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Raspberry Pi 3 — New $35 MicroComputer with Built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth

Raspberry Pi 3 — New $35 MicroComputer with Built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth

February 29, 2016Swati Khandelwal
While celebrating its computer's fourth birthday, the Raspberry Pi Foundation has launched a brand new Raspberry Pi today. Great news for all Micro-computing fans – A new, powerful Raspberry Pi 3 Model B in town. Months after introducing just $5 Raspberry Pi Zero , Raspberry Pi Foundation has introduced its third major version of the Raspberry Pi, the successor of the Raspberry Pi 2 that was launched back in February last year. The Raspberry Pi is a highly simple computer that looks and feels very basic, but could be built into a number of geeky projects. Due to its low-cost appeal, the Raspberry Pi has become the most popular computer yet with 8 Million units already sold. Raspberry Pi 3 — Built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Although previous versions of Raspberry Pi needed USB adapters to get Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, credit card-sized Raspberry Pi 3 Model B has built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity. The new version of the Pi supports 802.11n
RollJam — $30 Device That Unlocks Almost Any Car And Garage Door

RollJam — $30 Device That Unlocks Almost Any Car And Garage Door

August 08, 2015Khyati Jain
We have talked a lot about car hacking. Recently researchers even demonstrated how hackers can remotely hijack Jeep Cherokee to control its steering, brakes and transmission. Now, researchers have discovered another type of car hack that can be used to unlock almost every car or garage door. You only need two radios, a microcontroller and a battery, costing barely under $30, to devise what's called RollJam capable to unlock any car or garage at the click of a button, making auto hacking cars so simple that anyone can do it. The recent hack takes advantage of the same vulnerable wireless unlocking technology that is being used by the majority of cars manufacturers. These wireless unlocking systems are Keyless entry systems that enable the car owner to unlock his car just by pressing a button sitting at his workplace remotely ( within a range of 20 metres ). What RollJam does and How? RollJam steals the secret codes, called Rolling Code, that is gene
Firmware vulnerability allows man-in-the-middle attack using SD Memory cards

Firmware vulnerability allows man-in-the-middle attack using SD Memory cards

January 02, 2014Anonymous
How is it possible to exploit SD Card, USB stick and other mobile devices for hacking? Another interesting hack was presented at the Chaos Computer Congress (30C3), in Hamburg, Germany. The researchers demonstrated how it is possible to hack the microcontroller inside every SD and MicroSD flash cards that allow arbitrary code execution and can be used to perform a man in the middle attack . The Hardware Hackers  Andrew " bunnie " Huang and Sean "xobs"  described the exploitation method on their blog post ," it also enables the possibility for hardware enthusiasts to gain access to a very cheap and ubiquitous source of microcontrollers. " It seems that to reduce SD cards price and increase their storage capability, engineers have to consider a form of internal entropy that could affect data integrity on every Flash drive. Almost every NAND flash memory is affected by defects and presents problems like electron leakage between adjacent cells. " Flash memory is really
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