I suppose there are many people out there who want to achieve a greater good, fight evil corp and “show those guys”. So why not set a statement and become part of a botnet? #Irony!!! Of course I suppose (hope) that none of you actually want to be part of something like an IoT botnet, but joining could in theory be dead easy. So quite a while back I bought a dead cheap WiFi camera for use at home. It was kind of just as insecure as I had expected, so it got it’s own VLAN and stuff and here is why….
Once every few years I decide to head to Hannover and attend Hannover Messe, probably the largest industrial trade fair in Germany and apparently on of the most important in the world. As this year’s main topic was “Industrie 4.0” I simply could not resist to go out on a hunt for new and interesting (secure) smart connected magic! And trust me, I was not disappointed – here’s a few of my impressions.
At times with many many digitally transmittable diseases, protection might be more important than ever. When connecting your smartphone to a rogue charger, or a foreign smartphone to your own laptop, you never now what will happen. You never know what data crosses the lines. But there is help: A USB condom!
Real men used to wear pink pagers, but that’s the past and recently it was time for Troopers 16. Meaning: Real Troopers wear awesome Badges! And, from the feedback we got, they did!
Troopers might be over, but the era of the TR16 Badge is seemingly just beginning. As such, here’s a quick insight into the badge!
A while back Stefan and I held a little crash course/orientation run on hardware hacking at a German Fachhochschule. Planning to use something “real” we went for a simple electronic safe with a bunch of different vulnerabilities. I guess most security guys who spend a fair amount of time in hotels will understand this choice. As we needed something we could rely on would break, we stripped the device and swapped the original electronics for our own. The result was the “Damn Vulnerable Safe”.
“Welcome to Brazil”, I think, turned to being the most used statement during the past Hackers to Hackers Conference in Sao Paulo. It was used as the main reaction to every speech taking moment, and there were a lot of those! To honor the moments and give you a quick insight into was what going on in Sao Paulo, here is a quick summary of the overall event and our own contribution.
Today we received a few ShareBrained Technology – PortaPack H1 to use with our HackRFs. Having done a first few minutes of scanning, I just wanted to give you a quick overview of its features and potential…
Over the past few weeks, multiple news sites have covered some mystical approach to bruteforce PINs on Apple iOS devices. All articles cover a black box called IP Box, the fact that PINs can be broken and that sometimes the automatic wipe after 10 failed tries can be circumvented. Sadly, as often, the what is described but not the how……