Friday, June 8, 2012

Censorship in India, beginning of sunset of internet .... or a political game?

Before some months Govt. of india passed rules to censor websites like pastebin, thepiratebay, vimeo etc first of all reliance started blocking websites and some were even not told by govt to block. then Anonymous india hacked gateway of reliance and we all are aware of that stuff. but just think once what is need of censorship? why govt is having problems with sites like pastebin etc . Because lots of websites databases getting hacked everyday ?? and pastebin was used to post hacked data ?? the main reason what i think is Piracy because torrents are the biggest source of pirated contents. even was blocked long ago. though some ISP are not in QUE for blocking. On one side govt passes bill for broadband in every home for development. of the country and increasing phones etc. so now still the question is WHY on one side govt is doing more for internet development etc and on other side websites are being censored. till now i have not experienced censorship :) its not that hard to bypass because the DNS query. is this really necessary or just other countries are agreeing with ACTA and other acts , The major reason seems to me is that they want to suppress peoples voice... this is just the beginning of the thing and if we accept it then in future more sites will be blocked and so on..... what is use of freedom if its only on paper and not in reality, its time to react and do something legal dont wait till every ISP accepts the policy of govt. dont bypass we can bypass these idiotic censorship but that should be the last option. if we try to bypass censored websites then govt will think that we are not reacting and we are silent, so maybe if govt will make the mechanism more powerful than before and we may not be able to bypass new systems..... DId the inventors of ARPnet would had the idea that the thing they made for human development and comfort will endup like this ??? we cannot afford this censorship

Monday, June 4, 2012

Researching and pentesting DTH services for fun and profit

Hi guys sorry for not posting from long time but i have lots of work currently i am making videos on HCON STF for more easy pentesting and research . will post soon......
today i was thinking to hack or pentest the DTH devices that are bit modern that regular cable connections and they also have so called firmware for good organization of content.
the transmission in tata sky is mpeg-2 type while others use mpeg-4. the transmission is encrypted (of course :P) and that is decrypted  by the card so called as smart card. the card stores the customers information its like its identitiy card of the box :D and that can be read using external devices and can also be connected to a computer the thing is most of the cards are not generic so sometimes you have to make one yourself. and they also have a cam module (conditional access module) that is used when you have to use some others service without changing the settop box and other things. but thing is tata sky is having such module slot but the transmission they use is incompatible with other DTH companies now thats bit confusing :/ i have opened tata sky settop box and hopeful i was able to get a simple circuit map of the STB from the mpeg-2 decoder processor website :D so now i have got some good results if you have any ideas or questions ask me here is the circuit diagram of it.
it has 128 Mb SDRAM , a EPROM etc etc
the main things that can be done according to me
1=> smart card editing or reading (most probable thing that can be done)
2=>Custom firmware patching (somewhat possible)
3=>memory patching (bit hard)
4=>using CAM module to connect box to a computer
i also found some useful information here about hacking smart cards => 

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