Category Archives: Security

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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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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