Monkey RF – A 433.xx MHz radio snatcher

Monkey RF is designed to be a hand-held device for recording and replaying radio signals in the 433.xx MHz band. My inspiration came from the work that Samy Kamkar did regarding Garage Hacking and Car key spoofing. The idea is that by spoofing the right radio signals, you can pretend to be a car key, a garage opener, a door-bell and unlock a car, open a garage or ring a doorbell.

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Mini Project: Reverse Engineering the Samsung Galaxy S2 Touch Screen Interface

This is my last year at university studying for my Masters degree, hence the lack of posts this year – I’ve been pretty busy. My final project involves working with touch screens to improve the signal quality through hardware based processing and the more data I can get, the better. My hope was to intercept the touch screen on a mobile phone to see if I could get to the raw data. I knew that it probably wouldn’t work out that way because most of processing would probably be done by the touch screen controller (TSC) but I thought I’d have a go anyway – a challenge is always fun.

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WordPress.com Stats Scraper

Something that has been annoying me for a while is that there is no way to download your WordPress.com stats from the website!

So I wrote a script in python to allow you to download all of your stats into a spreadsheet. Here is the guide.

Basically, you need to provide the script with an example XML Http Request (XHR) where the website is pulling stats data from the WordPress.com server. From this XHR, the script then reconstructs a new XHR to get all of the data.