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DIY aerial drone spoofs cell towers, hacks wifi + Bluetooth

Friday, August 5th, 2011

You've probably seen aerial surveillance drones. You also probably know that GSM towers can be spoofed to fool unsuspecting users into connecting and having their phone security compromised. Well at this year's Blackhat conference recently held in Las Vegas, security researchers Mike Tassey and Richard Perkins demoed their Wi-Fi Aerial...

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Posted in conferences, demonstrations, hacks, security, wireless | 1 Comment »

FBI analyzes new gadgets for surveillance potential

Friday, July 29th, 2011

If you look with a suspicious eye at new technology, wondering whether that new phone or gadget has the potential to intrude on your privacy, you're not alone. According to this 84 page FBI Tech Newsletter, the Bureau has been paying attention to emerging computer and telecommunications technologies and assessing...

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Hacking police car live video cams

Saturday, May 14th, 2011

Today embedded systems are proliferating in business and government enterprises. One growing trend is to embed live video cameras in police vehicles, so that command headquarters can have a real time view of what's going on in and around police cruisers. Here's a white paper by digitamunition describing how a...

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Posted in documentation, hacks, News | 3 Comments »

Open source program reveals iPhone tracker data

Monday, May 2nd, 2011

Reportedly since the release of iOS4 Apple has had software on iPhones allowing their location to be tracked and logged for statistical purposes. Here's an open-source application that maps the information that your iPhone is recording about your movements. It doesn't record anything itself, it only displays files that are...

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Posted in hacks, News, tools | 2 Comments »

How cops hack your cellphone in 90 seconds

Sunday, April 24th, 2011

You may have seen reports in the media recently, such as this MSNBC report highlighting the practice by police of extracting data from the cellphones of innocent civilians. While we're not going to discuss the political or legal aspects of this practice, from a hacker perspective it's interesting to know...

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Posted in data transfer, documentation, News, tools | 5 Comments »

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