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+ - Sniff and decrypt BLE with Ubertooth->

Submitted by mpeg4codec
mpeg4codec (581587) writes "Hot on the heels of Omri Iluz's BLE-sniffer-on-the-cheap, I decided to write up the BLE (Bluetooth Smart) sniffer I built on Ubertooth. My sniffer is highly robust, can capture data from connections, and is 100% open source.

I also discovered a major flaw in BLE's crypto that allows an attacker to crack its encryption key and decrypt data, 100% passively. I wrote a tool called crackle that will automatically decrypt encrypted BLE data captured by Ubertooth."

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+ - Neo900 hacker phone reaches minimum number of pre-orders for production 2

Submitted by wick3t
wick3t (787074) writes "The Neo900 fundraising campaign has already achieved the milestone of 200 pre-orders which means that mass production is now feasible. This follows a successful first prototype that was showcased at the OpenPhoenux-Hard-Software-Workshop 2013. Their next target is 1000 pre-orders as they aspire to reduce the production costs of each device."
Wireless Networking

+ - NanoNote goes Wireless->

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dvdkhlng
dvdkhlng writes "Even though completely copyleft, the NanoNote hand-held platform failed to get the attention of many due to its low specs and the lack of wireless connectivity. The objective to keep things open had its price, and especially wireless technology is a mine-field of patents and NDAs.
Now a few gifted hackers designed an add-on card to bring wireless to the NanoNote. It's not what you would expect: WLAN compatibility was sacrificed, going for the less encumbered IPv6 over 802.15.4 standard instead. The resulting dongles won't win a price for the highest bandwidth but excel at simplicity, energy efficiency and manufacturability.
Want to see the ugly details? Designs, source code and production documentation are published under open source licenses."

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Comment: good news, but Wiki needs a bit of cleanup (Score 1) 3

by wpwrak (#36444980) Attached to: A Free and Open Replacement for Wireless LAN

As the engineer who has designed these boards, I'm very happy with what we have achieved. But at the same time, I feel that the information we have in the Wiki is not adequate for mass consumption yet. I'm preparing a more concise technical description and post a link as further commentary here in a few hours.

- Werner

Hardware

+ - A Free and Open Replacement for Wireless LAN-> 3

Submitted by dvdkhlng
dvdkhlng (1803364) writes "Qi-Hardware, the community that brought us the Ben NanoNote handheld computer, have just released their next piece of all-out free and open hardware: the AtBEN+AtUSB wireless dongles. Aiming for a solution that works without proprietary firmware blobs, WLAN compatability was abandoned. Instead the project went for simpler, yet more open 6LowPAN technology.

The first batch of AtBen+AtUSB dongles is now ready for shipment trough Tuxbrain. Designs and source code are available under GPL and CC licenses."

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Comment: Re:Available on Any microSD slot? (Score 1) 77

by wpwrak (#36084212) Attached to: Micro-SD Card Slot Abused As VGA-Port

This hack was tweaked until the MMC/SD controller in the SoC was happy with it. Other controllers may differ. In any case will you need the ability to switch CMD and CLK to GPIOs (without disabling the entire MMC controller) and to bit-bang them at a reasonable speed (at least a few MHz).

So it's quite platform-dependent in its current shape, but you can probably apply the same principles with other SoCs as well.

Hardware

+ - Consumer device with open CPU out of beta soon->

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lekernel
lekernel writes "After years of passionate and engaging development, the video synthesizer from the Milkymist project is expected to go out of beta in August.
Dubbed "Milkymist One", it features as central component a system-on-chip made exclusively of IP cores licensed under the open source principles, and is aimed at use by a general audience of video performance artists, clubs and musicians. It is one of the first consumer electronics products putting forward open source semiconductor IP, open PCB design and open source software at the same time.
The full source code is available for download from Github, and a few hardware kits are available from specialized electronics distributors."

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