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#1 2012-09-26 09:43:15

ronn
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Registered: 2012-09-26
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What is the status of the proxmark project ?

Proxmark3 is already a few years old and the feeling I got when researching the subject
is that the software cannot really be improved (due to hardware limitation ?)
Is it sill maintained and viable ? Is there a Proxmark4 planed ?
Also what about all the arduino frenzy ? Is it possible to make an arduino based Proxmark
simpler and cheaper ?
Sorry if those are dump questions I don't know much about electronics.

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#2 2012-09-26 15:40:11

vivat
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Registered: 2010-10-26
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Re: What is the status of the proxmark project ?

is that the software cannot really be improved (due to hardware limitation ?)

Hardware have some limits - slow USB 1.0, not so fast ARM CPU(AT91SAM), no external memory.

Is it sill maintained and viable ?

Yes, see official SVN.

Is there a Proxmark4 planed ?

I dunno, but I know 2 mods: PM3LCD and Proxmark3 from nullspace labs aka NSL.

Is it possible to make an arduino based Proxmark simpler and cheaper ?

I don't think so because ardunio have "hardware limitations" like slow 16mhz CPU.

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#3 2012-09-26 15:54:49

ronn
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Registered: 2012-09-26
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Re: What is the status of the proxmark project ?

Thank you for your precise answer Vivat.

From the NSL website I see a "Prox Shield - Arduino Hosted Proxmark" project. Don't know what this is.
Also I can find their mod. Isn't their mod the same thing than the PM3LCD ?

I've checked the SVN before but from what I understood it seemed that the code had reach kind of a dead end
and need to be redesigned entirely to go further but I don't know if this is because the code got too messy or due
to hardware limitation (not enough memory for example)

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#4 2012-09-26 16:54:01

vivat
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Registered: 2010-10-26
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Re: What is the status of the proxmark project ?

Isn't their mod the same thing than the PM3LCD ?

Well, they have started their own NSL_PM4, see their SVN. There is also PM3LCD ver. 1.7 by d18c7db. But the most stable and reach-feature device is original PM3 by J. Westhues.
The code consists of main 3 parts: client(PC) on C, ARM(C) and FPGA(Verilog). So you must have good coding skills to make complex sollution...

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