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November 22, 2016

Poison Tap

at 10:18 pm. Filed under Complex Hacks, Computer Hacks, Educational

 

Samy Kamkar had built a device that is called Poison Tap. It is a Raspberry Pi Zero which plugs into the victims USB port. The device that looks like an Ethernet connection, your computer inherently trusts this connection and this is where the exploit starts.

  • emulates an Ethernet device over USB (or Thunderbolt)
  • hijacks all Internet traffic from the machine (despite being a low priority/unknown network interface)
  • siphons and stores HTTP cookies and sessions from the web browser for the Alexa top 1,000,000 websites
  • exposes the internal router to the attacker, making it accessible remotely via outbound WebSocket and DNS rebinding (thanks Matt Austin for rebinding idea!)
  • installs a persistent web-based backdoor in HTTP cache for hundreds of thousands of domains and common Javascript CDN URLs, all with access to the user’s cookies via cache poisoning
  • allows attacker to remotely force the user to make HTTP requests and proxy back responses (GET & POSTs) with the user’s cookies on any backdoored domain
  • does not require the machine to be unlocked
  • backdoors and remote access persist even after device is removed and attacker sashays away

 

 

 

 

 


November 19, 2016

Vintage Camera Raspberry Pi Hack

at 9:41 am. Filed under Cool Gadgets, DIY Hacks, Electronic Hacks

 

Tinkernut took a vintage camera and smoshed it together with some mini technology to re purpose it. A Raspberry Pi, camera module, WIFI module and screen is used as the wireless camera. The completed system sends each captured picture to the cloud. The code is very basic but turns this device into a robust IOT device that is fully functional.

 


November 18, 2016

How does Fusion Energy Work

at 9:08 pm. Filed under Educational

 

Kurzgesagt has released a great video that explains Fusion Energy.  At this time Fusion Energy is not practicable as an energy source but after Elon Musk is done with kitting out the Gigafactory he has the deep enough pockets that could toy with Fusion Energy.

“Fusion power is energy generated by nuclear fusion. Fusion reactions fuse two lighter atomic nuclei to form a heavier nucleus. It is a major area of plasma physics research that attempts to harness such reactions as a source of large scale sustainable energy. Fusion reactions are how stars transmute matter into energy.

In most large scale commercial programs, heat from neutron scattering in a controlled reaction is used to operate a steam turbine that drives electric generators. Many fusion concepts are under investigation. The current leading designs are the tokamak and inertial confinement by laser. As of January 2016, these technologies were not viable, as they cannot produce more energy than is required to initiate and sustain a fusion reaction.”

 

 

 

 


November 14, 2016

Wrap Around Immersive Gaming Screens

at 11:10 pm. Filed under Cool Gadgets

 

If you are looking for a better experience when playing your video games a wrap around screen would kick things up a notch. Have a look at some of these screen ideas.

 

 

 

 

 

 

November 7, 2016

Amazon Echo Hacked Into Billy Bass Fish

at 11:44 pm. Filed under Cool Gadgets

 

Amazon Echo seems to be all the rage these days. What is even better than a quick answer from a sleek looking black box? Having a Billy Bass Fish speak it to you! Brian Kane hacked this up as a cool demo. There is currently no information on how it was built so for now you can just use this as inspiration!

Via: The Verge

 

 

 

 


November 4, 2016

Spontaneous Pop-up Display – Collapsible Display

at 12:18 pm. Filed under Cool Gadgets

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If you are looking for a display on the go this new Kickstarter will be of interest to you. It is an interesting collapsible display that uses a short through high power DLP projector to get the job done. It has already tipped so this will become reality. Until a paper think color roll up display is available this will be the next best thing.

“SPUD is the only high resolution, 24-inch display with the awesome benefit of ultra-portability. It collapses just like a ruggedized umbrella to the size and weight of a paperback book – making it ideal for anyone on the go.

When expanded, SPUD uses custom optics combined with the latest DLP technology to produce the sharp, bright image that you need. Either with an HDMI cable or wireless adapter, SPUD can be connected to a smartphone, tablet, or laptop – no matter where you are!”

 

 

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October 31, 2016

Yamaha AV Receiver Teardown and Troubleshooting

at 9:22 pm. Filed under Electronic Hacks

 

 

The Post Apocalyptic Inventor got his hands on some cheap Yamaha audio gear. He took apart the receiver with the hopes to troubleshoot and repair the unit. Unfortunately a cap had spilled it’s guts and leaked all over the PCB corroding it very badly. It would be possible to repair but it would take a long time. If that wasn’t bad enough many of the main high power (expensive) parts were also damaged.

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