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The ol’ Blue Boxing. Good times, good times.

The ol’ Blue Boxing. Good times, good times.

For many of us first-gen hacker types (yes, I’m that old. Shut up.), blue boxing was our introduction to hardware hacking. It was never the illegal, rip-off aspects for me, it was proving that you could build something that exploited a vulnerability in a system; to trick it to do something it wasn’t intended to […]

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HOW TO – Make a “Chatter telephone” – a real phone from a  Fisher-Price Chatter Telephone!

HOW TO – Make a “Chatter telephone” – a real phone from a Fisher-Price Chatter Telephone!

Surprise! A classic pull-toy phone that really works. By Frank E. Yost…. I remember making pretend phone calls on my Fisher-Price Chatter Telephone when I was 7 or 8, and wondering if it was possible to turn it into a real phone. That question stayed with me, and when I saw a Chatter Telephone and […]

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Mobile phone hacking in Africa

Mobile phone hacking in Africa

Interesting piece on AfriGadget about mobile phone hacking in rural Africa: One of the more interesting innovations is the development of a dual SIM card hack so that users can access multiple carriers. This product has two SIM card slots in a single phone – primarily to support price sensitive/prudent consumers who wish to optimise […]

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