009 | 25,465 views

Satellite Feed Hacking – Your Data Isn’t Private!

Hardware hacking is an interesting area and something not too many people get into as the soldering irons, capacitors and chipsets seem daunting. I did have a play around with cable boxes and satellite feeds in my earlier years and was surprised to find how insecure they were. Most traffic is transmitted unencrypted, the stuff [...]

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06 February 2009 | 4,531 views

Cisco Enterprise Wireless (Wi-Fi) Equipment DoS Vulnerability Discovered

If your organisation is using any kind of Cisco Wi-Fi kit it may be time to get the latest patches for your kit. Although they state there is no proof that hackers have used this attack in the wild – in my experience if Cisco have discovered this now, someone else probably knew about it [...]

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07 January 2009 | 7,513 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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03 April 2008 | 6,085 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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