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A Site to See

By Peter Piazza

You might look at a pair of Lego MindStorm robots as high-tech toys for the kids. Hard-core technophiles might see those same robots, which come equipped with software brains and are fully mobile, as tools to help them learn about genomes by programming them to “mate” (that is, combine their software, including some chance of mutations, to create “robot progeny”). This kind of technique—or hack, as it’s commonly known—is one example of the type of high-tech content that can be found on hack a day, a blog dedicated to technotinkerers.

Featured on the site are many projects that may give security managers pause. For example, projects describe how to build a simple jamming device that can block a range of FM stations, how to convert a cell phone into a magstripe reader, and how to do a Google search for watchable CCTV feeds.

@ Check out hack a day, this month’s A Site to See, through SM Online

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