Reverse Engineering an Air Traffic Control Keyboard – Part One

Recently, my friend bought an old ARTS (Automated Radar Terminal System) keyboard, hoping to be able to use it for Virtual Air Traffic Control with VATSIM. As the resident hardware hacker, I was tasked with designing an interface to allow it to be connected to his computer. First things first, let’s get a high level … Read moreReverse Engineering an Air Traffic Control Keyboard – Part One

Palo Alto Networks PA-820 Firewall Teardown

Seeing as there isn’t much information about the actual hardware that gets put inside these firewalls, I thought I’d crack one open to show the world. Peeking through the ventilation holes, we see some interesting stuff, such as a SATA cable, ram module, and what looks to be an ICSP header? However, peeking through vent … Read morePalo Alto Networks PA-820 Firewall Teardown

Pole Vaulting Over the Gallery Vault

Over the past few years, I’ve become more and more aware of these poorly written File Encryption utilities showing up on the Google Play Store. While I typically try and steer clear of these applications, I thought it’d be fun to try and bypass whatever “security features” they had implemented. Why Gallery Vault? I chose … Read morePole Vaulting Over the Gallery Vault