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18
2016
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11
2015
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Modify a Motorola Android Moto E phone to run SnoopSnitch

Modify a Motorola Android Moto E phone to run SnoopSnitch

https://people.torproject.org/~ioerror/skunkworks/moto_e/

 

 

Written by owner in: 3G,4G,Bluetooth |
Jun
19
2013
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Prism Break – Free yourself from the NSA. Really?

Lots in the news last week about how the NSA & GCHQ spy on us.

This won’t come as a great surprise to anyone who’s read The Puzzle Palace, or The Shadow Factory by James Bamford.

Even Peter Wright’s Spycatcher, from 1987, talks about his time in MI5 burgling and bugging his way around London.

The only thing that’s a real revelation here is that they’d now like to legitimise this activity. Presumably making it acceptable as evidence of your wrong-doing, where previously it would have been evidence obtained illegally.

Of course, being able to hoover everything up automatically from internet backbones is the massive difference between now, and ten to twenty years ago. There are US nuclear submarines with optic fibre cable splicing capabilities, and anything that passes through a satellite is fair game too.

It’s been alleged that, up to now the illegal spying on UK citizens has been carried out by the NSA, because it would be illegal for GCHQ to do it without a court warrant. Once again, just because it becomes technical possible to do something, doesn’t mean you actually have to go ahead and do it. (but they always do!)

One point not mentioned much in last weeks news coverage is that these data warehouses are paid for with our tax dollars/pounds. Personally, I’d like to see a few more teachers & nurses employed by the state, with my tax contributions. In the same week the UK government are talking about reducing the number of school classroom assistants.

If you want to mark yourself out as unusual by moving your data out of the cloud, then the http://prism-break.org/ is worth a look.

Written by owner in: 3G,Bluetooth,DECT,General |
Apr
20
2013
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Mar
12
2013
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RTL SDR Software Defined Radio running on Android phones and tablets with Ice Cream Sandwich

RTL SDR Software Defined Radio running on Android phones and tablets running Ice Cream Sandwich.

photo of nexus 7 tablet running sdr touch radio software

Take a phone or tablet running Android Ice Cream Sandwich, a USB cable wired for OTG, and a $20 USB TV Stick, and you have a touch screen radio scanner capable of tuning anywhere from 52-2200Mhz.

From their website:

“Turns your mobile phone or tablet into a cheap and portable software defined radio scanner. Allows you to listen to live on air FM radio stations, weather reports, police, fire department and emergency stations, taxi traffic, airplane communications, audio of analogue TV broadcasts, HAM radio amateurs, digital broadcasts and many more! Depending on the hardware used, its radio frequency coverage could span between 50 MHz and 2.2 GHz. It currently demodulates WFM, AM, NFM, USB, LSB, DSB, CWU and CLW signals.

You can get a compatible USB receiver for under $20 online from eBay. Just plug in your rtl-sdr compatible USB DVB-T tuner into your Android device using a USB OTG Cable and turn on SDR Touch. For list of supported Realtek RTL2832U based dongles, please see the end of the description. Those features are supported via a driver that you will need to download from Google Play.”

http://sdr.martinmarinov.info/

Written by owner in: 3G,4G,Bluetooth,DECT,GPS,GSM,Tetra,WiFi |
Sep
28
2012
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weak magnetic fields alter number of chromosomes in cancer cells research

Weak magnetic fields alter number of chromosomes in cancer cells research.

This is really interesting

Research that’s easy to replicate elsewhere, or not, that could change the game forever…

Written by owner in: 3G,Bluetooth,DECT,GPS,GSM,WiFi |
Jun
12
2011
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Ubertooth Bluetooth Sniffer now available to buy

Ubertooth – Bluetooth sniffing for under £100.

A Youtube presentation by the developer, Michael Ossmann.

Until now, sniffing and injecting packets into Bluetooth communication hasn’t been possible for the man in the street. Commercial Bluetooth packet sniffers cost $10,000 and were typically only bought by large companies for troubleshooting their own products. The firmware in a standard Bluetooth dongle doesn’t allow you to grab hold of the radio, in the way you can with a WiFi card.

The Ubertooth USB dongle will change this for under £100.

The Ubertooth device grabs a chunk of 2.4GHz spectrum and your PC processes it. Makes passive detection of Bluetooth devices possible without shelling out £1000 for a USRP. It will be possible to predict Bluetooth hopping pattern. It will also be possible to do man-in-the-middle attacks using two Ubertooths. The hardware is capable of both these things, but the software hasn’t been written yet. Be patient.

UK Buyers can pre-order from RFIDIOt.org.
US buyers can pre-order from HakShop

Ubertooth running a 2.4GHz Spectrum Analyser.

