Category Archives: Security

Interesting article on how criminals use your home address to start scamming you

Scamming, or using your credit, etc etc. All can start with just your home address https://www.makeuseof.com/what-can-cybercriminal-do-with-home-address/

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Using a RPi as a security camera

Interesting build. Myself, I am still fond of Wyze cameras, thought some changes have me a little concerned. https://www.makeuseof.com/create-a-multi-camera-cctv-system-with-raspberry-pi-and-motioneyeos/

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Convert your credit card into an NFC payment ring

OK this assumes your card supports NFC, the author basically “melds” the chip in the card out, and puts a new antenna on it that goes around the 3D printed ring. Clever build. Not so sure I would do this … Continue reading

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Make your own Snap gun

Basically a lock picking gun, it picks locks by jaming around the pins on the lock til it gets the right pattern.

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Using a fingerprint sensor and arduino for a BIO authentication

Basically you authenticate your stored fingerprint to the arduino, that then issues the unlock (password in this case as an HID interface) to the computer. Interesting build, would be easy to hack. https://www.instructables.com/PC-Fingerprint-Login-Works-on-Any-Computer-xiao-Ar/

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Interesting list of security research based search engines. Some I have heard of, hunter is a new one for me (find all email addresses for a given domain). PublicWWW is anoather interesting one, thought its based on web code. Pipl … Continue reading

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Hacking an Android App to figure out its Bluetooth commands

The author basically used an android VM to sniff the bluetooth traffic the Yamaha app used to communicate with its soundbar so they can create their own interface with the soundbar.

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YAST Opensource security token

Interesting project based on OpenSK (https://github.com/google/OpenSK). Its an opensource security token, like the Google Titan or Yubikey. https://hackaday.io/project/177781-yast-security-token/details

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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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