Tisdag 2013-11-26: Dagordning
Tema: Krypterad chat
  • Demonstrera mjukvaror, hjälp till med installation
  • Pidgin (Windows NT och Linux)
  • Demonstrera OTR
  • Starta chat mellan två deltagare
  • Förklara att OTR kan användas även över Facebook-chat som medium
  • Gå över till förklaring av PKC i samband med OTR
verifiera mha tcpdump, ettercap och/eller wireshark
Intresseanmälan, så att vi kan avgöra hur mycket utrymme vi behöver.
We’re also quite confident in English, when needed.


Med anledning av Firefox ‘death sentence’ threat to TeliaSonera over gov spy claims plitade några av oss, tillsammans med systersvärmen GHS, ihop några olika steg för hur du redan nu kan välja bort TeliaSoneras certifikat.

BROWSERS (in no particular order)

Opera (Windows, GNU/Linux, OSX)
Note: (Browsers on OSX uses the built in Keychain Access)

  • (Settings ->) Preferences -> Advanced -> Security
  • Click “Manage certificates…”
  • Open tab “Authorities” (always question these)
  • Look for “TeliaSonera Root CA v1″ and/or anything Sonera
  • Click “View”
  • Uncheck “Allow connections to sites using this certificate”
  • Click OK and exit preferences

KDE, Konqueror & Rekonq etc (border-line system-wide)

  • K-menu -> Applications -> System -> System Settings (or find a quicker way there)
  • Click SSL Preferences
  • Look for any Telia or Sonera certificate
  • Click in the checkbox before the certificate name so it gets unchecked
  • Click Apply

Firefox/Iceweasel/Pale Moon (Windows, GNU/Linux, FreeBSD etc.)

  • Edit -> Preferences/Settings -> Advanced -> Encryption -> View/Show Certificate
  • Open tab “Authorities”
  • Look for Sonera
  • Use “Edit..” (“Delete or Distrust” may not be enough on some platforms*)
  • Uncheck everything!

* If you’re running a Linux-based/Unix-like system, chances are Firefox gets the Sonera certificates from /etc/ssl/certs. If you are running Debian, Ubuntu or another Debian derivate, see dpkg-reconfigure below. For Windows the browser uses your settings made in “View/Show Certificate” as stated above – distrust makes the browser show a warning message. Someone please confirm this for OSX.

Chromium on ArchLinux:

  • Press the menu-button in the upper right corner.
  • Select Settings at the bottom of the menu.
  • Scroll to the  bottom and click the “Show advanced settings…” text.
  • Scroll to HTTPS/SSL and press the “Manage certificates…” button.
  • Go to the Authorities-tab.
  • Search for Sonera by pressing CTRL+F and typing Sonera into the search box.
  • Select the certificates one at a time and press “Edit…”, then uncheck all boxes and press OK. When you’ve done that for both certificates the browser will start complaining when you try to access sites with encrypted connections signed with the Telia Sonera certificate.


Debian GNU/Linux:
Removed through dialog interface using dpkg.
# dpkg-reconfigure -p low ca-certificates
Uncheck the following certificates:
   * /etc/mozilla/Sonera_Class_1_Root_CA.crt
   * /etc/mozilla/Sonera_Class_2_Root_CA.crt

ArchLinux all browsers without SSL cache:
$ sudo find /etc/ssl -iname ‘*sonera*’ -execdir rm {} \;
..or whatever, just remove /etc/ssl/certs/?onera*, you’re running Arch, ya’ll know whatcha doin’, rite?

OSX Firefox, Safari, Chrome (all browsers) uses the built in Keychain Access utility to handle SSL certificates

  • Applications -> Utilities -> Keychain Access
  • Search for Sonera



Any comments, thoughts, suggestions, improvements, etc. highly appreciated.

CNC remote controlOn Thursday 5/5 and Tuesday 10/5 STG held a basic CNC milling workshop using the Roland MDX-40A at Fabriken. We went through the basics on how to set up and calibrate the machine, attach a workpiece and specifying geometry, generating toolpaths of a couple different types (holes, surfacing, from 3d-models) and performing the actual milling.

This will be followed by a PCB-engraving workshop on Sunday 22/5, and also advanced workshops (dates not set, will be posted on the list) including some basic CAD and two-sided milling with supports and using guide-pins.

