Pre-Installed Password Manager On Windows 10 Lets Hackers Steal All Your Passwords

If you are running Windows 10 on your PC, then there are chances that your computer contains a pre-installed 3rd-party password manager app that lets attackers steal all your credentials remotely. Starting from Windows 10 Anniversary Update (Version 1607), Microsoft added a new feature called Content Delivery Manager that silently installs new “suggested apps” without asking for users’ Source: Hackernews Continue reading Pre-Installed Password Manager On Windows 10 Lets Hackers Steal All Your Passwords

The Force Is Strong with This RGB Lightsaber

If you can’t get into the premiere of Star Wars Episode VIII, with this hack from MadGyver you can make up your own alternative version, amusing cats and destroying light fixtures to your heart’s content. This DIY saber turns on with a satisfying sound, light extending from the base as you’d expect. It then emits a humming sound when held still, whooshes when swung, and even crackles upon impact.Physically, the device is built with a “blade” made out of a light-diffusing polycarbonate cylinder, inside of which a pair of WS2812 LED strips is attached back-to-back. This allows it to emit light … Continue reading The Force Is Strong with This RGB Lightsaber

nōmad Lets You Travel Without Sacrificing Personal Security

Travel is great, but it certainly comes with some risks. Maybe you booked a hotel online in a city you’re unfamiliar with, or you’re concerned about the security at the Airbnb you rented. Whatever the case, it can be unnerving staying somewhere without a security system like you’d install at home.But now you can bring that security system on the road with nōmad. nōmad is a modular and portable device that’s designed to provide the features of a permanently installed security system. It consists of a base unit that contains an HD camera, motion sensor, and cellular connectivity, along with multiple … Continue reading nōmad Lets You Travel Without Sacrificing Personal Security

The XTRX: An Embedded SDR

Most people getting started with Software Defined Radios (SDRs) will pick up a cheap RTL2832U and R820T2 based RTL-SDR USB stick on Amazon for under $20. There are literally dozens of free and open-source software packages that support these ubiquitous cheap radios sticks making SDRs more accessible than they’ve ever been before.The Fairwaves XTRX, now raising on Crowd Supply, is not one of these sticks. It’s something rather different because, as the creators put it “…if you’ve never used an SDR before, XTRX might be a bit overwhelming for you.”https://medium.com/media/5d8c8e611278f8b2993ad6ed57e2b78c/hrefThe XTRX is a compact Mini PCIe card SDR based around the Lime … Continue reading The XTRX: An Embedded SDR

The Tomu: An Arm Microcontroller That Fits in Your USB Port

There are a fair number of USB stick computers on the market, ranging from fairly cheap to rather expensive. It’s even possible to turn a Raspberry Pi Zero into one using a Zero Stem shim.However, I was rather intrigued when I recently ran across the Tomu. The difference between the Tomu and most other USB stick computers I’ve come across? It’s so small it fits entirely inside your computer’s USB port.The Tomu, top (left) and bottom (right) next to a US penny. (📷: Tim Ansell)The board is based around Silicon Labs “Happy Gecko” EFM32HG309 Arm Cortex-M0+ microcontroller running at 25MHz, with 8 kb … Continue reading The Tomu: An Arm Microcontroller That Fits in Your USB Port

First Thoughts on the Renegade ARM

There really is no question that the Raspberry Pi form factor has become a de facto standard for the single-board computer market. In recent months, we’ve seen big commercial manufacturers like ASUS with their Tinker Board, as well as smaller manufacturers like Pine64 with their ROCK64, FriendlyARM with the NanoPi K2, and even hobby projects like the Z-Berry, duplicate the form factor.In the past, Libre Computer have also used the same form-factor for their “Le Potato” and Tritium boards which raised on Kickstarter. Now Libre is back with another board, this time on Indiegogo, called the Renegade.The Renegade. (📷: Libre Computer)The … Continue reading First Thoughts on the Renegade ARM

TRITON Malware Targeting Critical Infrastructure Could Cause Physical Damage

Security researchers have uncovered another nasty piece of malware designed specifically to target industrial control systems (ICS) with a potential to cause health and life-threatening accidents. Dubbed Triton, also known as Trisis, the ICS malware has been designed to target Triconex Safety Instrumented System (SIS) controllers made by Schneider Electric—an autonomous control system that Source: Hackernews Continue reading TRITON Malware Targeting Critical Infrastructure Could Cause Physical Damage

FCC Just Killed Net Neutrality—What Does This Mean? What Next?

Net neutrality is DEAD—5 out of 3 federal regulators have voted Thursday to hand control of the future of the Internet to cable and telecommunication companies, giving them powers to speed up service for websites they favor or slow down others. As proposed this summer, the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has rolled back Net Neutrality rules that require Internet Service Providers Source: Hackernews Continue reading FCC Just Killed Net Neutrality—What Does This Mean? What Next?

DIY Automatic Trash Bin

If you have a trash can out in the open, there’s a good chance that it also has a lid in order to hide whatever sight or smell resides inside. Unfortunately, this also means that you need to open it to throw refuse in, wasting precious seconds of your time every day, as well as causing your hand to come in contact with the grimy lid.To solve this first world problem, hacker “MadGyver” came up with a solution using a micro servo to open the top, via a clever linkage made with a food can. To open it, a person rests … Continue reading DIY Automatic Trash Bin