This weekend my sister's Twitter account was a victim of one sort of attack or another. She spammed me some advertising over direct message. It could be one of several things, but I'm going to drop some password advice for everybody.
Most sites and applications use a password for the base of their security and their ability to identify and authorize you to change things on your account with them. Having some knowledge about how to make and use good passwords is very important to staying secure online.
Here it is! My Python client for the Philips Hue system is done.
It's available on Github.
from hue import Hue h = Hue() # Initialize the class h.station_ip = "192.168.1.222" # your base station IP h.get_state() # Authenticate, bootstrap your lighting system # The first time, you have a minute between calling get_state() and pushing # the button on your base station to authenticate your machine. It should # Log and tell you if that is going to happen or not. l = h.lights.get('l3') # get bulb #3 l.bri(0) # Dimmest l.bri(255) # Brightest ...
WeMo Hacking part two!
In short! It works! miranda, with some tweaks and fixes is a good tool for tinkering with your Belkin WeMo switch with Python. I'd suggest starting with my toolkit here: https://github.com/issackelly/wemo
The WeMo is communicating over pretty standard UPnP, though like anything else, it has some quirks.
It wanted a very specific namespace string for the SOAP envelope that contained a trailing slash and Miranda wasn't sending that.
I also added the same User-Agent that the mobile app uses for the HTTP (via UDP for UPnP) headers, and fixed the ...
I'm working on hacking my wemo. I'd like to determine how it talks back and forth over the network. What I know at this time is that when the mobile app is running both the mobile app and the wemo device are talking over UPnP
I had to turn off UPnP on my router to use the following tools. I determined the protocol was UPnP by jumping onto my DD-WRT router, installing tcpdump and capturing several packet dumps and examining them.
The best thing UPnP analysis tool I found was miranda. You can get it ...
I'm Issac. I live in Oakland. I make things for fun and money. I use electronics and computers and software. I manage teams and projects top to bottom. I've worked as a consultant, software engineer, hardware designer, artist, technology director and team lead. I do occasional fabrication in wood and plastic and metal. I run a boutique interactive agency with my brother Kasey and a roving cast of experts at Kelly Creative Tech. I was the Director of Technology for Nonchalance during the The Latitude Society project. I was the Lead Web Developer and then Technical Marketing Engineer at Nebula, which made an OpenStack Appliance. I've been building things on the web and in person since leaving Ohio State University's Electrical and Computer engineering program in 2007. Lots of other really dorky things happened to me before that, like dropping out of high school to go to university, getting an Eagle Scout award, and getting 6th in a state-wide algebra competition. I have an affinity for hopscotch.