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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 […]

Topic: Hardware Hacking, Legal Issues, Privacy

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 […]

Topic: Exploits/Vulnerabilities, Hardware Hacking, Networking Hacking

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 […]

Topic: Exploits/Vulnerabilities, Hardware Hacking, Networking Hacking

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? […]

Topic: Hardware Hacking

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 […]

Topic: Hardware Hacking, Password Cracking

Intel Core 2 Duo Vulnerabilities Serious say Theo de Raadt

The scariest type of all, hardware vulnerabilities. Security guru and creator of OpenBSD Theo de Raadt recently announced he had found some fairly serious bugs in the hardware architecture of Intel Core 2 Duo processors. He goes as far as saying avoid buying a C2D processor until these problems are fixed. A prominent software developer […]

Topic: Exploits/Vulnerabilities, Hardware Hacking, UNIX Hacking

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