Category: 091 Labs

Cryptoparty #2 – November 30th

A second Cryptoparty will be happening in 091 Labs on November 30th from 7pm! Cryptoparties are happening all over the world. These free events are for people who are interested in encryption so they can come and learn more about basic Crypto programs and the concepts behind their operation. You can check out more info […]

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Arduino IR Beam Test

A few of our members recently made a bus walking bus walking trip out to Maplin Electronics here in Galway to source some electronics. A few months ago I purchased a Velleman solder-it-yourself clapper kit, which I subsequently plugged into an Arduino and had some fun with. After picking up some resistors, piezos and other […]

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Workshop: Protect your (Ubuntu) laptop in one hour

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This post started off in my head as a guide to firewalling your home server, but it gradually evolved, mentally, into a workshop for securing the information on your Linux laptop with GRUB, KeePass and Truecrypt. Click the (awesome Hackers) image below to RSVP your place for this once-off workshop!

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Devil’s Advocate: The Microsoft Kinect Hacks

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One of the sexist hardware hacking projects in the recent past has been the effort to open up Microsoft’s Kinect sensor bar to allow its control via USB from your personal computer. On November 7, a hacker claimed the USD $2,000 bounty for an open-sourced driver. It’s all standard (albeit cool) stuff. Microsoft’s reactions to […]

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Build a(n Ubuntu) home server in one hour…

…and secure it too. When Aaron, Matthew and I incepted our Linux classes, we did so with a nebulous aim of offering a course of comprehensive beginner material, with our ultimate, nebulous goal being to offer “more advanced stuff”. Well, here we are. I dove into the basics of manipulating the Bash shell, simple scripting, […]

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