29C3: Travis Goodspeed – writing a thumbdrive from scratch

In this presentation from the recent 29C3 conference, Travis Goodspeed provides an interesting explanation of his from scratch implementation of a USB Mass Storage disk in user-land Python for the Facedancer board. . He also covers aspects of antiforensics are they relate to thumbdrives. His demo show how a thumbdrive’s own firmware can recognize and […]

29C3 – Further hacks on the Calypso platform

In this presentation from the just concluded 29C3 conference in Hamburg, Germany, speaker Sylvain Munaut explains how to turn a cellphone into a BTS. The Calypso baseband and its companion chips are used on the Motorola C123 among other and are now well known for being supported by the Osmocom-BB open source GSM baseband implementation. […]

29C3: Safecast – DIY radiation monitoring project

In this presentation from the ongoing 29C3 Chaos Communications Conference in Hamburg, Germany, Sean Bonner shares his experiences overcoming technical and bureaucratic obstacles while attempting radiation monitoring in the wake of the March, 2012 Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear power plant disaster. His observations led to the development of the Safecast DIY radiation monitoring device. The project’s […]

29C3 Chaos Communication Congress video stream

The 29C3 Chaos Communications Congress is in full swing. The annual conference, held this year from December 27 through 30 at the CCH Congress Center Hamburg, Germany, attracts thousands of hackers from around the world and focuses on “technology, society and utopia”. For those unable to make it this year, the CCC crew is making […]