Retrieved November 10, The booklover social networking site LibraryThing sells USB CueCats to aid with scanning ISBN barcodes for entering books into the site and a whole community of apps which have developed many uses for the CueCat scanner have appeared over the years. Method and apparatus for accessing a remote location by sensing a machine-resolvable code. Security breach In September , security watchdog website Securitywatch. The website has contained the following statement: Cat’s under the knife, see below on enabling a hidden anti-encryption setting with a different small modification to the: Will they ever be useful?

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Method and apparatus for allowing a broadcast to remotely control a computer. Because of the weak obfuscation of the data, meant only to protect the company under DMCA guidelines like the DVD protection Content Scramble Systemthe software for decoding the CueCat’s output quickly appeared on the Internet, followed by a plethora of unofficial applications.

This topic is currently marked as “dormant”—the last message is more than 90 days old. The problem was that each of these devices transmitted its unique serial number to the software so the parent company could track what you were interested in. Scanher of surveillance on the world wide web”. Launching a web site using a passive transponder.

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CueCat questions and help members messages About This topic is not marked as primarily windowss any work, author or other topic. I don’t want to spend a lot of time, effort, or money on trying to find a fix for this.


CueCat, a free barcode scanner from a now-defunct company named Digital Convergence. Method and apparatus for utilizing a unique transaction code to update a magazine subscription over the internet.

Cat to reverse the case of alphabetical characters from Code barcodes. Hi wizgage… I had actually completed the hack mentioned on the cexx site, but still no go. The data format was proprietaryand was scrambled so the barcode data could not be cucat as plain text.

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Those who now use CueCat to scan and run simple apps can utilize third-party software to decode the lightweight encryption employed within the device. I had one from a long time ago. French tech company Sigfox has developed a bite-size tracker that can be inserted into the horns of rhinos to help conservationists monitor and protect the endangered species.

As with any electronic device, make sure the power is disconnected before performing any surgery on the: It’s been a while since I did my research, so I can’t come up with any sources off-hand, though. The fact that I’m running Windows 7 probably has nothing to do with it; it’s apparently a hardware conflict problem.

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Accessing a vendor web site using personal account information retrieved from a credit card company cuect site. I will cover 2 different methods of disabling the serial number, both of which are fairly simple.

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Cat in the process, you can always get another one, they’re free: Grounding them had no effect at all. Rather mysterious to be getting different results from scanning the same barcode.

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Eindows turns the CueCat into a free, general purpose bar code reader. To my knowledge, DigitalConvergence still retains the patents and design info, which has not been released. Cat’s under the knife, see below on enabling a hidden anti-encryption setting with a different small modification to the: However, third-party software can decode the lightweight encryption in the device. Something To Do With Interwebs”.

The New York Times. Currently the website contains information about the device, its history and information on the company licensing the resulting intellectual property which numbers more than granted US patents.

Royal Institute of Technology. Method for controlling a computer using an embedded unique code in the content of CD media. In a bit of zen BoingBoing recently posted about a cuefat selling two million of these things.