Vault 7, Year Zero – stolen CIA hacker tools and current affairs. Part 1.
Mar11

Vault 7, Year Zero – stolen CIA hacker tools and current affairs. Part 1.

Vault 7, Year Zero Unless you live under a rock, none could’ve missed the headlines in the news stating the fact that a bunch of documents and hacking tools, stolen from CIA, had been handed over to Wikileaks who now released the first part in a partly censored form. It was censored to hide the identities of the CIA staff but also censored in order to not spread the actual tools of the trade that allowed the likes of CIA, GCHQ...

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IoT and (lack of) security?
Oct25

IoT and (lack of) security?

Internet of Things, Distributed Denial of Service – botnet script kiddies or more sinister players? I doubt few missed the massive outage a few days ago when Dyn’s DNS service was rendered useless by a massive DDoS attack. What made it worse is that many of the big players (Twitter, PSN, GitHub etc) had put all their eggs in the same basket and had no alternate DNS and thus disappeared on the internet. I for one...

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Why Learn?
Aug02

Why Learn?

About a year ago Dave Jones at EEVBlog posted a video about “Why Learn Basic Electronics?” and I stumbled across it again today and it is more actual today than ever before. Why learn anything today since virtually everything is already there to buy, copy, download, steal or borrow? With “learn” I’m talking about the know-how to produce whatever you need from scratch, and without going first to Google...

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pentest for dummies – WarBerry on Raspberry Pi
May29

pentest for dummies – WarBerry on Raspberry Pi

a working pentest for dummies in a little box! Stumbled across a neat little project on Reddit the other day and I liked it so much I wanted to share!     Pentesting is something I’ve been doing for many years, and although a lot can be automated – much is manual work. That’s how I do it anyway, and that has always given me full control and the ability to act upon whatever I find throughout the session. The...

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Goodbye AVG – and why…
May24

Goodbye AVG – and why…

A story on how AVG went from hero to zero in less than a year…   I’ve been an avid user of AVG since the very beginning – 1997 to be more exact – when Grisoft started to sell licenses in UK. Back then it was the best by far anti-virus solution for Windows. I must’ve recommended it to hundreds of people throughout the years and the number of computers I’ve installed it on is vast, but here ends...

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Android – hidden and internal API’s revisited
Apr22

Android – hidden and internal API’s revisited

A few years ago I wrote a short article on how you can access, and use, Android internal API’s in Eclipse. This is still a popular article which still generate hits every day. Android – hidden and internal API’s Sadly it is perhaps a bit dated – especially since Eclipse is no more and Android Studio is the new toolbox, so I decided to see if I could do the same with Android Studio and Android 5.1 aka...

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