Mobile Hacks

Ghetto Ribbon Connector

Ghetto Ribbon Connector

  [Marcel] was trying to shoehorn a few new parts into his trusty Nexus 5 phone. If you’ve ever opened one of these little marvels up, you know that there’s not much room under the hood to work with. Pulling out some unnecessary parts (like the headphone jack) buys some […]

Hackaday Prize Entry: Catch The IMSI Catchers

Hackaday Prize Entry: Catch The IMSI Catchers

An IMSI catcher is an illicit mobile phone base station designed to intercept the traffic from nearby mobile phones by persuading them to connect to it rather than the real phone company tower. The IMSI in the name stands for International Mobile Subscriber Identity, a unique global identifier that all […]

Interesting Switch Autopsy

Interesting Switch Autopsy

We put a lot of trust into some amazingly cheap components, sometimes that trust is very undeserved. Long gone are the days when every electronic component was a beautifully constructed precision lab instrument. As [Rupert Hirst] shows, this can be a hard lesson to learn for even the biggest companies. […]

Bunnie and Snowden Explore iPhone’s Hackability

Bunnie and Snowden Explore iPhone’s Hackability

[Bunnie Huang] and [Edward Snowden] have teamed up to publish a paper exploring the possibility of introspection on the iPhone. A rendering of the proposed introspection device attached to an iPhone6 The idea is that phones are increasingly complex and potentially vulnerable to all kinds of digital surveillance. Even airplane […]