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8891 – Santas leak (Hackvent 2015 Teaser)

04 Dec 2015

This was a fun and interesting challenge to kick off Hackvent. It took me 4 days to solve the problem! I strongly suggest you attempt the problem yourself before reading by solution. You can get the single image you need to do the challenge here (santa.png): Download Starting Image These are all the files/scripts I ended up with…read more.

 
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Advent Of Code: Day 3

04 Dec 2015

The Challenge

Solution A rather interesting challenge. I wasn’t too happy with my solution but it works. I split up parts 1 and parts 2 so the code can be read more easily. Part 1 – Santa Solo Trip

  Part 2 – Santa + Robo Santa I didn’t like the use of the santasTurn boolean…read more.

 
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Advent Of Code: Day 2

02 Dec 2015

The Challenge

Solution This challenge was very simple. I whipped up a short python script that solves it. The use of sorted to get the second smallest integer is not pretty but insignificant with such small numbers.

 

 
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Advent Of Code: Day 1

02 Dec 2015

The Challenge

  Solution Before part 2 of the problem was revealed I decided to tackle the problem using the command line. I cam up with the following command:

We echo the input and remove the ) symbol which leaves only ( and we use wc to count the number of  ( symbols which tells us how many…read more.

 
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5020 – Password protected ZIP

02 Dec 2015

To solve this challenge I simply performed a dictionary attack on the zip file until I had discovered the correct password. Linux tools available are fairly slow and may only test 1000-10000 passwords each second so I decided to use Accent Zip password recovery which is a commercial tool capable of testing upto 600000 passwords a…read more.

 
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7002 – Linux Security: Got Wurzel

02 Dec 2015

I log into the system to discover I am in a restricted shell. Some testing reveals I can run commands like ls but cannot run cat etc. I realise that I can use the /  character in arguments but not in the command name. So I can’t call any commands by path. Thus I can…read more.

 
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Fixing Mixed Content warnings using CRONjobs

02 Dec 2015

So if you, like myself, have a HTTPs only website you may have noticed that your green bar, green label or security shield (image below) disappears if your webpage fetches an image from another website over HTTP and not HTTPS. Chrome Secure Green Lock Now this isn’t an issue in itself which is why all…read more.

 
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CTF: HACKvent 2015 – Hacking-lab

30 Nov 2015

Hackvent 2015, a capture the flag event which runs over the course of December is about to begin! Click here to sign up and participate!

 
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How to fix your League of Legends Registry Paths (OP.GG fix)

30 Nov 2015

Artist: Awskitee The issue If you play League of Legends and use any third party tools (to record replays, enhance gameplay, among other things :p) then you have probably run into programs that ask for the path of your League of Legends directory. Fortunately, some programs can auto detect this using the Windows registry. However, if…read more.

 
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WordPress: Regexp and Post Views Counter Plugin

28 Nov 2015

Unfortunately, the WordPress theme I am using did not show any views for each post. While I already had an analytics account, I wanted to display the number of total unique views on my website. I quickly found a plugin called the Post Views Counter by Dfactory. I installed it and configured it so I could…read more.

 
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