What to Expect from Phoenix750 in 2016
Hello again, fellow hackers!
First of all, I'd like to start of with wishing all of you a merry christmas and a happy 2016! Many things have happened on here in 2015. Many people joined, a lot of knowledge was shared, and we accomplished many great things, like the Null-Byte suite, Null Byte fellows, certificates, and recommendation letters from OTW himself, and many great articles about a lot of interesting topics!
Long story short, we've accomplished a lot in the past year. And I sincerely hope that we can make 2016 as instructive and good as 2015. So for that reason, here is a short preview of what you can expect from me in 2016 here on Null Byte:
About 2 months ago, I started with a "strange" but useful series: Electricity & Electronics for Hackers. In this series, I will teach electricity and electronics, and how it can be applied to hacking.
To my own surprise, I got a lot of positive feedback from this series. As such, I will continue my series in 2016. These are the things I plan to do in my series:
Continue teaching the basics of electricity.
Teach how computer hardware works in detail. Like: how does binary logic work, how does a processor work, how does RAM work, etc.
Construct a small, handheld Tesla coil. A Tesla coil is a device that is capable of producing harmless artificial lightning. And who doesn't like to shoot lightning around in their bedroom?!
Construct all sorts of spy gadgets.
Construct an AM "apocalypse" radio. Why is it an apocalypse radio? Well, it doesn't require any outlet or batteries to run! It gets it's energy through the radio waves in the air!
Construct an EMP, RPi Power Supply, signal scrambler... Just as I promised 2 months ago.
Construct a taser.
Construct a blackout device.
Make other cool, but not necessarily technological warfare-related devices. Such as audio amplifiers or other handy devices.
Give some theory about other electricity-related things. For example: how wireless communication works,
Do other things that might cross my mind.
As you all might've known, I've hibernated my C/C++ series, mostly because I was too busy with other things. However, there is now a new member called DontTrustMe, and in the short time he has been here with us, he has created dozens of EXCELLENT articles on C programming! I actually need to admit, he knows C better than I do.
Therefor, me and DontTrustMe decided to work together: He will be writing the C part, I will be writing the C++ part. Be sure to check his articles out!
This is one of the my favourite subjects: the Internet of Things (IoT). Anyone who has already played the game Watch Dogs knows why I am so excited about this.
In fact, I believe that Watch Dogs is incredibly realistic. In Watch Dogs, everything is connected to a central supercomputer called "ctOS". If you can take control of this computer, you control the city. And that is what is happening in Watch Dogs when you need to infiltrate a ctOS building.
Games aside, hacking the IoT has gotten me obsessed for quite some time now. I will be making a series where we take a better look at how the IoT operates, and how to exploit it.
Well, that's what I am mainly planning to do in 2016 here on Null Byte. Take note that during the year, I might get new ideas for new series. Let's make 2016 something great!
Happy holidays everyone!