Tech Tips & Tricks

3 Wege zum Funksteckdosen hacken

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Steckdosen mit Funkfernbedienung sind super praktisch, wären aber noch praktischer wenn man nicht auf die Fernbedienung angewiesen wäre. Vor einiger Zeit habe ich mir günstige ALDI Funksteckdosen (Tevion GT-9000) besorgt und gehofft, diese recht einfach mit einem Gerät wie der CUL ansteuern zu können. Leider Fehlanzeige, unbekanntes Protokoll, hat noch keiner vorher gemacht etc. Für die ebenfalls günstig zu erstehenden Intertechno (ELRO) Steckdosen gibt es genug Material im Internet, aber diese hier sind doch etwas hartnäckiger. Read More...

Dropbox Bytecode Decryption Tool

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Dropbox is actually just a python application, so it is shipping the bytecode of its modules which one could theoretically use in other applications. Also building a more lightweight dropbox-client, that does not come with its own interpreter, might be a goal. Apparently though, dropbox does not want this and makes it slightly harder to get to the bytecode. So here is a project I’ve been working on quite some time ago, which converts the encrypted python modules of dropbox to real python-2. Read More...

lxml-based BeautifulSoup loader

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With ElementSoup there is already a tool, that allows you to create an etree Document using the more fault-tolerant BeautifulSoup-parser. However, looking for the oposite direction (i.e. creating a BeautifulSoup document using the lxml-parser was not yet possible). In my experience, I discover BeautifulSoup’s API much more intuitive and useful, especially for quick scraping and data manipulation tasks. So the only reason to use lxml in the first place, is that its parser is much quicker and consumes less memory. Read More...