Testing a video post

Just a brief post to test the theme for posting a video as I plan on uploading some videos in sign language - will be editing the css file (gulp, I hate doing that)…

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BSides London 2014

I attended the BSides London 2014, and I also gave a talk titled "The Joy of Passwords" on the Rookies Track. What a fantastic event, it was well organised and had a large attendence despite the Tube strike happening at the same time. Here's a YouTube video of my talk at the Bsides London 2014. It was great to see Leeds Ethical Hacking Society as well as Abertay Hacking Society members (you cannot miss them in their hoodies) turning up for my talk, the support was vaulable. It goes to…

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Copy'n'Paste is Safe...is it?

I came across this site, I don't remember how I came across it. Once I find out the author, I'll be sure to credit him. It was actually an interesting site. I've done this many times - copied some terminal line commands and then pasted it directly into terminal to run. However this site made me rethink about me doing that now! I have been slowly but increasingly just typing in commands myself, but I'll be sure to do it all the time from now on. Looking at the source…

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Defending with Static ARP Entries (Linux)

ARP poisoning is something that's being taught at the moment during the course I'm on at university. Naturally because we do all our work in the "hack labs" where there's a sandboxed network with a proxy for Internet access. We are warned that in these labs, almost anything goes as we do have full control over the lab computers (ie installing any operating systems, with full root access). It's possible our computers may become a target etc. Essentially it's a network not to be trusted :-) Obviously I'll like to…

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Copy SSH ID to other machines from OSX

ssh-copy-id [-i [identity_file]] [user@]server And it doesn't exist on OSX. It's such a useful tool so thankfully there's a port available, just copy the following line and paste it in Terminal curl https://raw.github.com/beautifulcode/ssh-copy-id-for-OSX/master/ssh-copy-id.sh -o /usr/local/bin/ssh-copy-id && chmod +x /usr/local/bin/ssh-copy-id Thanks to Aaron Glenn and his port of ssh-copy-id here.…

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Victory at CTF

I'm pleased to report that my team won the CTF event setup by the Leeds Hacking Society. It was a fantastic time, with a good number of teams battling it out to capture as many flags as possible. My team name was "The Revenge of My Little Pony" which was just a random comment during a team name discussion and it got stuck there! In the morning, when we started the CTF, there was quite a lot of issues with our machines - random freezes and virtual machines not starting…

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