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[Version 1] Less Conspicuous Than A Ducky... An Mp3 Player!

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So right now I'm on a bus on my way home from The Next HOPE and I had some time on my hand so I updated the Rockbox install on msy Sansa e280 to the latest build.

Now I had kind of dropped off on the Rubber Ducky development as a result of a busy work load and dropping off the IRC because I felt DD3 was being an argumentative douche. But tonight I noticed something that has me excited about it all over again. Apparently beginning in Rockbox 3.5 players with USB support can be used as USB HID devices. It works really well out of the box and Rockbox has a great developer community so I think I have a new platform I'm going to use for Ducky development.

It's super inconspicuous to plug in a MP3 player to computer to download a song, transfer a file, charge a dead battery, etc... A Rockbox'd mp3 player plugged into a computer raises fewer flags than a odd looking duck plugged into a system, and the mp3 player already has onboard storage, a display, and plenty of buttons. There is even a text editor in Rockbox so you could customize your script before plugging in to run it. Rockbox is really a whole OS for your MP3 player, a desktop system the size of a pack of gum.

http://www.rockbox.org/wiki/MajorChanges

http://www.rockbox.org/tracker/task/10468

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Eureka !!!

I knew there was a reason for not trashing those old mp3-players in the drawer :)

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I'm not a hardware guy, so does this mean that almost all USB devices can be turned into USB HID devices? Or is it something in the MP3 player?

edit: nevermind, i read http://www.hak5.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=16756

This is fantastic. The only problems I see with this is 1) most mp3 players that support Rockbox are bulkier than the tiny teensy, and 2) that you'll have to carry around the cable.

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I'm not a hardware guy, so does this mean that almost all USB devices can be turned into USB HID devices? Or is it something in the MP3 player?

edit: nevermind, i read http://www.hak5.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=16756

This is fantastic. The only problems I see with this is 1) most mp3 players that support Rockbox are bulkier than the tiny teensy, and 2) that you'll have to carry around the cable.

Yeah but nobody cares about that anymore because it is so common to carry around an mp3 player and require a charge on the go.

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