When Blue Team has you cornered, but you have one last trick up your sleeve...

Trying to write more. Get better at it.

Started writing 100 to 300 words a day, a short paragraph or two. Only wrote once a week at first, then once every other day.

Wrote about a thousand words today! A page and a half or so!

If I can get up to 2000 words a day, every day, I think I can actually make something!

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‪This song is the story of my life.‬

‪https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oSYZmTguXP8‬

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If you're poking a Quectel EC25 LTE modem on Debian Stretch...

You NEED the updated qmi stuffs from testing. Otherwise it'll just explode without useful details.

Initial tests (see link for notes ; expires 2019/01/20) are promising. The ipv6 address assigned to the modem is assigned to the carrier I'm using according to an ARIN lookup.

😁

https://paste.lollipopcloud.solutions/?b590b058a08b4fb8#A3h+nIPfdTDZq+b69WmXxX929WCnZrgf3Kpt0LqRuDk=

c/ @tinker

OH: Hacking and the Occult are a lot alike. In both, if you know a person’s True Name, you can have control over them.

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I'm thinking of doing a podcast with an InfoSec focus. Would be 15-20min episodes. Debating topics still.

I'm leaning toward a podcast where we talk through various things folks getting into InfoSec would need to know. Grow to include the infinite number of topics out there. Helpful for newbies & experts & leaders. Not just "What is AV" but "Why does AV matter". Periodically bring on experts and vendors to talk about their expertise and dive deeper into specific topics.

Thoughts?

I need to set up custom RSS feeds.

Need to overhaul my news consumption.

I haven’t been reading much news anyways...

Whew...

I haven’t had much time for social media recently...

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So is supposed to be installed on a smartphone before you can use it on desktop? Unofficially, the desktop version is perfectly capable of creating new accounts. All you need is a number to receive an SMS or voice mail. Here is how.

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@tinker As Quectel, Huawei, SIMCom, ZTE are all Chinese companies, I would try my best to keep myself away from their products for the sake of security and openness.

If you already have a Sixfab Raspberry Pi 3G-4G/LTE Base Shield V2, Sierra Wireless AirPrime MC series (Qualcomm-based, support voice call with newer firmware) seem like a fit.

According to the document below, all the functions you need should be available through USB.
source.sierrawireless.com/reso

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@tinker SparkFun has a variety of cellular things - sparkfun.com/search/results?te (I don't have any personal experience with them though).

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@tinker The Pyra project is not dead yet. It's not super open hardware at this point (old TI OMAP5, Gemalto Cinterion baseband), though it's not impossible to switch to a different CPU in the future. Nikolaus Schaller (who was involved in the GTA phones) just announced he's been working into combining the Pyra CPU board and a baseband for a GTA followup project: lists.goldelico.com/pipermail/

Everything is moving at glacial speed though - minimal funding results in lots of compromise solutions...

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Big thing...

Does anyone know of a hardware module (pi hat, arduino shield, usb dongle) that interfaces with Quectel basebands or other basebands AND provides voice/sms (VoLTE or similar).

Sixfab shields are great, but they don't take advantage of voice functionality.

Big thing...

Does anyone know of a hardware module (pi hat, arduino shield, usb dongle) that interfaces with Quectel basebands or other basebands AND provides voice/sms (VoLTE or similar).

Sixfab shields are great, but they don't take advantage of voice functionality.

This has become a passion project of mine.

Open sourced, general purpose computing hardware.
Open sourced, cell phone tailored operating systems to run on that hardware.

Ideally anyone should be able to grab Off the Shelf (OTS) equipment, load an open sourced OS on it, and go.

And with that.... That's all I've got. If you're working on similar, reach out to me.

I'm ignorant in so many aspects of this, but I'm learning. I've got some work done, but there's still more.

We have Systems on a Chip: Raspberry Pi's (not fully open sourced) sure, but we also have ODroids, Beagleboards, Pine64's, etc.

We also have Linux based, FOSS Operating systems tailored to cell phone touchscreens: @kde 'sPlasma Mobile, @UBports Ubuntu Touch, and others.

Finally, we have @Purism Librem 5 that is our holy grail. Open sourced hardware. Open sourced operating system.

But we can't rely on just them. We need diversity and options.

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