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Hardware Hacking

Hacking Canon Point-and-Shoot Cameras 242

Posted by kdawson
from the now-don't-brick-it dept.
Pig Hogger writes "If you're stuck with a cheap Canon point-and-shoot camera and have feature envy over the neighbor's sophisticated latest model, fret not! According to this LifeHacker article, the CHDK project allows nearly complete programmatic control of cheap Canon point-and-shoot cameras, enabling users to add features, up to and including games and BASIC scripting."

Comment: Re:*Still* no encryption?? (Score 1) 173

by PapaZit (#23207370) Attached to: Backup Tapes With 2 Million Medical Records Stolen
Consider the relative difficulty involved in sending an occasional tape to your offsite facility that's clearly labeled "backup decryption keys".

You're using the same facilities that you trust for your other backups. Recovery is relatively straightforward. Only now, if a tape goes missing on its way to the facility, you don't have to worry as much.

(Yeah, I know that some of you send a dozen tapes to different facilities guarded by warring factions of ninja assassins and you encrypt your encryption keys such that 9 different people have to authenticate 9 different sub-keys in order to reconstruct the master key. I'm not talking to you. I'm just saying that some encryption to protect against random idiots is better than none.)

I never cheated an honest man, only rascals. They wanted something for nothing. I gave them nothing for something. -- Joseph "Yellow Kid" Weil