Temp sensors with Raspberry Pi and PHP

As part of the cheap home automation project I am currently working on, I needed to get some temperature sensor info to my webserver. For the brain of my project I’ll be using a Raspberry Pi. I had ordered a 5pk of DS18B20 temperature sensors so i can visualize monthly temperatures and eventually control my thermostat. In order to get the sensors working on the Pi, I needed to do a few things: First I had to setup the pi to add OneWire support. I Read More +

Nutmeg InfoSec – Breach Investigation

“EHGOpwned.com, or How I Contributed to the Delinquency of the Internet” by @SkeyeLlama. One of our members will cover an investigation of a breach for one of his hosted websites. In this FREE class he’ll go over response and mitigation outlined in the 6 steps of Incident Response from the SANS GIAC Paper: The Incident Handler’s Handbook and talk through how it happened, why it happened, what happened, and how it can be prevented from happening again. When: Wednesday, April 22, 2015 – 7:00 PM Read More +

FireTV with Arcade Emulator and Qi Rechargeable Bluetooth SNES Controller

So a few weeks ago I saw a post on Hackaday of a project from Pat, who managed to stuff a bluetooth controller into an old SNES controller. He was using it to play games on his Amazon Fire stick. I had purchased a Firestick when they first came out for $19. I honestly didn’t use it much because I had a Roku already that I used heavily for streaming etc. But I love old school emulators so I wanted to do this project. Unfortunately Read More +

WIFI Cracking 101

For the next Nutmeg InfoSec meetup, we will be teaching a beginner’s class about wireless penetration testing. When: March 18, 2015 7pm Part 1: We’ll be exploring multiple ways and techniques to both penetrate, spoof, and own wireless networks from both the AP side and the client side. Using open source tools like Wifite, Reaver, aircrack, kismet and more… Part 2: We’ll talk about techniques to detect and mitigate the attacks from the first part. So if you would like to be hands-on during this Read More +

Learn To Cut Your Electricity Bill!

WHEN: Thursday, February 12, 2015, 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM WHERE: NESIT Learning Center, 290 Pratt Street, Meriden, CT By now you’ve probably received your latest electricity bill and said “what the hell!”. The recent rate hikes are significant and will have you thinking twice about how you use electricity. Come and join us and find out how you can save money on your electricity bill. We’ll start with the basics, explaining the concepts of volts, amps and watts and show you how electricity usage Read More +