Grand Idea Studio

Threatpost

Tuesday, Jun 30th, 2015

One of the longstanding problems in security–and the software industry in general–is the lack of any universally acknowledged authority on quality and reliability. Product testing and certification authorities for software and hardware have existed for many years, but they are sometimes seen as ineffective or beholden to the manufacturers whose products they are testing. Creating an independent organization that will perform these functions could solve much of this problem. [ continue ]

The Washington Post

Monday, Jun 22nd, 2015

The seven young men sitting before some of Capitol Hill’s most powerful lawmakers weren’t graduate students or junior analysts from some think tank. No, Space Rogue, Kingpin, Mudge and the others were hackers who had come from the mysterious environs of cyberspace to deliver a terrifying warning to the world. [ continue ]

Bill Martinez Live

Wednesday, May 20th, 2015

Joe Grand joins us to discuss the claims of a hacker attack against commercial airplanes and what, if any, risks to the general public exist. [ continue ]

Gizmodo

Saturday, Mar 28th, 2015

Remember the Virtual Boy, Nintendo’s early, failed foray into virtual reality gaming? Twenty years after its release, somebody’s finally figured out the best use for the unwieldily console: Giving all of your friends a handlebar moustache. [ continue ]

Hackaday

Wednesday, Mar 25th, 2015

Mustache Mayhem is built into a Nintendo Virtual Boy housing. The Virtual Boy itself was broken, and unfortunately was beyond repair. Joe removed most of the stock electronics and added a BeagleBone Black, Logitech C920 webcam, an LCD screen and some custom electronics. He kept the original audio amplifier, speakers, and controller connector. Angstrom Linux boots into Joe’s software, which uses OpenCV to detect faces and overlay mustaches. [ continue ]

Press

Threatpost

Cyber UL Could Become Reality Under ...

The Washington Post

A Disaster Foretold - And Ignored

Bill Martinez Live

Passenger Hacking Into a Plane