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Video: Wireless Intrusion Detection System with Raspberry Pi

Monday, June 15th, 2015

Chris Jenks presented at this weekend's Circle City Con in Indianapolis, IN. Chris is a graduate from Eastern Michigan University with a Bachelor of Science in Information Assurance. He works full time doing security audits, firewall design, network consulting, and troubleshooting. His Raspberry Pi WIDs was published in the Linux...

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Linux-based clock radio

Wednesday, November 26th, 2014

An open-source Linux-based clock radio from SpriteMods: Ofcourse, a nice PCB with a powerful processor and a nice display only is scrap without the software: especially in this case, it pretty much defines what the device does. While developing the hardware, I already had made the decision to go with Linux and OpenWRT...

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GrrCON 2014: Home grown Linux

Sunday, October 19th, 2014

In this presentation from GrrCON 2014, author Dr. Phil Polstra discusses how to develop your own Linux distro. Phil has assembled his distro known as The Deck which is useful on the Beagleboard and Beaglebone Black boards. (more…)

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Monitoring Android traffic with Wireshark

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

Ever wonder what data is being sent out by your Android device? Here's a post from LinuxJournal outlining how to monitor your device's WiFi traffic. The technique involves setting up a man-in-the-middle Wireless Access Point (WAP) on your Ubuntu Linux box, then connecting your Android device via WiFi to this...

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Linux Foundation offers free online course

Saturday, August 2nd, 2014

Jerry Cooperstein, PhD, Training Program Director at The Linux Foundation has announced the opening of their free online course, Introduction to Linux (Course number LFS101x). The course is self-paced and should take between 40-60 hours to complete. We’d love to hear how you’re enjoying the course and we’d love to...

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NSA XKeyscore tool targets Linux users

Friday, July 4th, 2014

Apparently the US NSA believes that users of Linux in general, and readers of online ezine Linux Journal in particluar are extremists. According to this article on the Panorama blog, internet users whose searches contained terms related to the TAILs (The Amnesic Incognito Live System) software program or Linux...

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Linux security tip: moving your /boot partition to removable media

Monday, June 30th, 2014

Today threats to your data can come from many quadrants. It's not enough to protect against malicious online attacks; there's the very real threat of government confiscating and examining the electronic devices carried by international travelers, and even planting spyware. In this post from "The Doctor", we're shown one way...

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Posted in how-to, Linux, security, USB | 2 Comments »

Analysing 433 Mhz transmitters with RTL-SDR

Wednesday, June 25th, 2014

Yashin has posted this tutorial at ArcanumX demonstrating how to read and decode 433 MHz digital data transmissions. "I intend to demonstrate how the RTL-SDR can be used to sniff 433 Mhz transmitters. These are pretty cheap and can be found in a lot of appliances including alarm sensors. This...

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Free online course: Introduction to Linux

Sunday, April 27th, 2014

"The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux and collaborative development, has announced it is building a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) program with edX, the nonprofit online learning platform launched in 2012 by Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). More than 31...

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Hak5 video: quadcopter with WiFi enabled Linux computer and RTL-SDR

Monday, April 21st, 2014

What happens when you send up a quadcopter equipped with a Linux box, WiFi and an RTL-SDR dongle? Darren and company from Hak5 decided to find out. Their project used the SDR to receive ADS-B signals from aircraft hundreds of miles away. The Hak5 team took a quadcopter up on...

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Posted in hacks, Linux, RF, SDR, wireless | 4 Comments »

Tutorial: solid state drives and Linux

Friday, March 21st, 2014

Solid state drives (SSD) are gaining in popularity, particularly as components costs and machine form factors continue to shrink. In this article from Linux Journal online magazine, Brian Trapp gives an in depth presentation on the current state of SSD's and their advantages and disadvantages in various Linux related operations.

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AnalysIR adds LIRC export format

Thursday, March 6th, 2014

The AnalysIR crew note that users of the USB IR Toy may be interested in a new feature they just announced allowing export to LIRC format. This opens up Raspberry Pi & most Linux systems... You can get IR Toy v2 for $22.05, including world wide shipping. Via the forum.

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GrrCON 2013 – Pwnage from the Skies!

Tuesday, January 14th, 2014

At the GrrCON 2013 conference last Fall, Philip Polstra presented on the use of the AirDeck Linux based aero mobile pen testing device. This presentation will introduce the AirDeck which is the latest extension to The Deck penetration testing and forensics program. The Deck made its US debut at GrrCON...

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Ham Radio Linux LiveDVD Ver. 14 supports RTL-SDR, HackRF and more

Monday, December 16th, 2013

Andy, amateur radio operator KB1OIQ, has released the Version 14 of his Ham Radio Linux LiveDVD containing programs focused on amateur radio and SDR operations. This is a remastered version of Ubuntu Linux. As of version 13, there are 32-bit and 64-bit versions available, as well as an image for...

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Posted in Linux, RF, SDR, software | 18 Comments »

Linux SteamOS beta available for download

Sunday, December 15th, 2013

SteamOS is the currently-in-beta Linux-based operating system that will power Valve's new gaming-PCs-turned-consoles. While the Steam crew has been busy readying 300 beta Steam Machines, they've taken the time to release the code for download by Linux enthusiasts. As they describe it, SteamOS Beta is the first public release of...

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Posted in code, Linux, open source | 2 Comments »

Advanced Hard Drive Caching Techniques

Monday, December 9th, 2013

Petros Koutoupis at Linux Journal posted detailed information regarding hard drive caching techniques. Users of traditional hard drives who've been considering a switch to a solid state drive (SSD) should find this particularly interesting. Petros describes, Even today, the consumer SSD cannot compare to the capacities provided by the magnetic...

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SkyJack open source drone hacking project

Sunday, December 8th, 2013

SamyKamkar developed this seriously cool project to wrest control of civilian drones away from their owners. SkyJack is a drone engineered to autonomously seek out, hack, and wirelessly take full control over any other drones within wireless or flying distance, creating an army of zombie drones under your control. Using...

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Posted in hacks, Linux, open source, RF | 8 Comments »

Decoding FLEX pagers using RTL-SDR and Linux

Tuesday, November 26th, 2013

Superkuh2 demonstrates how to decode FLEX pager radio traffic. He uses gr-pager and zarya's implementation of it on the Linux platform with the RTL-SDR dongle. This script runs at a 250 KS/s sample rate and decodes one 12.5 KHz channel only. Internally it uses gnuradio's optfir to generate low pass...

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Posted in digital radio data, Linux, RF, SDR | 3 Comments »

FreeMat: another MATLAB replacement

Saturday, November 23rd, 2013

MATLAB is software tool providing a high-level language and interactive environment for numerical computation, visualization, and programming. It is not open source and has a costly licensing structure making it impractical for the casual experimenter. There are free open source alternatives, one of which is FreeMat. "FreeMat is an interpreted...

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Posted in Linux, open source, software | 2 Comments »

Arduino announces new Arduino Yun board

Thursday, September 12th, 2013

The Arduino crew has announced the Arduino Yun. This latest addition to the Arduino family is a "combination of a classic Arduino Leonardo (based on the Atmega32U4 processor) with a Wifi system-on-a-chip running Linino (a MIPS GNU/Linux based on OpenWRT). We embedded the Linux machine directly on the PCB of...

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Posted in Arduino, dev boards, Linux, News, open source, wireless | 7 Comments »

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