Tag Archives: Hacking

iFixit: The Teardown Team

The most important thing that happens when a new iPhone comes out is not the release of the phone, but the disassembly of it. The iPhone teardown, undertaken by third-party teams around the world, provides a roadmap for the life of the iPhone X: Is it repairable? Who made the components inside it? The answers to these questions shift stock markets, electronics design, and consumer experience

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Hacking your Office

You think about securing your laptop, but what about your desk phone, monitor, or printer? In this Motherboard episode, white hat hacker Ang Cui demonstrates hacks on “embedded devices”—objects that contain computing systems but that you wouldn’t necessarily think of as computers. At his office in New York, Cui shows us how he can turn an office phone or printer into a bugging device using a piece of malware he calls “funtenna.” This exploit makes the equipment transmit data over radio frequencies so it can be picked up by an antenna—without the hacker ever having to go near the device. It’s a pretty high-level hack, but as Cui says, if he’s thought of it, you can imagine someone else has

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Hack a Surgical Robot

In the future, your surgeon could be a machine. Teleoperated surgical robots can be controlled from a distance to operate on patients in hard-to-reach places. But as information travels between a human on one side of the world and a robot on the other, it’s vulnerable to attack

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Hacking the Sega Saturn

A detailed look into Dr Abrasive’s lab and what it took to engineer a plug-in-flash-card for the Sega Saturn

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Making the DEF CON 22 Badge

Parallax produced 13,600 conference badges for the DEF CON 22 Conference in Las Vegas. In this short video you can have a look at the production process!

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All The Ways To Hack Your Phone

This is the last episode of this very interesting “hacking” documentary of Motherboard. For the video description: “Over the course of our “Phreaked Out” series, we’ve seen how devices such as urban control systems, moving vehicles, and smartphones are not impervious to hacks when connected to a network—cellular or wi-fi. In our third and final episode,we check out a slate of real-time phone hacks to tackle the question of mobile phone security”

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Novena! The open source computing platform

The open source hardware/software community is growing over the last couple of years and is growing fast! We have watch all king of stuffs going open source and evolving to amazing things, with the power of the community of passionate people! Now, we have the open source computing platform that goes with the name Novena (I think is named after a bus stop of Singapore).

One of the designers, Andrew Huang, or just “bunnie” is writing on the crowd funding page: “Novena is a 1.2GHz, Freescale quad-core ARM architecture computer closely coupled with a Xilinx FPGA. It’s designed for users who care about open source, and/or want to modify and extend their hardware: all the documentation for the PCBs is open and free to download, the entire OS is buildable from source, and it comes with a variety of features that facilitate rapid prototyping”.

Please, support the project…

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Apple: Mac – Thirty years of innovation

“Thirty years ago, the Mac put the power of technology in everyone’s hands, launching a generation of innovators who continue to change the world. This video celebrates some of those pioneers and the incredible impact they’ve made”

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How YouTube Works

Probably you have already spend multiple hours watching videos on YouTube. But do you know how this internet service actually works? Do you know for example that the little spinning wheel at the beginning of every video is a small gif picture that on the background is trying to figure out connection speeds and best server-client transmission methodology? This video will explain a lot to you and probably it will give you a few a-ha moments. By the way, have a look at the Computerphile channel. Lots of amazing videos on IT technology like this one.

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PlayStation 4: Unboxing and Teardown

This is a video from Wired and its all about the PlayStation 4. The latest game console from Sony, in the effort to reclaim its spot at the top of the home gaming world. Sony engineering director Yasuhiro Ootori tears down the PS4 after a quick unboxing. Wired’s author says: “The system is designed under the leadership of Mark Cerny — an American software designer — the PS4 is a machine that is simple yet powerful. The idea was to make it as easy as possible for developers to build games to rival anything on the market. The key to this philosophy is the main processor, which combines a CPU, the brains of a computer, with a GPU, which typically handles graphics. In the teardown, you can see this chip, but also the 8GB of GDDR5 memory, the optical drive, the heat pipes, the centrifugal fan, and whatever else you wanna geek-out on”

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