Google Glass – Yup it’s Hackable!


As the way cool Google Glasses roll out to customers, it makes one wonder, what if it could be hacked?

Well, it can!

Early adopters have begun to receive their Google Glasses, the Android based wearable computer, and some couldn’t help but to try to hack it. And hack it they did.

Android and iOS developer Jay Freeman hacked his in just a couple hours, while he ate dinner…

It took me two hours while I was having dinner with friends at the time,Freeman told Forbes.The implementation from B1nary is for normal Android tablets and phones, I learned how it worked and then did the same thing on Glass…which was quite simple.

Being an Android based system, it is susceptible to the same attacks that affect smart phones and tablets.

Sadly, due to the way Glass is currently designed, it is particularly susceptible to the kinds of security issues that tend to plague Android devices,” Freeman wrote on his blog.

The one saving grace of Android’s track record on security is that most of the bugs people find in it cannot be exploited while the device is PIN-code locked. Google’s Glass, however, does not have any kind of PIN mechanism: when you turn it on, it is immediately usable.”

But apparently that was the point, according to a Google developer, the units are shipped so they can be hacked!

Not to bring anybody down… but seriously… we intentionally left the device unlocked so you guys could hack it and do crazy fun shit with it.  I mean, FFS, you paid $1500 for it… go to town on it.  Show me something cool.

That’s cool that they want people to go nuts on these things to find out what really can be done with them. I just have one question. What would a Denial of Service look like on Google Glass?

I mean will people be walking around bumping into things?

Or will the Google Glass user just stand there in a zombie like state with drool dripping down their chin?

Inquiring minds want to know!  🙂

Meet Mantis the Two Ton Hexapod Robot

Science Fiction, meet Science Fact!

Meet Mantis the Robot created by British company Micro Magic Systems.

This two metric ton hydraulic robot took four years to design and build. Powered by a 2.2 Liter Turbo Diesel engine, Mantis can be operated via onboard pilot or remote control via Wi-Fi.

This miracle of robotic design has a 5 meter working area and when all the feet are planted exerts less force per leg than a human being.

As you can see robot design is radically advancing. Apparently the design was inspired by the Star Wars AT-AT walker. Kind of makes you wonder what military battlefields are going to look like in 50 years…

For more information check out their webpage

The Navy’s latest Ship falls to Red Team Hackers


The Littoral Combat Ship (LCS), one of the Navy’s newest ships, has cyber vulnerabilities, a Navy Red Team testing group discovered during a recent security assessment.

LCS is a class of warships designed to flex military power close in to shore.The ships were made to be easily configured for several roles including recon & intelligence gathering, anti-surface & anti-submarine warfare, and mine countermeasure operations. Each vessel is capable of sprint speeds over 40 knots and has a range of over 3,500 miles.

The class flagship, the USS Freedom (shown below in a Lockheed Martin Promotional video), was tested for computer system exploits and found vulnerable.

The USS Freedom’s computer system was successfully compromised by  Navy hackers in the penetration test. According to an anonymous Navy official.We do these types of inspections across the fleet to find individual vulnerabilities, as well as fleet-wide trends,” the official stated. 

The Pentagon’s director of weapons testing “recommended those vulnerabilities be remediated without delay.” and rest assured, the Navy is moving to fix the issues as soon as possible.

The vulnerability is not serious enough to delay the ship’s current deployment.

Main Christian Website Blocked: Pentagon’s “Crusade” against Christianity Continues

It was reported this week that the Pentagon has blocked it’s users from accessing the largest non-Catholic Christian organization in the United States. And more concerning, blocked it due to it’s alleged “Hostile Content”.

Is this political correctness run amok in the military, or just a case of mistaken identity?

According to Foxnews, Soldiers, officers and even Chaplains that tried to access the Southern Baptist Convention’s website were greeted with the warning, “The site you have requested has been blocked by Team CONUS (C-TNOSC/RCERT-CONUS) due to hostile content.”

The Southern Baptist Convention is the largest Protestant Christian group in the United States. As of 2012 they had approximately 16 million members and over 45,000 churches.

This would appear to be the second major swipe against Christianity this month by the military. Earlier this month, Army Reservist training placed Evangelical Christianity and Catholicism on a “Religious Extremism” list that included the KKK, Al-Quaeda and Hamas.

In both cases the military has denied that they purposefully targeted Christians. And in this latest case, one would have to wonder if they meant to block the radical Westboro Baptist Church which has been protesting at military funerals instead.

The military claims that the blocking of the SBC website was indeed an accident. According to Lt. Col. Damien Pickart, “The Department of Defense is not intentionally blocking access to this site. We are working diligently to investigate what might be causing access issues for some of our service members and to correct the situation as quickly as possible.

But some are saying that it wasn’t an accident at all, but that an anti-Christianity “theology” is being taught to military officers.

According to the website PrayforUS, military leaders are being taught that Christians are the enemy:

“A new study issued by the U.S. Military Academy claims that American Christians are terrorists. Also identified as terrorists in this study are individuals who identify as pro-life, those who support limited government and lower taxes, those who are opposed to the New World Order and people who are just simply conservatives.”

As was evident with the Boston Bombings, Radical Islam is our nation’s number one enemy right now. And those that are teaching our military leaders that Catholicism and Protestant Christianity are terrorist organizations need to be removed from their positions of authority.