Category Archives: Android

Hacking Android on the UDOO board (for SATA and S/PDIF)

Computer engineer Primiano Tucci has been experimenting with Android on the UDOO board. I recently came in possession of a UDOO Quad board. The hardware onboard is pretty powerful compared to many other competitor boards. Unfortunately, however, the software support … Read more

Monitoring Android traffic with Wireshark

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 … Read more

Hack adds Bluetooth control to old iPod using Android and Arduino

The crew at Erroneous Data presents this tutorial detailing how to wirelessly control an old iPod music player with you Android device. Using only an Arduino, an HC-05 Bluetooth module and a few resistors they show how to build your … Read more

Tutorial: Android and Bluetooth

Luca Dentella has published the last part of his tutorial explaining how to develop Android applications that “talk” with embedded devices using Bluetooth. The tutorial covers basic tasks like enabling/disabling the phone’s Bluetooth adapter to advanced ones like using separate … Read more

30C3 Video: Hardware attacks, advanced ARM exploitation, and Android hacking

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Stephen A. Ridley gave this presentation at the recently concluded Chaos Communications Conference (30C3) in Hamburg, Germany. He outlines his recent research into practical ARM exploitation on Linux and Android (for embedded applications and mobile devices). He demonstrates these techniques … Read more

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Android privacy controls appear, disappear in 4.3 – 4.4 transition

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Apparently what “the Google” gives, “the Google” can take away. Recently Android was being lauded for adding additional privacy controls to Android 4.3+, allowing users to install apps while denying some of the apps’ attempts to collect the user’s data. … Read more

Ford Mustang haptic feedback shift knob using OpenXC

The Haptic Feedback Shift Knob is a replacement for a manual transmission shift knob that adds haptic and visual feedback to help drivers shift appropriately. An Android application monitors the vehicle’s speed, RPM and accelerator pedal position. Based on this … Read more