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Hacking famous brand devices Answered

Hi,

I have spend a lot of time hacking some scanner CCD sensor from different brand of scanner on the last few weeks to build a touch screen.

My idea was to make a database on the different PIN of the CCD of several brand of scanner to help people building their own. It's not always  that easy to play with an oscilloscope to reverse engineer those. But I was a bit hesitating on posting brand name like HP or CANON and explain how to crack the sensors. I wasn't sure if I could have some problem...

Any ideas?

Thanks

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dudes

2 years ago

You very well may run into some legal issues by doing that. What you should do is reverse engineer it, then privately share the information with anyone who asks, still risky, but much safer than just putting it out there.

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jeanotP1314dudes

Reply 2 years ago

Thanks,

Still not sure how risky it can be. As you can find so many hack on internet, with pictures and names of brand...

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jeanotP1314jeanotP1314

Reply 2 years ago

All right, I will add the names on my next update then :)

Thanks

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Kitemandudes

Reply 2 years ago

What legal issues?

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dudesKiteman

Reply 2 years ago

I'm not exactly sure, but I feel like if you were to reverse engineer and release the designs of a brand name devices, the companies wouldn't appreciate it, which is really not a good thing in today's sue-happy society. I don't know whether or not it would actually be illegal, but I think it would be risky.

Now, hacking the devices, that's safe. If you reverse engineer the designs, make your own modifications, and release YOUR designs, but not the original designs of the device, that should be fine.

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Kitemandudes

Reply 2 years ago

It's not the designs, he's releasing, just the pinouts - "this connection does this, that connection does the other".

My [non-lawyer] view; he's fine.

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dudesKiteman

Reply 2 years ago

Oh, yeah that should be perfectly safe. I thought he was going to reverse engineer them and release the designs.