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Michelle Knight. Writer, photographer, programmer, truck driver and general, all round nut case. Life is a journey and that's what this blog will probably end up being. Let's see where we go, eh? ;-)

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Your Beauty Mark. All You Need to Get the Hair, Makeup, Glow, and Glam.
Dita von Teese
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Hacking for real

Based on the recently published "Fansmitter" exploit by Mordechai Guri... http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/06/24/israeli_researcher_fans_fears_heres_another_way_to_cross_the_airgap/


Agent - "OK, so what do you need?"


Hacker - "Just get me his mobile number."


Agent - "That's easy. Here." hands him a piece of paper.


The hacker starts pushing buttons on a keyboard, relatively nonplussed by the whole sordid episode. The agent looks on, mystified as the hacker, finished with his work, sits back in the chair. "So, what now?"


"Ah, now we wait."


"Wait for what?"


"Well, I've just transmitted a piece of software to his phone. We wait for the target to hook his phone up to his computer, and then it transmits itself to the laptop. Once there, it listens for passwords being entered and modulates the fan speed, where the microphone on the mobile phone, picks up the changes and transmits them back to us over the mobile network."


cue time compression scene whereby the agent and hacker play basketball in the yard, eat food, watch films and generally have together time... until the screen on the hackers PC goes red...