Season 9 continues with the results from last weekend’s Crack the Code Challenge as well as a walkthrough on how participants were able to complete the challenge using packet analysis, file reconstruction, stenagrophy and brute force. Plus encrypted USB drives with centralized management and more from the RSA 2011 conference.
Bummed you didn’t get your hands on one of Google’s CR-48 Chrome notebooks? The alternative Instant-On OS Splashtop Linux is now available for download. Splashtop has been previously available as a pre-installed second OS on notebooks from Acer, ASUS, Dell and others. This 1.0 release makes the trim down Linux 2.6 and X11 based OS available to the public.
Samsung has made a ROM based on Android 2.3.2 Gingerbread for the i9000 that just leaked to the net. All of the changes haven’t yet been determined, and if you don’t have an i9000 model, you still have to wait for the update on your Galaxy S devices. I’m looking forward to seeing what the users can do with the ROM now that it’s available.
Sony isn’t taking recent PlayStation3 hacks lightly, as German hacker Graf Chokolo found out when authorities raided his house earlier in the week. In a post on his Hypervisor reverse engineering blog Chokolo wrote “Sony was today at my home with police and got all my stuff and accounts.” Hours later the “Hypervisor Bible” as Chokolo puts it was released. Links have been removed to comply with legal notices, but you know nothing is ever erased from the web.
The Nintendo 3DS has been out for a day in Japan… and it’s already been hacked. The Tech-On! Group has already gotten their hands on the 3DS and torn it apart to look at all the delicious insides, including the 3D display. Along with the hardware, Ayasuke2 on Youtube has already hacked the 3DS to run R4 Cards and play unauthorized Nintendo DS games.
Getting encased in carbonite isn’t exclusive to Han Solo anymore. Attendees at the Tangible, Embedded and Embodied Interactive Conference got to scan themselves in 3D with a hacked Microsoft Kinect and print the resulting STL file using a Stratasys 3D printer.
Crack the Code Challenge
Did you have what it took to compete in our Crack The Code Challenge, brought to you by GoToAssist Express? 6 Hak5 viewers did this Sunday. Mad props go to Netshroud for being the first to crack the code, as well as Jellyfish, Jon, Alex, Leo and Tristan.
A big thanks go out to all that participated, joined the live stream and chat, and of course GoToAssist Express for sponsoring our Hak5 Lab Network. We’ll have details on the next challenge on next weeks show so be sure to tune in.
Cracking the code: PCAP file recovery and stenography
HakTip: Command line packet captures using Tshark
Last week we were asked about command-line packet sniffers and I recommended tcpdump and ngrep for filtering. Steve Z was quick to point out TShark, the command-line counterpart to Wireshark. With rules and filtering built in, it is quickly becoming a favorite for my packet sniffing needs. For example, issuing:
tshark -R “!(udp.port==53) and udp and ip.addr==10.73.31.55″ -i eth0
will show me just UDP packets that aren’t on port 53 to or from the address specified.
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Encrypted USB drives with centralized management
Email: USB Passthrough
Toby writes in:
Now that I’m adhering to the “Trust Your Technolust” way of life, I figure your my best chance for a quality fixâ€¦ I have an issue that I would love to see how you would resolve. I work at a non-profit food producer that provides millions of servings to feeding programs world wide every year. Were running as much open source goodness as we possibly can so that we can direct as much revenue to the feeding programs as possible. I have a VM “When-doze” terminal server running a software package that requires a usb software key. I need a (cheap or free) way (hak or bypass) to overcome the lack of ability to have non-storage USB passthrough
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