Category Archives: Security

Hacking Vending Machines (the modern way)

This guy basically reverse engineered the app in Android that had “credit” for buying stuff on a vending machine, and how to give himself credit. Hacker Pops Top On NFC Vending Machines

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ID’ing a 3D printer

Interesting work on how to figure out the printer an object came from.  Its like the old days with printers to try and ID them (before they started hiding serial numbers and such in each print). Researchers discover a new … Continue reading

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Turn your digispark into a rubber ducky

The hacking tool.  Looks like someone ported the tools to the ATiny, in this case the DigiSpark system, which runs from $1.5 to $8.   Its not as fancy as the original, but it will do the job. DIY Rubber Ducky … Continue reading

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Fizz for TLS

Facebook apparently came up with a wrapper around OpenSSL for TLS1.3.  It looks interesting. https://github.com/facebookincubator/fizz

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Places to register your bike so if its stolen

You may have a chance to recover it. https://bikeindex.org/ https://project529.com/garage/  

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HP has a bug bounty for its printers

Unfortunately its thru private invite only with bugcrowd.com.  I remember looking at HP systems a few years back and, well this might be a good way to bring in some extra cash. https://www.zdnet.com/article/hp-will-give-you-10000-to-hack-your-printer/

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Simple TV remote jammer

No CPU needed, just a simple circuit that pretty much floods IR. http://www.instructables.com/id/TV-Remote-Jammer-Circuit-555-Timer-Projects-Simple/

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FontCode, interesting proposal to embed messages in a message

If I read it correctly, the proposal is to tweak the letters in a typed letter to have an embedded message within it.  Its like a form of stenography.  It looks like the authors only have a prototype and write-up … Continue reading

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Why didn’t I think of this, Skim Reaper

Basically its a tool that will read if 2 mag reader heads are in an ATM (thus a skimmer is in there) instead of just the 1. https://gizmodo.com/nypd-testing-skim-reaper-to-fight-credit-card-fraud-1825927938

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Card Reader for equipment

Nice build with an arduino to automate access to equipment. http://www.instructables.com/id/Card-Reading-Shop-Power-Switch/

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