My Robot Has WiFi!

Wireless communication using Bluetooth! Thanks to the Adafruit EZ-Link!  Basically that tiny board sticking out on top is a Bluetooth Serial-Link, allows me to remove the cable that binds the robot to my PC / MAC.  Now I cannot only program the robot wirelessly, but if I choose to, I can send it commands wirelessly over the air – thus completing Asimov’s second rule of robotics (if you don’t know the…

Ubertooth – Bluetooth Sniffing Updated for 2014!

Earlier I noticed this tweet on my twitter feed: Ubertooth release: I know it’s been a long time coming, I promise not to leave it so long next time. — Dominic Spill (@dominicgs) February 20, 2014 So I thought I would walk you through the update, which has improved Operating System support, improved Bluetooth Low Energy (BTLE) support, and GitHub integration to make community development easier….

Bluetooth Sniffing | Bluetooth Vulnerabilities | InteliSecure

After the previous post Ubertooth – Open Source Bluetooth Sniffing, many have asked the question why? People can remember some of the original Bluetooth holes back between 2004-2008 but vulnerabilities are simply not common these days. Small list of vulnerabilities on Phones: Stealing Address Books from Nokia Phones. Remote Dialing 090* numbers. Blasting audio down headsets/car stereos. Depending on the Bluetooth implementation sometimes security and/or encryption is not applied.  As…

Ubertooth – Open-Source Bluetooth Sniffing

Background A few years ago, some security minded people and academics started looking into BlueTooth (BT) sniffing.  Commercial solutions were expensive, and the community really needed something cheap/affordable. The names: Dominic Spill & Andrea Bittau, I think were the pioneers that discovered that some cheap $30(USD) BT dongles could be re-flashed to a firmware that supported BT sniffing, and they created the Open-Source program csrsniff (, that allowed you to…

IR Blue – Cheap Open Source Thermal Imaging

For those that missed it RHWorkshop started a Kickstarter project back in December 2012; to build an Open Source, Cheap and Affordable Thermal Imaging Camera, for use with Apple IOS or Android devices.  Thermal Imaging Cameras typically cost approximately $1,500USD,  this device costs $160USD (just over 10% of the value, compared to a professional piece of kit).