Hacking Home Routers For Fun And Practise - 2012-07-18 10:18:28

Written by Jay As a Software Guy ™ I tend to be way more comfortable reversing a binary than following the tracks on a chip and it’s for that very reason that I decided to document the process of hacking home routers the hardware way. The end goal, as always, is and see what kind of access can be gained and ideally get access to some kind of shell with root privileges.

Reddit Notification Router Mod - 2012-07-07 09:29:33

Written by Jay I wanted to be notified of reddit PMs when all computers were off. Unfortuantly I don’t have a phone which can subscribe to RSS feeds so the solution was to create a couple of (quick and dirty) shell scripts which will blink a LED on a modified Buffalo WHR-G125 router running Tomato firmware. Soldering is required to attach an LED to an unused output pin. If hardware hacking isn’t your strong point (god knows it’s not mine) you should be able to hijack one of the existing LEDs, such as DIAG or ROUTER.