In the world of firmware one figure truly stands out and that is Brainslayer, the famous German hacker. I came accross Brainslayer enquiring about who the best firmware writers in the world were and when I found out that his software was in use by around 100,000 access points I was super impressed. I contacted Brainslayer, Sebastian Gostchall over Skype and he responded. Two days later he was collaborating with FON in Madrid. We are very lucky to have him.

Now last night I was working late in Paris and Brainslayer shows up on my Skype again and tells me that he is working on a FON button so all the dd-wrt access point owners will be able to choose if they want to become foneros: namely if they want to contribute their access points for others to use when they come near their home and then get free wifi roaming elsewhere in the world. But he says the problem is that our web site is only now in Spanish, French and English and that he has a lot of users in Germany and Sweden. Nevertheless he says he has a solution named Dark. Now Dark could be one of Brainslayer´s most interesting hacks… This is Dark.

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