Questions tagged [communication]

This tag is for questions discussing communication protocols, how they work and how to identify them.

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Likely protocol determination by chip IDs and connections?

CONTEXT: My first post in this stack. Absolute beginner at RE. Also generally a beginner at anything electronics. Please be kind and correct me instead of ridiculing me. GOAL: Replace a damaged ...
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Where should I hook more to analyze android Bluetooth communication?

I wanted to learn how other bluetooth applications connects bluetooth OBject EXchange Object Push Profile , as my app continuously threw famous errors socket might closed are timeout; read() ret : -...
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How to bypass certificate pinning on OS X and Windows [closed]

When reverse engineering a thick application it can be very useful to be able to see the network traffic it generates. Because of this, many applications use HTTPS to communicate with their servers. ...
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Trouble finding the right Checksum algorithm

After reading a lot of posts here and their solutions, Punching lines in CRC calculators for several days now. I can't seem to find on which Checksum this code is based. Background This is a data ...
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Do I have sufficient information to determine a checksum algorithm?

What I would like to know is whether or not I have sufficient information to determine a particular checksum algorithm being used. In my case I have a very large stream of data with many frames of ...
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Infrared Remote Control Programming / Development

How do I create an infrared remote control development environment in Linux? My short term goal is to find out available command codes accepted or recognized by the infrared receiver on my older ...
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Reversing a serial communication with two inputs

I'm making a device that needs me to transfer some sort of initiation code like handshaking to start further communications. There is 2 inputs and 2 outputs the first output is pretty similar to a two'...
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Sending image to Epson wireless Projector (SOLVED!)

I have an Epson Ex5220 that doesn't have a linux driver and have been trying to work out communication through wifi. I can connect and send images captured through packet traces from a Windows machine ...
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Finding the h.264 stream in a bytestream

I have a bytestream that contains h.264 bytestream packets in it. How can I find it? Output from stream: https://mega.co.nz/#!3llAnLaQ!pc1JPDpDOP6948F2x44LqeYm-p5CDnb91Da334rt4fY The first 13 bytes ...
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Identifying the pinout of an unknown protocol (Rollei 6000 Camera-Lens communication)

I would like to control a lens with an Arduino board, but of course, I first have to find out how the protocol works. Using an oscilloscope I was able to find out that the protocol uses High and Low ...
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Disassemble communication protocol for an old device

I have an old device connected to personal computer via specific PCI card. Device is handled with C++ control application, which is not able to run on new versions of Windows. Manufacturer of that ...
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What techniques are used in reverse engineering a serial protocol?

I'm working with a small public transit agency on a neat open-source project that will help us to offer realtime data to local developers. A key piece of data we need is the current bus route a given ...
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Exposing the connectors in a package on package

To analyze the communication protocol between two chips running unknown firmware, we eavesdrop into the communication bus between the chips. In the ideal case, this is “just” a matter of matching ...
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Determining communication protocol

I have two chips that are connected using two lines. One appears to be the clock line (50% duty cycle), but it doesn't have to be (sometimes constant high). The other line appears to be totally random,...
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Determining RS232 bus settings

I have a device with two chips without part numbers. It looks like their using RS232 for serial communication (proper setup, right voltage), but I do not know the bus settings (speed, parity, etc.). ...