• Creative Structure is Key by Haruki Murakami

    Creative Structure is Key by Haruki Murakami

    There is a quote I read today by Haruki Murakami that really made me sit back and think about how I handle all my daily task and projects.  Especially with my obsession lately for absolute peak performance in my life. “When I’m in writing mode for a novel, I get up at four a.m. and
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  • FreeBSD pkg_add little trick

    FreeBSD pkg_add little trick

    So don’t ask me why but I decided to run FreeBSD 6.0 on an older Dell Latitude laptop. Install goes fine. But now I’ve got an issue. When trying to install a package I get the troublesome ftp error (cannot find this location dummy). But this was quickly resolved with the following. You can also
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  • How to Install Bro IDS 2.5 on Ubuntu 16.0x

    How to Install Bro IDS 2.5 on Ubuntu 16.0x

    I decided to write out the steps I took to for installing Bro IDS 2.5 on Ubuntu 16.0x. Before we begin installing Bro from source we need to make sure we have all the correct dependencies. On Ubuntu 16.0x you can run the following: sudo apt-get install cmake make gcc g++ flex git bison libpcap-dev
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  • How to Visualize Network PCAP Files in Kali Linux

    How to Visualize Network PCAP Files in Kali Linux

    So this past weekend I attended the Security Onion Conference in Augusta, GA.  While sitting in the back listening to some great speakers, @pentestfail and I were hacking away on a side project of his that involved analyzing a decent number of PCAP files. As usual I was doing my analysis using Wireshark.  But when
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  • WORKOUT

    WORKOUT

    So I’ve been getting up @ 5am to workout and I must say that I’m pretty psyched about it. Well not the getting up at 5 part. But I’m pretty happy that I’ve been consistently going to the gym lately. My six-pack is just a few short months away from finally arriving!! I’m working on
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  • My Favorite New Toy – Nokia 770

    My Favorite New Toy – Nokia 770

    So I’ve had my Nokia 770 for awhile now and I love this thing. I recently upgraded the memory in mine to 2Gigs which really improved it’s performance. I generally use it to check my email and check on quotes for various stocks and such. It’s pretty sweet. http://amzn.to/2lbKDYa

  • SkyDog Con CTF – The Legend Begins

    SkyDog Con CTF – The Legend Begins

    Sky Dog Con CTF – Over but not forgotten. Download Link http://bit.ly/SkyDogConCTF Instructions The CTF is a virtual machine and works best in Virtual Box. This OVA was created using Virtual Box 4.3.32. Download the OVA file open up Virtual Box and then select File –> Import Appliance. Choose the OVA file from where you
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  • Own Windows with PowerShell using Nishang

    Own Windows with PowerShell using Nishang

    Nishang is a framework and collection of scripts and payloads which enables usage of Windows PowerShell for offensive security and post exploitation during Penetraion Tests.  The scripts are written on the basis of requirement by the author during real Penetration Tests. PAYLOADS It contains many interesting scripts like download and execute, keylogger, dns txt pwnage,
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  • Kioptrix Level 1 Hacking Challenge Walkthrough

    Kioptrix Level 1 Hacking Challenge Walkthrough

    This is a walkthrough for Kioptrix Level 1. Although getting root on this box is pretty straightforward it’s a great place for those looking to get their feet wet when it comes to boot2root VM’s. I actually suggest this as a starting place rather than something like Metasploitable2, which is almost overwhelming with it’s list
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  • Double Kill – Hacker’s Dome CTF Walk Through Part 1

    Double Kill – Hacker’s Dome CTF Walk Through Part 1

    This past weekend our Quantum Security CTF Team (consisting of Kamil @vavkamil and myself @jamesbower ) competed on the Hacker’s Dome – Double Kill CTF.  The competition consisted of two vulnerable machines with each containing both a user flag and a super user (root) flag.  We were able to capture both flags on the first
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