Hak5 1908 – How to begin hacking with the YARD Stick One

Getting Started with the YARD Stick One for Sub 1 GHz hacking! All that and more, this time on Hak5.

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The YARD in YARD Stick One stands for Yet Another Radio Dongle and it was created by Mike Ossmann of Great Scott Gadgets. You may know him from the Ubertooth One and HackRF One – both great tools for security researchers and pentesters. It was originally based on the Toorcon 14 badge which incorporated a Texas Instruments CC1111 – the same chip found in the famous pink pager, the IM-Me. That was the toy popularized by Mike and Travis Goodspeed because of its hackability.


RfCat is sort of like the cat or netcat program on Linux. It’s written in Python and it’s super simple to incorporate the YARD Stick One into your own projects.


Check out some of the 3D Printed case options for the YARD Stick One and Ubertooth One


Getting Started in Linux
wget https://bitbucket.org/atlas0fd00m/rfcat/downloads/rfcat_150225.tgz
tar zxvf rfcat_150225.tgz
cd rfcat_150225
sudo apt-get install python-usb
sudo python setup.py install
sudo rfcat -r

As a demo of the rfcat capabilities we check out a recently forked version of Toorchat from team Root The Box adding YARD Stick One support from https://github.com/hak5/ToorChat

git clone https://github.com/hak5/ToorChat
cd ToorChat
sudo ./toorchat.py

Other cool CC111 projects:
You can ring my bell! Adventures in sub-GHz RF land…

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