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The Pony Grows Up: Pwn Plug R3 Review

The Pony Grows Up: Pwn Plug R3 Review

Over two years ago, we did a review for the first generation Pwn Plug; a little ARM box that looked enough like a power adapter for a printer that it could reasonably be hidden in a wiring closet or office, all the while snooping on the local network and reporting back to a remote operator.

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Spoofing S.M.A.R.T. in a Virtual Environment

What is This? Setting up virtual environments can be essential to troubleshooting hardware and software problems. Unfortunately, if your software relies on SMART data to function properly, you’re out of luck, since virtual disks do not have SMART functionality.   Since I was attempting to setup a hardware configuration in a virtual environment and the software

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Valve Furthers Linux Commitment, Officially Joins Linux Foundation

Do you take this platform, the have and to hold, for as long as you both shall live? Yes! While Valve has been tinkering away at SteamOS, and the Steam distribution platform for Linux, Gabe Newell and company have been busy cementing an important relationship.  Valve has officially joined The Linux Foundation.  Read about it

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SOL Laptop: The Mighty Penguin Will Now Take on the Sun

WeWi Telecommunications Inc. may be a small company, but that is not stopping them from coming out with some big ideas. The latest project from the London, Ontario, Canada group is the SOL Laptop. The SOL is a laptop that is able to run on solar power. It utilizes four solar-charging panels which are attached

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HackRF Exceeds Kickstarter Goal Within Hours

Earlier today, Michael Ossmann, founder of Great Scott Gadgets and creator of the Ubertooth One Bluetooth development platform, unleashed his latest project on Kickstarter to staggering success: in just a few hours, the campaign exceeded its $80,000 goal with no signs of slowing down. Michael’s success is yet another in a long line of extremely popular

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PhoneSats in Orbit, Transmitting Data To Listeners Worldwide

After a few delays, the inaugural mission of the Orbital Sciences Antares mission successfully made it into orbit on April 21st. While the mission didn’t carry the actual spacecraft Antares is designed to lift (that’s currently slated for June), it didn’t go up there empty handed. The Antares rocket safely delivered all three of NASA’s PhoneSats into their intended orbit, and

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