Benjamin made a small update on his NFC TI TRF7970A breakout board. The board is designed to provide you access to RFID and similar RF protocols. Benjamin has 15 boards he is willing to giveaway, so contact him on his blog if you’re interested. It is just a little update on the new board TI […]
FRIC at ivoidwarranties has developed an Arduino addiction. So when his company needed a replacement time clock he wasn’t content to settle for a substandard commercial unit. In the true hacker spirit he designed his own superior time clock system using Arduino and a Stronglink SL018. The SL018 is an RFID reader/writer that interfaces via […]
Read and write 13.56 MHz RFID cards with OpenPCD: OpenPCD is a free hardware design for Proximity Coupling Devices (PCD) based on 13,56MHz communication. This device is able to screen informations from Proximity Integrated Circuit Cards (PICC) conforming to vendor-independent standards such as ISO 14443, ISO 15693 as well as proprietary protocols such as Mifare […]
RFIDIOt, which stands for RFID IO Tools, is an open source Python library for exploring RFID devices. It is intended to work with a range of LF and HF RFID reader hardware including both serial and PCSC devices. It’s the work of Adam Laurie, a Director of the security research and consultancy company Aperture Labs […]
RFDump is an open source tool introduced at the Blackhat Conference in Las Vegas 2004 and is designed to work with certain RFID reader hardware to read tags and display their meta information on your PC. The current version is V1.6. “It is a backend GPL tool to directly interoperate with any RFID ISO-Reader to […]
OpenPCD has been doing a lot of work with RFID hacking. They have a bootable Linux distro available to make exploration easier: The bootable Live RFID Hacking System contains a ready-to-use set of hacking tools for breaking and analyzing MIFARE Classic RFID cards and other well known card formats. It is built around PCSC-lite, the […]
Jordi Parra has been making progress on this prototype standalone music player that comes with RFID 8 tags that can be linked to Spotify music playlists. It can be for yourself, or to give as a present, giving you the chance to link music to the tags before giving it to that person, similar to […]
When he heard that the Nexus S would include a built-in NFC radio, Eric Butler immediately started thinking about the potential of using cell phones with RFID to hack public transit fare systems. When the Gingerbread source code was released, he picked up a Nexus S and began working on a proof-of-concept application that could […]
Wireless sensor networks are used in increasing numbers and levels of complexity in today’s automobiles. Here’s a lengthy, detailed analysis published by CMU, Pittsburgh, PA detailing their use and interaction in contemporary applications.
Here’s a description by joshuajnoble of thefactoryfactory of his efforts in developing a simple “sandwich” game using Arduino, Processing and a Parallax RFID reader. Interesting for newcomers to the hobby as it illustrates the considerations which go into developing even a simple game using Arduino and Processing.
Implantable RFID chips have been around for years. Since at least 2004 these devices have been capable of including GPS data, and manufacturers have been researching other measurement capabilities. Implantable health sensors may soon be a real option with the launch by PositiveID of its ‘Wireless Body Platform’. Initially the health sensor system was designed […]
Henryk Plötz and Milosch Meriac gave a presentation at the recent 27C3 Chaos Communications Congress in Berlin, Germany, in which they demystified the HID iClass. One of the challenges of breaking iCLASS RFID readers was to extract the firmware and the security keys of RW400 readers without leaving visible traces like breaking the case open. […]
Harald Welte presented at the 27C3 CCC in Berlin, Germany, demonstrating his efforts at reverse engineering the data format of a real-world RFID based debit card system. His efforts focused on the EasyCard system, which is a popular method of cashless payment in Asia. Slides of the presentation are also available.
As you travel this holiday weekend you may notice these IR devices mounted on police vehicles, at turnpike toll plazas and elsewhere along highways. They are designed to automatically read license plate numbers and check them against a database. Here’s an abstract describing how these systems work.
Here’s a project including code developed by Geek Cowboy that combines Arduino, RFID and the X10 controller library for home automation purposes.
If your kids are RFID enabled, here’s a project to give you peace of mind: the Kid-e-log by tronixstuff. Using an Arduino, EEPROM, RFID reader, real time clock chip and LCD readout you can keep electronic tabs on the kids by having them clock in and out of the house with RFID cards. A comprehensive […]
Chris Paget presented a talk at Defcon 18 on RFID and the security implications of long range reading of enhanced driver licenses which have embedded 900 MHz RFID tags. The video is divided into four parts totaling about 45 minutes. In addition to part 1 above, here are links to parts 2-4: Part 2 Part […]
We’re looked at lots of RFID projects, but most don’t disclose the source code. There’s finally an RFID spoofer with source so we can see how the magic works. Via Hack a Day.
If you want some interesting reading after your holiday feast, why not download the US government official smart card handbook? Weighing in at 262 pages this bird is stuffed with info from the basics of smart card and other ID technology to the types of authentication systems used by various agencies.
Romuald writes about our earlier RFID post: I just read the latest post about RFID development. I just let you know that it already exists Free/Libre projects in this area. Proxmark which is a famous tool to sniff, learn, tweak, spoof many kind of RFID. WIP mikeycard which will be a tool useful to clone […]