Hacking the Cable Modem: What Cable Companies Don't Want You to Know

Capa
No Starch Press, 2006 - 320 páginas
2 Resenhas

In the beginning there was dial-up, and it was slow; then came broadband in the form of cable, which redefined how we access the internet, share information, and communicate with each other online. Hacking the Cable Modem goes inside the device that makes Internet via cable possible and, along the way, reveals secrets of many popular cable modems, including products from Motorola, RCA, WebSTAR, D-Link and more.

Inside Hacking The Cable Modem, you'll learn:

* the history of cable modem hacking
* how a cable modem works
* the importance of firmware (including multiple ways to install new firmware)
* how to unblock network ports and unlock hidden features
* how to hack and modify your cable modem
* what uncapping is and how it makes cable modems upload and download faster

Written for people at all skill levels, the book features step-by-step tutorials with easy to follow diagrams, source code examples, hardware schematics, links to software (exclusive to this book!), and previously unreleased cable modem hacks.

WARNING: The practice of modifying a cable modem violates service agreements, and hackers risk being banned by service providers for life. This book is not intended to be used for stealing Internet service or any other illegal activity.
 

O que estão dizendo - Escrever uma resenha

Não encontramos nenhuma resenha nos lugares comuns.

Conteúdo

1 A History of Cable Modem Hacking
1
2 The Cable Modem Showcase
15
3 A Faster Internet
27
4 The DOCSIS Standard
35
5 Whats Inside?
47
6 Firmware
55
7 Our Limitations
63
8 Reverse Engineering
73
16 Traditional Uncapping
153
17 Building a Console Cable
159
18 Changing Firmware
169
19 Hacking the RCA
183
20 Hacking the WebSTAR
189
21 The SURFboard Factory Mode
197
22 Hacking the DLink Modem
217
23 Securing the Future
231

9 Cable Modem Security
81
10 Buffer Overflows
89
11 SIGMA Firmware
107
12 Hacking Frequencies
115
13 Useful Software
125
14 Gathering Information
137
15 The Blackcat Programmer
145
Frequently Asked Questions
245
Disassembling
257
CrossCompiling
269
Acronyms
277
Index
281
About the Author
296
Direitos autorais

Termos e frases comuns

Sobre o autor (2006)

Profiled by Security Focus, TechTV, and the Register, DerEngel has been hailed as "the underground Prometheus of super-broadband." He has written several programs to simplify and streamline the uncapping process since he started hacking into cable modems five years ago. He currently heads TCNiSO, a group of hackers who have revolutionized reverse engineering techniques and produce free hackware.

Informações bibliográficas