Jun 192019
 
Kelty Redwing Tactical 30 Full Load

First lets define what a get-home bag is … it is the gear you need to get you home in case of an emergency (but mine is designed, outside of food and personal documents, to last me forever away from home in the event I couldn’t return to home for some reason.  It is also designed that in case I do get home and for whatever reason home no longer exists, that I can survive indefinitely on the gear I have on me once I secure additional food.).  Home from where?  Home from wherever you are when you need it!  So while reading this, think about how you travel.  Do you normally drive, take a bus, a cab, uber, fly in a plane, etc?

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Jun 192019
 
Is your family prepared?

I get asked these questions often enough that it deserves to have an actual page I can just refer to instead of retyping the same thing over and over.  With all of the tornado’s this year that has affected people near me, and with many of my closest friends knowing I do a lot of things related to wilderness survival, I keep getting asked “what should I have in a kit to protect myself or my family”.  So here we are … discussing exactly that.

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Jun 242016
 

I hate when an application gets updated and then you have to remember how to make settings work that already worked previously.  So I am making this post as a reminder since it seems to not be a lot of info about it online.  If you don’t want to send things you delete to trash, which then requires you to go empty trash for it to really be deleted ….. then add a “Delete Permanently” to your right-click menu items.

Pretty simple to do …. just follow these steps:

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Mar 162015
 
Screenshot of psecio-parse scan

I used rips for many years to help with auditing source code.  Lets face it, anytime you can automate a mundane task such as source code auditing, you free up time for other things to be done…..plus if you have ever stared at source code for 14+ hours straight reading line by line by line ….. you know how well automation helps save your vision.

Anyways, today I found a new project at github and wanted to document how I set it up.  One thing to keep in mind is that this is a relatively new project, and with any new project of this size and scope … we can generally expect a few things …. lots of development changes and false positives.  Even with this being known, I still love the direction the project is already moving … so lets begin.

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Oct 272013
 

This is a really simple fix which will block the user enumeration on a wordpress site (like the method by wpscan).

Before I get into this, I am very well aware of the IfIsEvil page on nginx wiki.  But it also says on this page, “The only 100% safe things which may be done inside if in location context are:  return and rewrite as the last statement in a location block”  With that in mind, we are going to use ONLY rewrite as the last statement in our location block.

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May 182013
 

A long time ago, I created a database to hold passwords and their respective hashes for some 16 various hash types.  It has approximately 310,261,848 passwords for each type and is growing nearly every day as more password lists become available.  I found a pretty quick way to generate the hashes for these wordlists and wanted to share how it is done.  These hashes only work with unsalted/unpeppered passwords.

First, lets look at my table schema, which is very simple and very effective.  It uses an index on the hash + password column so there can not be any two hashes+passwords that are the same.  The types table is a  simple lookup table that references data.type 1 to a name like DES.  The primary key is on the name column.  I don’t claim to be a db administrator so if you spot any errors, let me know.

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Apr 192013
 

I have used dotster.com for dns registration since about 1999.  About two years ago, I transferred most of my domains to godaddy due to poor service.  I recently needed to update dns records for this domain, edwiget.name.  Godaddy doesn’t support .name tld’s so I had to leave this domain at dotster.  I had used dotster strictly for dns registration, and always pointed to my own name servers.  I needed to update nameserver information yesterday and it has turned into a nightmare.

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