Archive for November, 2008

So here I was relaxing and watching Friends…when suddenly one of my old and almost forgotten ideas popped in my head. The problem context is as follow:

Let’s say you image(or you just want to search) a harddisk and want to know if the person  has any crypto containers on his/her harddisk? How would you go about this?

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Truecrypt Update & Speeds

Posted: November 23, 2008 in general
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Well truecrypt 6.1 has been released and I thought it was time to update my machine. Since I’ve started using truecrypt I’ve kept screenshot of the benchmarks so for the ones who love numbers here they are. I’ve also made volume headers backup and disabled the boot message that states the machine is encrypted with truecrypt. I have to admit I’m totally fond of truecrypt it’s easy and good for free. Oh and YES I’ve made volume header backups and rescuedisks, you never know when bad luck strikes.

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ubuntu 8.10 mobile support

Posted: November 23, 2008 in general
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w000t :D

I love it. It was like so easy to get my internet connection going on my ubuntu through my mobile phone. All I had to do was connect the mobile to my laptop using a mini-usb cable. Ubuntu then automatically recognized it all and all I had to do was choose my provider and it WORKED!!!

I’ve installed ubuntu 8.10 on my laptop just to see how it goes and well I have to admit it works pretty good. Until now I haven’t had any problem with it.

Well so much for my ubuntu experience, I’ll keep you posted because somehow I always screw up when I use linux. So I really hope I hang on to it this time.

busy busy?!?

Posted: November 12, 2008 in general
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Ah man…beeing busy really ***** (sucks). I don’t like censoring words….

Lucky for me this time it was pleasure busy. I’ve been away for a few days in one of the cities famous for their diamonds. It was really impressive to see a whole street with only juwel stores. The funny thing was that the local building for diamond exchange seemed to have better security measure then the bank that was next door. Just to clarify things up , I wasn’t there for the diamonds. Those are boring. They just shine and well shine. So what’s next? I’ve been thinking about posting my todo list but then again…if I do that people will actually see that I never get it done.

So I’ll just post stuff when it’s done.

For the moment beeing I’m concentrating on the latest burp release which is comming up in december I can’t wait till I can hit the download button. Got some nice ideas to expand the current poc’s I’ve written and hopefully abuse the new and improved API.

If you get the impression this was written in a hurry , yes it was. I’m tired and want to sleep but I also wanted to write so this is the end result, I’m now going to sleep.

Maybe “IDE Sniffing” is a bit misleading…but I was not sure how to call it otherwise. So this is the problem context: You need to know if a harddisk is encrypted but you are not allowed to disconnect or move the computer. You have no access to the computer, like no login,no firewire to exploit and no vulnerable services running. Let’s also assume that this computer is using normal IDE ( I know it’s a bit outdated) disks. How on earth are we going to find out?

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Intercepting proxies and other intercepting software like tamperdata are ideal tools to modify a http request or response when you are taking a peek into the nice world of web application hacking.

Burp suite is not free like webscarab but I like it because the interface is more intuitive. It seems though that wescarab-ng is doing a pretty good job on the interface part. So what is burp suite exactly?

From the burp suite website:

Burp Suite is an integrated platform for attacking web applications. It contains all of the Burp tools with numerous interfaces between them designed to facilitate and speed up the process of attacking an application. All tools share the same robust framework for handling HTTP requests, authentication, downstream proxies, logging, alerting and extensibility.

The best thing? It can be extended!

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It’s not always technical

Posted: November 2, 2008 in general
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Well like the title says you can’t always dedicate your time to technical things. I’ve always loved art…it didn’t really mather to me what kind of art it was as long as it really speaks to me.

So lateley I’ve encountered a art form I really like. Abstract expressionism. It’s wonderfull you can imagine all you want there is nothing defined and it really speaks to me.

I’ve encountered an artist who’s art I really like. It’s so full of color and so different. The only down part is , that her page is only in spanish for the moment beeing, I’ve emailed her and the english portion of her website will be published soon. I’ve added a non-technical categorie in the links section so you can all visit her page and enjoy her art just like I did.