"Sega's defunct Dreamcast gaming console, which has long since
stopped rolling off the manufacturing lines, has gained a
surprising new lease on life.
"Two security researchers on Friday showed attendees at the
Defcon hacking conference here how to reuse the small off-white
boxes as stealthy network monitoring devices.
"'When you only have a few minutes, you need to be able to drop
something off that will let you access the network later,' Aaron
Higbee, a consultant with Foundstone and one of the two programmers
who worked on the project, said of the Dreamcast consoles..."