I just tested my own Ubertooth on Friday night. I’m running a standard PC with Ubuntu 10.10 installed. If you follow the guide by HarvestGardener (link below) you’ll have your Ubertooth tested in around 15 minutes:

www.backtrack-linux.org/forums/backtrack-5-how-tos/41552-installing-ubertooth-one-bt5.html

There is one typo in the guide mentioned above, line that reads:
tar xvf libbtb.0.5.tgz
should actually read:
tar xvf libbtbb.0.5.tgz

Useful links:
https://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/ubertooth-general
http://ossmann.blogspot.com/
http://ubertooth.sourceforge.net/

Written by owner in: Bluetooth |
Apr
19
2011
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Interesting new products: Ubertooth, Funcube Dongle Pro and Sparkfun IOIO for Android.

Ubertooth, Funcube Dongle Pro and Sparkfun IOIO for Android.

Three brand new innovative products, all coming out around the same time. All in limited supply, and all completely brilliant!

 

Ubertooth – Bluetooth sniffing for under £100.



Until now sniffing and injecting packets into Bluetooth communication hasn’t been possible for the man in the street.

The Ubertooth USB dongle will change this for under £100.

The USB adapter just grabs a chunk of 2.4GHz spectrum and your PC processes it. Makes passive detection of Bluetooth devices possible without shelling out £1000 for a USRP. It will be possible to predict Bluetooth hopping pattern. It will also be possible to do man-in-the-middle attacks using two Ubertooths.

UK Buyers can pre-order from RFIDIOt.org. US buyers can pre-order from HakShop

 

FUNcube Dongle Pro – all frequency audio scanner for under £100.


 

Another USB dongle featuring three SMD chips to perform a custom task. This dongle is very different from the Ubertooth, but in some ways more amazing.

It can grab up to a 80KHz chunk of radio spectrum from anywhere between 64MHz and 1700MHz (although there is a dead spot between 1100MHz and 1270MHz). It will basically do most things your fancy-pants £1000+ standalone radio scanner will do, for just £100. Basically good for speech & data, but not really video. Works with Windows. Mac OSX & Linux. Appears to PC as a USB audio device & a HID device. Plenty of open source software available to drive it. Interestingly the FUNcube Pro is mentioned on the Osmocom Tetra page.

The only downside is that each batch the designer has made are currently selling out in 2 minutes, when he releases them. Find out more at FUNcube Dongle

 

Sparkfun IOIO for Android – attach anything to your Android smartphone for under £50.

A really simple way to attach almost any electronic component to your Android Smartphone or Tablet. Thousands of uses will be found. Things will be invented!

This board consists of a USB to Everything adapter & a library of script & device drivers (a bit like an Arduino sketch but in Java). All the computing power & sensors in your Android smartphone available to motors, LEDs, weather stations, robots, PIRs, analog sensors, digital sensors. Just imagine the possibilities. Runs on Android 1.5 & up, so even all those sub-£50 used Android phones will work with it.

www.SparkFun.com

Written by owner in: 3G,Bluetooth,GPS,GSM,Tetra,Uncategorized,WiFi |
Dec
05
2010
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Cracking The Key to Car Immobilisers

Interesting article in New Scientist this week. Karsten Nohl has assessed various manufacturers keyfob immobilisers and concluded that most of the older 40 & 48 bit AES systems are now hackable. Last year he took 6 hours to discover the algorithm used to create the encryption key in a Hitag 2 system. Armed with that algorithm he could in theory unlock any car using NXP Semiconductors Hitag 2 system – according to New Scientist.

Security professionals now believe a move to 128 bit immobilisers is the way forward. Both Texas Instruments & NXP now offer 128 bit AES systems – which would take so long to crack that it’s not worth even trying. Apparently, the car manufacturers don’t see the urgency to switch. They point out that any car can still be removed by a thief using a flat-bed truck & a GPS/GSM radio jammer.

We’ve written previously about crimes here in the UK, involving the theft of laptops & phone from cars by thieves using jammers to stop the owners locking their car doors using the immobiliser keyfobs. Now, in theory at least, they can take your car too.

Written by owner in: 3G,Bluetooth,GSM |
Mar
29
2010
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Microsoft Wireless Keyboards Hacked, Now Insecure.

Security researchers unveiled a $100 hardware & software package capable of reading traffic from the wireless data stream generated by Nordic Semiconductor chipset devices. This chipset is used by Microsoft’s wireless keyboards and they are now believed to be vulnerable to attack.

No need to go inside a building to plant an old fashioned keylogger, just point a yagi antenna at the building you’re interested in. If our own experience with low-power Bluetooth devices is anything to go by, then you could easily be reading keystrokes from several hundred metres away with the right directional antenna.

It’s thought that Logitech keyboards are safe for now as they use AES encryption. The Microsoft keyboards use a simpler XOR encryption scheme. You should also be wary of those cheap £20 wireless keyboard and mouse packs too.

The project has been christened ‘Keykeriki’, apparently it’s German for ‘Cock-a-Doodle-Do’.

There’s talk of a software version for owners of the USRP. Otherwise circuit diagrams and download firmware are available from the links below.

http://www.remote-exploit.org/?page_id=187

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/03/26/open_source_wireless_sniffer/

http://www.remote-exploit.org/

https://www.dreamlab.net/files/press/Dreamlab-Technologies_Pressrelease_Wireless-Keyboard_en.pdf

Written by owner in: Bluetooth,General,WiFi |

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