Category Archives: Security

Opensource security token

Google Opensourced aspects of its Titan keys, so you can now build your own with a $10 (not including shipping) Nordic, nRF52840, Dongle. Looks interesting. I wonder what this will do for companies that build similar tokens but at the … Continue reading

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Buskill, deadman’s switch for your linux box

Interesting project where if you remove the USB cord, custom cord, the linux box will start self destruct. Not so sure I would want this setup…maybe on a stationary device, but not a laptop. https://www.zdnet.com/article/new-usb-cable-kills-your-linux-laptop-if-stolen-in-a-public-place/

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Breaking a $120 lock

I got a kick out of this one. The lockbox has 2 screws in it that once off, you can pop it open.

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SoloKeys

I stumbled on this one by accident. Its an U2F and FIDO2, USB-C based security token. Similar to Yubikey, but the own thing is opensource (hardware and software). I haven’t had a chance to look too much into them yet, … Continue reading

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2 dollar jammer disables SimpliSafe Alarm System

I can’t believe a simple jammer disables this home security system. basically you jam the wireless sensors so the base station doesn’t hear the alarm going off. The jammer is a simple 433Mhz remote from ebay. The base station can … Continue reading

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Turn an ESP8266 into a WiFi Jammer

Pretty cheap jammer. The “jamming” part isn’t a radio freq. jammer but more protocol stack based. https://www.instructables.com/id/Wi-Fi-Jammer-From-an-ESP8266-WiFi-Jammer-Deauther/

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Using an RPi for multiple webcams

Good idea to take some old webcams and turn them into security cameras under one device. https://www.instructables.com/id/Multiple-Webcam-Server-With-Motion-Detection-Using/

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Project to turn an RPi into a Stingray

Well not fully one.  But it does act as an IMSI catcher. https://github.com/Oros42/IMSI-catcher It Might Be Possible To Build A Stingray With A Raspberry Pi  

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CA has IoT security reg’s for 1/2020

Interesting law in California, of course its pretty vague from what I understand on what “reasonable security feature” is. https://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2018/11/new_iot_securit.html

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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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