The buzz about Apple TV remains strong, especially with new hacks and plugins. The most recent is an RSS reader plugin which is fully functioning with RSS1.x and 2.x. You can grab this plugin from the folks who cranked it out, twenty08. Only downer is the lack of support from ATOM feeds, but that group is a minority these days.Continue Reading
I read an interesting report from Dark Reading today regarding hacking Bluetooth and how USB can play a roll. (Not that hacking for the dark force is anything cool) You don’t hear much about Bluetooth hacks because the tools needed (sniffers) start at about 10Grand.
A couple of security engineers where able to use a Cambridge Silicon Radio chip-based USB dongle, some flash memory and Bluetooth 2.x technology and some code hacked from a commercial Bluetooth sniffer to hack into a device’s communication via the Bluetooth signal.
There was no specific USB hack How-To information but the point is that if a simple USB dongle can be construed to do Bluetooth hacking then security risks for not only communication but device control could become a huge big problem.Continue Reading
Another Update: Use external drive via USB for unlimited storage!
Update: The guys at AwkwardTV.org have been very busy. Here are some quick links to their wiki site with some great AppleTV hacks.
- The full deal on How To Boot AppleTV from USB
- Backup your original Hard Drive Save a bit perfect image before you play
- Prepare a Hard Drive for use in the AppleTV
- Enable SSH Without Opening the Apple TV (work still in progress)
- Enable Remote Desktop (VNC)
- How To Enable Mouse (Cursor) on the AppleTV
The full wiki is here. None of this could be done without the hard work of Ozy and his clan at AwkwardTV.org
Ozy from AwkwardTV.org figured out how to write a bootstrap from USB so that he can now start to hack AppleTV without opening the box. Here is a showcase of the USB boot.
If you’re interested in more details on this hack and others, visit AwkwardTV.org for updates.Continue Reading
Revo put some sex drive into their USB flash. Turning the tables, Revo incorporates a collection of sexy pictures as your encryption technology. Simply place these erotic pictures in correct order and…your IN. Not only does this make security fun for the owner, but equally as fun for the hacker.
The USB Sex Drive Runs about $35.Continue Reading
My buddy purchased a Zune a couple days ago and learned it didn’t work with his Windows Vista. He did figure out how to run the Zune on Windows Vista. A little digging around he came up with the following article, thought to pass it along.
There are 10 steps to this process and please don’t plug in your Zune until prompted to by the Zune software.
So here’s a poor mans USB hack to secure your network from unscrupulous characters downloading company secrets via USB.
In Windows XP SP2 and Vista you can disable writing to USB devices altogether by implementing a simple registry hack.
**Note: I inserted a break after …Set\< br>Control… to fit into post page.
Once done, reboot and you’re set. Make sure others don’t have Administrative rights, otherwise they could easily set things back. Here is the Vista error message upon copy attempt:
There is an auto executable download available to disable writing to USB drives without searching for the registry area yourself. If interested in this USB hack, then jump over to How-To-Geek and snag it.Continue Reading