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Monthly Archives: August 2012

Winning the Decode This! puzzle at Black Hat

Posted: August 17, 2012 – 10:44 am | Author: | Filed under: Conferences, Cryptography, Fun and Games

Last year, I had a great time trying to solve the Fidelis Security Systems‘ Decode This! puzzle at Black Hat. But I wasn’t fast enough to win. This year, I resolved to not make the same mistakes. And in the end, it paid off! Much like last year’s puzzle, this one involved a block of […]

Raspberry PI: Wheezy And Her Non-Non-Executable Stack (nnx)

Posted: August 8, 2012 – 5:13 pm | Author: | Filed under: ARM, Raspberry Pi

A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to score a Raspberry Pi from bNull. This awesome little device seemed to be the hottest new gadget to add to the haxoring desk. After I reviewed the specs, it’s not hard to see why. The RPi is quite a versatile piece of hardware. A quick check with Google uncovered scores […]

Fun With The DefCon 20 Ninja Badge

Posted: August 6, 2012 – 11:09 am | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized

This year marked the 20th anniversary of the DefCon conference. Each year at DefCon, there’s a mad dash from attendees to try to gain access to what many perceive to be the best party during the con. The party is hosted by a group of folks known as Ninja Networks, and for the past 3 years, access to the […]

The Cloud Comes to Your NFC Wallet

Posted: August 6, 2012 – 10:58 am | Author: | Filed under: android, NFC, RFID

This week, Google released a new “cloud” based wallet. We had some difficulty getting a device which actually *supported* this wallet, and in the end used Cyanogenmod 9 on a Nexus S 4G from Sprint and installed Google Wallet from the market. We were pretty curious what could possibly be cloud-based about a mobile wallet […]

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