At the recent GRCon2013, SDR guru Balint Seeber delivered this presentation on using GNU Radio to create new blocks and prototype flowgraphs relating to FasTrak RFID (used in traffic toll collection system), MUltiple SIgnal Classification (MUSIC) Direction Finding, RADAR Detection and Multi-channel Decodings.
In this presentation from the recent Toorcon 15 in San Diego, CA, Michael Ossmann and Kyle Osborn detail their efforts in hacking cellphones via multiplexed USB signals. Manufacturers of mobile devices often multiplex several wired interfaces onto a single connector. Some of these interfaces, probably intended for test and development, are still enabled when the […]
If you see posts relating to USB dongle SDR’s and wonder what everyone’s talking about, this video is for you. In this presentation from last weekend’s Hack3rCon 4 conference in Charleston, WV, Justin Rogosky covers the basics relating to using the familiar RTL-SDR TV tuner dongles to monitor obscure portions of the radio spectrum.
In this presentation from the InfoSec 2013 conference held October 3, 2013 in Louisville, Kentucky, Mehdi Sabraoui discusses the relative insecurity of SCADA network protocols. He covers the Sixnet Tools, taking advantage of a proprietary communication protocol supported by nearly all of Sixnet’s SCADA devices to compromise these devices across a network. Mehdi is a […]
In this talk from the 2013 DEFCON conference, Francis Brown and Bishop Fox provide practical insight into how RFID proximity badge systems work. They highlight the real world difficulties encountered in reading RFID prox cards with conventional readers, and what you’ll need to build out your own RFID physical penetration toolkit. They use an Arduino […]
In this presentation from the iSEC Open Security Forum, September 12, 2013 in Palo Alto, CA, Balint Seeber, Applications Engineer and SDR Evangelist / Ettus Research, provides an introduction on how to analyze and hack RF communications systems using open source software and cheap radio hardware. He describes, “The focus will be on how to […]
In this presentation from the September 29, 2013 session of the Derbycon conference in Louisville, KY, David Schuetz, Senior Consultant with Intrepidus Group, demonstrates the use of the R-Pi as a media center and content server. He devised the project as a way to entertain his children on car trips, now that they’ve graduated from […]
Joe Grand presented on the JTAGulator at this weekend’s Derbycon conference in Louisville, KY. We previously posted about Joe’s JTAGulator, which is an open source tool which assists in identifying on-chip debugging (OCD) and/or programming connections from test points, vias, or component pads on a target piece of hardware. The JTAGulator is available from Parallax […]
In this presentation from the recent Defcon 21 conference, Zoz Brooks provides an overview of the current state of civil driverless vehicles and what hackers or miscreants might do to mess with them. Topics covered include common sensors, decision profiles and their potential failure modes that could be exploited. While many remember Zoz as co-host […]
Arduino co-creator Massimo Banzi has produced a series of video tutorials covering all aspects of the Arduino platform and IDE. These videos were produced in cooperation with RS Components and feature their Arduino Starter Kit (though any compatible Arduino board should work as well.) The introductory video appears above, with the remainder available on their […]
The video entitled DEFCON: The Documentary has been released for download at the DEFCON XXI conference currently underway in Las Vegas, NV. The production by Jason Scott chronicles the first 20 years of the legendary hacker conference. You can obtain your own copy free from the “DEFCON torrent link. For those wishing to purchase a […]
Felix Domke has been working on reverse engineering blackbox devices using the JTAG interface and presented this talk at the 26C3 Chaos Communications Congress conference. JTAG is an industry standard for accessing testmode functionality in almost any complex microchip. While the basics of JTAG are standardized, the exact implementation details are usually undocumented. Nevertheless, JTAG […]
Attention Propellerheads! If you’re looking for something to fill up a lazy Summer day, look no further than the videos from the 2013 Propeller Conference. This con took place in May at the Parallax headquarters in Rocklin, CA, and featured presentations on all things Propeller, including the impending Propeller 2. If the above video leaves […]
Viswa draws our attention to this informative video on ARM Architecture Fundamentals. This presentation is part of the ARM University Program and is taught by Chris Shaw from Cambridge, UK. Via the contact form.
Chris Eagle is a Senior Lecturer of Computer Science at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) in Monterey, CA and worked as a computer engineer/scientist for 28 years. In this video he gives a step by step introduction to the process of software reversing and vulnerability discovery. Chris is a co-author of Gray Hat Hacking and […]
Drone refers us to this short video from NXP on very small pitch parts (0.35mm) and the challenges in mounting them. NXP debuts their new Diamond package which they report is over 25 percent smaller than their XSON package (suffix GN), previously the world’s smallest package. The video point out that this design retains the […]
At the recently concluded TROOPERS13 conference in Heidelberg, Germany, presenters Michael Ossmann and Dominic Spill revealed the details on their Project Daisho, an open source hardware and software project to build a device that can monitor high speed communication links and pass all of the data back to a host system for analysis. They describe, […]
Renaun, evangelist at Adobe, explains how to interface your Arduino with Chrome using the serial API. You can find links to the Chrome Extension and Arduino Sketch Example Files, Chrome Serial API Page and the Brackets Open Source Web Editor at Renaun’s website.
In this talk from DEFCON 20, IT security professional and robotics enthusiast Dave Brown presents his thoughts on the DIY electric car. Dave’s views result from his experience designing and building his “Voltswagon”, a retrofitted 1974 Volkswagen Beetle. The PDF of the presentation slides should be available soon in the DEFCON media archive.
Moog Engineer Rick Shaich discusses the Ladder Filter, the first Voltage Controlled Filter, which is the heart and soul of the Moog modular synthesizers of the 60s, the Legendary Minimoog of the 70’s, and is still the same filter topology used in all Moog Synthesizers to this day. The Ladder Filter creates the massive, thick […]