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160,000 Network Printers Hacked

160,000 Network Printers Hacked

It’s a pretty simple hack (in a rather grey-hat fashion), but it’s getting a LOT of media coverage and 160,000 network printers hacked just goes to show once again the whole Internet of Things chapter we are entering is pretty scary. Definitely a neat hack tho, utilising the mass scanning power of Zmap and scanning […]

Topic: Exploits/Vulnerabilities, Hardware Hacking, Networking Hacking
Kiev Power Outage Linked To Cyber Attacks

Kiev Power Outage Linked To Cyber Attacks

A Kiev power outage last weekend in Ukraine has been linked to a cyber attack, which is worryingly similar to an attack that happened around the same time last year. Sub-stations and transmission stations have always been a weak point for nation-state attacks as EVERYTHING relies on them now. Plus with smart grids and remotely […]

Topic: Hardware Hacking
Kautilya – Human Interface Device Hacking Toolkit

Kautilya – Human Interface Device Hacking Toolkit

Kautilya is a human interface device hacking toolkit which provides various payloads for HIDs which may help with breaking into a computer during penetration tests. The Windows payloads and modules are written mostly in powershell (in combination with native commands) and are tested on Windows 7 and Windows 8. In principal Kautilya should work with […]

Topic: Hacking Tools, Hardware Hacking
Tesla Hack - Remote Access Whilst Parked or Driving

Tesla Hack – Remote Access Whilst Parked or Driving

The big buzz on my Twitter this week was about the Tesla Hack carried out by a Chinese crew called Keen Security Lab. It’s no big surprise even though Tesla is known for being fairly security concious and proactive about it. With it being a connected car, that’s pretty important that any remote control capabilities […]

Topic: Exploits/Vulnerabilities, Hardware Hacking
In 2016 Your Wireless Keyboard Security Still SUCKS - KeySniffer

In 2016 Your Wireless Keyboard Security Still SUCKS – KeySniffer

So you’d probably imagine that Wireless Keyboard Security is a 1998 problem and you shouldn’t even have to worry about that any more. And you’d be wrong – two-thirds of wireless keyboards, from MAJOR manufacturers are not even vaguely secure. It turns out, in 2016 when cryptography is mainstream, open-source and fairly easy to implement […]

Topic: Exploits/Vulnerabilities, Hardware Hacking
Intel Hidden Management Engine – x86 Security Risk?

Intel Hidden Management Engine – x86 Security Risk?

So it seems the latest generation of Intel x86 CPUs have implemented a Intel hidden management engine that cannot be audited or examined. We can also assume at some point it will be compromised and security researchers are labelling this as a Ring -3 level vulnerability. This isn’t a new issue though, people have been […]

Topic: Exploits/Vulnerabilities, Hardware Hacking