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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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Posted in Hacking Lab

 

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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Posted in Server Management

 

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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Posted in Website Development

 

How to get overall CPU utilization from the bash command line (Linux)

27 Nov 2015

For a little project I worked on I needed to get the CPU utilization as a percentage. I Google’d the issue and searched for “cpu utilization bash“. To my surprise there were no elegant solutions. Most just failed to work (on my machine anyway) while others were very inaccurate. For example, some would show the same number…read more.

 
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How to get an A+ on Qualy’s SSL Labs Server Test (Apache)

27 Nov 2015

The SSL Server Test by Qualy’s SSL Labs is an easy way to determine how secure your SSL set up actually is. You can run the test at: https://www.ssllabs.com/ssltest/ This is the score for this domain/server:   How to get an A+ score on an Apache HTTP server The default Apache configuration for websites running HTTPs leaves your…read more.

 
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Simple Buffer Overflow Example

23 Nov 2015

I’m posting this example because the current buffer overflow examples on the web are not that good. This is a step by step guide to how to exploit a program that is vulnerable to a buffer overflow attack. The Code

This is the vulnerable code that we will be attacking. In this case, the…read more.

 
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Finland MSN XSS Vulnerability

08 Sep 2014

The search bar on this page fails to encode the quotes (“) and as a result a onMouseOver event tag can be attached to the search bar which allows an XSS attack to occur. Code:

 

 
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CSE.UNSW.EDU.AU XSS Vulnerability

08 Sep 2014

The staff search page does not sanitise the input of the ID field allowing an XSS attack to be executed.     Code:

 

 
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