Category Archives: wireless

Garage door signal hacking using RTL-SDR and TI Chronos watch

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Students Ido Livneh and Gil Freidlin from Tel Aviv University have been experimenting with garage door opener signals using the TI Chronos watch and RTL-SDR dongle. Their technique involves using the SDR along with HDSDR software to acquire and record … 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

Dissertation: security analysis of contactless payment cards

Here’s an interesting academic document we found related to hardware hacking. In this published doctoral dissertation, Timo Kasper from the Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany, presents in detail his efforts in analyzing the security of Mifare smart cards. “The tools are first … Read more

BLE fun with Ubertooth: sniffing Bluetooth Smart and cracking its crypto

Mike Ryan writes about his latest efforts in BLE hacking. Hot on the heels of Omri Iluz’s BLE-sniffer-on-the-cheap, I decided to write up the BLE sniffer I built on Ubertooth. My sniffer highly robust, can capture data from connections, and … Read more

Online tool and AT commands for M2M modules

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Surya writes with this reference to a guide for a tool an Online AT Command Tester for use with an attached wireless/cellular module. This topic refers to Machine to Machine (M2M) device communications which take AT commands over serial connections. … Read more