May 2007

Mobile Phone Bluetooth Security Reference in The Simpsons

In Episode 21 in Season 18 (about 15 minutes into the show) Bart asks Lisa if he is on a secure line (24 reference), Lisa answers you are on a Bluetooth cellphone the most vulnerable device known to man.

This is way cool!

Thanks to Erik for pointing it out!

Thanks to Collin for pointing it out! 😉

Hackers on a Plane For those with enough leave days left and 1337 EUR/$ in the pocket: Hackers on a Plane brings you to the probably two most important hacker events in 2007: DefCon in Las Vegas and CCCamp2007 at the Finow airport near Berlin. This travel is brought to you by the Hacker Foundation. 😉

Yesterday my OpenPCD did arrive.


OpenPCD is a free hardware design for Proximity Coupling Devices (PCD) based on 13,56MHz communication. This device is able to screen informations from Proximity Integrated Circuit Cards (PICC) conforming to vendor-independent standards such as ISO 14443, ISO 15693 as well as proprietary protocols such as Mifare Classic. Contactless cards like these are for example used in the new electronic passports.
The intention of the OpenPCD project is to offer the users full hardware control of the RFID signal and to provide different output signals for screening the communication. With already existing Free Software from the OpenMRTD project for implementing the PCD side protocol stack of various RFID protocols, this project will happily extend the free toolchain around RFID verification.

Hopefully I will have some time next week to take a close look.

Bluetooth Class of Device/Service (CoD) Generator

Collin Mulliner did already present an attack on Bluetooth based HID devices. Luis Miras recently presented a similar attack on regular RF HID devices at CanSecWest. The hardware part is pretty interesting, check out the slides!