Old Skewl Hacking: Infra Red - Mmirda (Major Malfunction'S Infra Red Discovery Application) presented at ShmooCon 2005

by Major Malfunction,

Tags: Wireless

URL : http://web.archive.org/web/20050404000611/www.shmoocon.org/program.html

Summary : Major Malfunction spends a lot of time travelling. Consequently he spends a lot of time in Hotels. Hotels have Pay-Per-View. Hotels have infra-red remote controlled TVs. And so, to while away the hours, MMIrDA was born...

Infra Red is all around us. Most of us will use an Infra Red controller on more or less a daily basis, to change the TV channel, or open a car or garage door, but how often have you thought about how it actually works? This talk will describe not only how to analyse the signals being sent by your remote, but also how to use that information to find hidden commands and reveal functions you didn't even know your systems had. You will learn how to brute force garage doors, car doors, hotel pay-per-view TV systems, take over LED signs, vending machines and even control alarm systems, using cheap or home made devices and free software.