Friday, September 21, 2007

Just a matter of time

It is reported that this box runs linux. Someone is going crack root on it, eventually, particularly among the 1000 or so boxes they have given away free to "white rabbits". It happened with Tivo. It happened with Linksys routers. It happend with iPhone. It will happen with the omma hub if there is enough interest in it.

What might somebody do with this device in terms of hacks? Here are a few ideas:

  • A very expensive trixbox

  • Run Asterisk on it

  • Intercept ooma calls for fun and profit?

I'm sure people will come up with many other ideas. Of course all of this is likely prohibited by the ooma terms of use, but I suspect so is Selling "white rabbit" tokens on Ebay - so when has that ever stopped hackers?

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