Remote Command Execution on Google Assistant

Recently, Burger King took out a TV advert and used Google voice assistant's "OK google" command to make devices read out a paragraph on the whopper burger. While most news reports take a rather cavalier attitude, treating it as a prank, this is actually remote command execution. The attacker ...

Is DarkTrace working with the NSA?

DarkTrace is "led by leading government cyber intelligence officials from MI5, NSA and the CIA." Hmm... He also seems to have no idea that he has been trolled.

Analysis of 3000 BMT Recruits

Have you ever wondered how old is the average BMT recruit? How many are new citizens? The article will explore a dataset of 3287 recruits from the 01/17 batch and present both facts as well as conjectures which I made. In the dataset, there are a total of 4534 ...

Replicating UVB-76

For the uninitiated, UVB-76 is a station that broadcasts coded messages over AM radio. It is still active with messages transmitted as recently as Oct 2016 and is speculated to be related to the Russian military. The transmission and tone generation equipment are from the analog era, hence I was ...

IP Hiding and Cloaking for Services

It is relatively easy to hide the IP address of clients through the use of VPNs and proxies. However, it is a challenge for services since they need to be reachable by the clients. Imagine if your phone number changed at the stroke of midnight everyday, it would be very ...

Analysis Of 35000 Senior Civil Servants

The civil service received a half month year-end bonus this year amid the economic downturn, but have you wondered who they are? Where do they work? Disclaimer The analysis was conducted using publicly available data from the Singapore Government Directory (SGDI). The data was pieced together from over 4000 webpages ...