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The Hardware Hacking Handbook | No Starch Press

Posted by jpluimers on 2022/09/27

Want: [Wayback] The Hardware Hacking Handbook | No Starch Press

The Hardware Hacking Handbook

Breaking Embedded Security with Hardware Attacks
by Colin O’Flynn and Jasper van Woudenberg
November 2021, 512 pp.
Print Book (PREORDER) and FREE Ebook, $49.99
Ebook (PDF, Mobi, and ePub), $39.99
Hardware Hacking Handbook Cover


Some topics in the book are listed in [] Colin O’Flynn on Twitter: “A random thread about a few things that @jzvw and I packed into The Hardware Hacking Handbook (note – this twitter thread is an advertisement, don’t be tricked into thinking this will be some nice useful stand-alone content). Roughly following book order:”.


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Posted in Development, Hardware, Hardware Development, IoT Internet of Things, Network-and-equipment, Power User | Leave a Comment »

Add AirPlay to Your Classic Stereo with an Old Apple TV – TidBITS

Posted by jpluimers on 2022/09/19

[Wayback/] Add AirPlay to Your Classic Stereo with an Old Apple TV – TidBITS which has a good description including a list of needed parts:

  • Second- or third-generation Apple TV
  • Power cable
  • TOSLINK Digital-to-Analog (D/A) Converter
  • Pair of RCA Cables

These are only needed the first time to setup the Apple TV 2nd or 3rd generation:

  • HDMI Cable
  • Remote

Note that the Apple TV 4th generation or Apple TV 4K devices won’t work: they lack a TOSLINK interface.

You can work around this by using an HDMI audio extractor [Wayback/]. Some can provide S/PDIF / TOSLINK output, others can directly do line out (so you do not need the above TOSLINK D/A converter):

Usually the Apple TV 2nd or 3rd generation solution is way cheaper, as they go for very little money on second hand sites.


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Some links on Gigabyte GA-Z77-DS3H mainboards

Posted by jpluimers on 2022/09/05

The board supports mSATA which is an older standard so it is harder to get media for it. I keep mixing up mSATA and M.2 all the time, so:

The Gigabyte GA-Z77-DS3H manuals (see below) note “The mSATA connector conforms to SATA 3Gb/s standard and can connect to a single solid-state drive.”

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Na migratie van XS4ALL naar KPN zijn al je telefoon-doorschakelingen weg: hoe dit te herstellen (spoiler: de on-line aanwijzingen kloppen niet)

Posted by jpluimers on 2022/09/02

In het kader van “kunnen dingen bij ons nooit eens normaal gaan?” het korte antwoord: nee.


Voor de migratie van XS4ALL naar KPN hadden diverse telefoondoorschakelingen in gebruik (met name vertraagd doorschakelen: individuele nummers in ons huishouden gingen vertraagd door naar de bijbehorende mobiele nummers).

Na de migratie waren die allemaal weg. Het duurde even voor we daarachter waren omdat sinds de corona-periode vrijwel altijd iemand thuis is.

Kort en goed: we kamen er dus achter toen er niemand thuis was en we een opmerking kregen onbereikbaar te zijn (door iemand die ons mobiele nummer niet had).

Herstellen was ingewikkelder dan bedacht, want als je deze voor de hand liggende stappen van XS4ALL en KPN volgt kom je met een kluitje in het riet terecht:

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Posted in Cable TV/Radio, Development, Hardware, Hardware Development, Hardware Interfacing, Home Audio/Video, Power User, Telephony, VoIP | Leave a Comment »

Since about 5 months now, there has been a new Chocolatey package maintainer for OpenVPN

Posted by jpluimers on 2022/08/26

Last winter, I discovered that the OpenVPN version on Chocolatey was really old: it had not been updated since 2019.

Most  Chocolatey maintainers are volunteers and sometimes the burden can become too large. Back then the maintainer was [Wayback/Archive] Chocolatey Software | wget, but luckily [Wayback/Archive] Chocolatey Software | dgalbraith has stepped in and in March 2022 bumped the version from [Wayback/Archive] Chocolatey Software | OpenVPN 2.4.7 to [Wayback/Archive] Chocolatey Software | OpenVPN – Open Source SSL VPN Solution 2.5.4 and kept maintaining (currently there is [Wayback/Archive] Chocolatey Software | OpenVPN – Open Source SSL VPN Solution 2.5.7).

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Posted in *nix, *nix-tools, Chocolatey, Hardware, Network-and-equipment, OpenVPN, Power User, ssh/sshd, VPN, Windows | Leave a Comment »

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