Pranav Mistry — SixthSense

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SixthSense is a wearable computing device that contains a camera and a projector and allows the wearer to interact with digital objects in a physical way.

I’ve seen this before and regarded it as just another really cool project from MIT. In the video Pranav makes a stunning announcement — that all the SixthSense stuff is going to be opensource!

www.ted.com/talks/pranav_mistry_the_thri…

And a link to his website: www.pranavmistry.com/projects/sixthsense…

Skynet — back to life

Posted by & filed under Linux, Pen Testing, Projects, Security, WiFi.

The other day, I decided to bring my old “Skynet” device back online. The master came right online, but the drone was having some problems. I worked it out, and it’s all working correctly now. w00t. Just waiting on my N-Female to RP-TNC connector and I will be read to rock with the Yagi.

 

kismet_111209

Also, I noticed that Kismet-Newcore is out which has a lot of nice features. There is also a plugin available called “Lorcon” that allows kismet to inject and sniff 802.11 frames. Sweet! I will compile both on the rother when I get time…

coreboot — Free GPL BIOS replaces proprietary BIOS

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Now this is cool… I may have to build a coreboot based box soon.

coreboot (formerly known as LinuxBIOS) is a Free Software project aimed at replacing the proprietary BIOS (firmware) you can find in most of today’s computers. It performs just a little bit of hardware initialization and then executes a so-called payload.

www.coreboot.org

DBAN — Securely Wipe Disk Drives

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DBAN is a means of ensuring due diligence in computer recycling, a way of preventing identity theft if you want to sell a computer, and a good way to totally clean a Microsoft Windows installation of viruses and spyware. DBAN prevents or thoroughly hinders all known techniques of hard disk forensic analysis.

www.dban.org/