Forskningsavdelningen decided to have a RFID workshop on Thursday (27 August 2009), so please come today and bring your rfid tags and readers.

As you may know, RFID is a technology used in transportation cards sucha as the new Skånetrafiken “Jojo”, Stockholm Länstrafik’s “Access”, and the London Underground “Oystercard”, as well as Öresundsbron bridge “BroBizz”, and multiple other places such as passports.

These cards operate without any internal battery/power source but are powered from the radio signals sent to it from the “reader”.

Wikipedia on RFID

The Mifare (Crypto01) cards used in the above mentioned travel systems have been exposed on the 24c3 by Karsten N and practiced during HaR. Also the passport rfid was examined and exposed a couple of years back at Defcon15 by Lukas G so that they give out all personal information and clone passports.

Its important to raise the awareness of the implementation and use of “wireless” authentication system and why implementing and using weak ones may hurt our integrity.

Please come from 18:30 to 22:00. This event is all free. Check the Kontakt page for more info on how to get there.

Local hacker group launches jewellery-making project to support third-world wireless sharing project

Forskningsavdelningen (Swe. “The Research Department”), the hacker collective in Malmo, Sweden is participating in the summer festival from the city area of Möllevången (Swe. “the windmill meadow”). This annual festival grows as an alternative to the official events arranged by the council. It is a community-driven activity where the different associations in the area co-create a friendly and open atmosphere. This year, among the traditional concerts, carnival parade and food-stands, the Research Department will launch a project to help out other hacker communities in the world.

The vibrant Möllevången neighborhood will again be electrified with two intense days of events and happenings. The Research Department will join this effort, hosting open sessions both days. Their sessions are open from 15.00-18.00 both Friday and Saturday.

One of these workshops, hosted by Forskningsavdelningen, is about re-using found electronic parts, either building new things, or remaking them into jewellery. Yes, ear-rings and brooches, made out of the innards of home electronics. The maker pays for the materials, and all these proceeds are sent on to a similar group in a developing country.

The beneficiary of the donation will be the Jalalabad FabLab in Afghanistan. Visitors get to build and wear cool ear-rings, or a brooch, and at the same time, wireless hackers in Afghanistan get support for their community projects. Currently, the Jalalabad FabLab is engaged in the FabFi project, which creatively and cheaply shares Net connections wirelessly. The FabLab recently built and installed FabFi networks in a school, hospital, university, and a non-governmental organization in Jalalabad.

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Forskningsavdelningen’s English-language website is http://forskningsavd.se/

The website of Jalalabad FabLab in Afghanistan is http://fablab.af/ which lets you find their blog. The FabFi project can be found at their wiki. FabFi summary is better when you’re in a hurry.

Questions? Just call Olle of Forskningsavdelningen at +46-709-776714.

Den 11 juli anordnas det en Hacknight där vi bland annat kommer att ha massa olika workshops i t.ex. låsdyrkning, arduino, radio, ljudsystem och massa annat.
Det kommer också finnas möjlighet att bygga konst av gammal elektronik, snacka om FRA-lagen, IPRED, internet och övervakning.

Eller varför inte bara komma och avnjut en iskall öl i en soffa med schysst musik och häng och träffa nytt folk.

Vi kommer också att bjuda på gratis käk och kaffe/te.

OSA genom att skriva en kommentar eller maila till kontakt @ denna domän.

Ni är varmt välkomna!

Stockholm hacker comes up with great project, and she proceeds to make it happen. In one night!

Yes, a video was shot: Forskningsavdelningen: disco ball net monitor.

A hell of a time was had. More of this!

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