This time on Hak5 we venture back to DC for Shmoocon and meet up with Michael Ossmann of to find out about project Ubertooth – a custom hardware device for sniffing and injecting bluetooth packets. Then Shannon finds out the latest from Hackers For Charity with our good friend Johnny Long. Look out for even more Shmoocon coverage next week as we wrap up Hak5 season 8.

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Episode 824 – Shmoocon 2011 – Part 1: Custom Bluetooth Hacking Hardware


  • magfal

    You could discover nondiscoverable bluetooth with an old sony ericsson k700i and combine the information gathered too mess with hidden bluetooth back in the day.

  • Brandon "Way too late" bachman

    Maybe them kids in Uganda should stop using Windows 98!

    Sorry, I know they’re old stock photos. But c’mon! Canonical’s an African upstart! There should be a Ubuntu in everybody’s hard drive by now…

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  • nmssystems

    My sound did not drop out in this video. Interesting things about how Bluetooth did not really have any security other than the Bluetooth not being able to be scanned by other devices. I guess it is like turning off the broadcast SSID option on the Wireless AP and calling that security. I did find this article on Bluetooth security that talks about how it is up to the vendor or OEM of the Bluetooth device to implement security in there Bluetooth devices.

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