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SIDblaster/USB is a portable PC SID-synthesizer. Hook it up to your USB-port and you’re good to go. It is designed to work with a MOS 6501 SID. If you need to use a 6500 or 6502, the RNM-0512S needs to be replaced by a 5V to 9V DC-DC regulator.


SIDblaster/USB is partially HardSID-compatible (under Windows) in the sense that it can be used in many programs that support the HardSID by the means of a hacked hardsid.dll. Compatiblity has been verified with SidPlay2, SidPlay2/W and GoatTracker.


The decoupling capacitors (the grouped 100nF, 10nF and 4.7nF) should be connected near their respective circuits:

  • 100nF: FT232R
  • 4.7nF: FT232R
  • 10nF: PIC16F86


Two examples of compact pcb solutions (left: hole mount right: surface mount) that can be mounted in a small case. The AUDIO port needs to be wired to a suitable connector, for example a 3.5mm audio jack. The card is intended to be mounted in a case with tracks for the PCB. The height of the card needs to be adjusted to fit different cases. On the left hand side of the PCB is a USB-B port. You’ll need to open up a rectangular hole in the case for this port to slide through when the PCB is inserted.

Compact hole-mount solution. Verified, functional!

Ultra-compact SMT solution, only ~50% larger than the SID-chip. Not verified!

Component List

RefDes  Description                   @ELFA         @ElectroKit     @DigiKey
FERRITE Ferrite bead [1]              1x  N/A[2]    1x  N/A[2]
R1      Resistor 1k <=5% >=1/8W       1x 60-104-90  1x 40810310
C1,C2   Cer. Cap. 2.2nF 2.54mm >=15V  2x 65-180-62  2x  N/A[2]
C3,C7   Cer. Cap. 10nF  2.54mm >=10V  2x 65-181-87  2x 40512410
C4,C6   Cer. Cap. 100nF 2.54mm >=10V  2x 65-183-69  2x 40512510
C5      Cer. Cap. 1µF   2.54mm >=15V  1x 65-184-84  1x  N/A[2]
C8      Cer. Cap. 4.7nF 2.54mm >=10V  1x 65-181-20  1x  N/A[2]
P1      USB type A                    1x 42-707-40  1x 41002289
P2      Header 6p 2x3                 1x 43-717-12  1x 41001167[3]
U1      PIC16F886-I/SP                1x 73-873-52  1x 40361886
U2      FT232RL                       1x 73-206-59  1x 40359232
U3      RNM-0512S                     1x 69-073-94  1x  N/A
U4      MOS 6501 SID                  2x 43-783-60  1x 41003010[4]

  1. Not critical, may be bridged. Used to remove high frequency interferance.
  2. May have suitable replacement.
  3. Is a 1x40 header that should be broken into two 1x3 headers to replace the 2x3 header.
  4. Is a 1x40 header that should be broken into two 1x14 headers that will hold the SID.

Need to know

The PCB layout is missing a restor on the ICSPHDR between the VPP and VDD pins. This resistor MAY be needed for ICSP-programming using a programmer that requires external MCLR (ICD3 for example). The resistor should be between 1k and 10k (see programmer documentation), 4k7 worked well in our case. The resistor is only needed during programming, once programmed you can bridge VPP and VDD using a jumper. If internal MCLR is used, no jumper or resistor is needed.

Several of the capators in electrokits online catalogue are incorrectly marked in regards to pin spacing. All capacators should have a spacing of 2.54mm, allthough 5.08mm spaced capacators can usually be bent so that they’ll fit.

Depending on what version of the PCB-layout you have, it’s possible the the DC-DC regulator will not fit. This has been corrected in later revisions of the layout. The legs of the regulator can be bent so that they can be connected using a piece of wire.

Shock sensitivity

During shipping (using swedish postal service in a padded envelope) of the first SIDblaster from Sweden to Åland the SID-chip became dislodged from it’s socket. Apart from this and the fact that the CD was crushed it was in good shape upon arrival. If your SIDblaster is to be transported or otherwise roughly handled you might want to consider locking the chip down in some way.


If you are interested in the Windows software (hacked hardsid.dll with MinGW source), PIC firmware (.hex or assembler source) or gerber and excellon files for PCB manufacturing – you can contact me at the hotmail address “senseitg”. Either that, or you could drop by the research department next tuesday!

Completed SIDBlasters

STG’s SIDBlaster build notes:

  • Series 1455 case from ELFA
  • LEDs added for CLK and WRITE
  • ESD transient diode added on output
  • Chassis and USB shield grounded

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