Friday, March 29, 2013

NAND Gate Computer

I love all the action going on in homebrew computing. Kinda reminds me of the early days. And here's another one, using nothing by NAND gates.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Link changes *after* user clicks on it!

One of the most common pieces of advise we give is to be careful what you click on, right? Apparently, someone made that piece of advise moot, as there is a way to change the link *after* it's been clicked.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

A portable C-64

Have an old Commodore 64? Want to make it a portable C-64? Great article over on Hack-A-Day is just what you need!

Monday, March 25, 2013

Remember the IBM M keyboard?

Anyone else have fond memories of the IBM M keyboard? Apparently, there's a company that makes keyboards with the IBM M keyboard feel. Personally, I'll just keep trolling the thrift shops for an actual IBM M keyboard and save the cash ;)

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Going Google-free

So, Google has decided to kill off it's popular RSS tool, Google Reader. As a result, I've decide to stop using Google services, as I cannot trust them to be around when I need them. As such, I've stopped using Google Analytics for the blog, and only use what's built into the Jetpack plugin. Also, if you're reading this via Feedburner, please subscribe directly, as I will eventually kill the Feedburner feeds completely. I'll also be pulling the Adsense ads from the site as well. Not sure what I'll replace them with yet. These changes are similar to the changes Bruce Schneier made to his blog (though he did it for privacy reasons, which is also a motivating factor here as well).

On the non-blog side of things, I will probably go back to using Bloglines for my RSS feed reading, though it's changed drastically since the last time I used it. I'm also using DuckDuckGo as my primary search engine. I haven't decided on e-mail yet, as Gmail offers the most convenience. I may go back to hosting it myself, though, and using one of the many wonderful open-source webmail interfaces for it. The other Google services? I can live without or find other replacements that are more privacy-respecting than Google is.

Friday, March 22, 2013


Weevely is a stealth PHP web shell that provides a telnet-like console. It is an essential tool for web application post exploitation, and can be used as stealth backdoor or as a web shell to manage legit web accounts, even free hosted ones.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Great homebrew computer

I don't know how I missed it, but this has to be the greatest homebrew computer ever! Some of the features:

  • MC68008 CPU, clocked with 10MHz

  • 4MB DRAM, 512kB dedicated VRAM

  • Yamaha V9990 Video Display Processor

  • dual SID stereo

  • IDE/ATA and floppy disk interface

  • RTC

  • 10base-T Ethernet

  • PS/2 compatible Keyboard and Mouse ports

  • Two Atari style Joystick ports

  • RS232 and parallel ports

  • 32KB EPROM with IDE/ATA Boot Code

  • Enhanced Basic 68k

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Disconnect - Protect your browser from 'side-jacking'

Disconnect is a browser add-on that helps keep you safe from "side-jacking" and "widget-jacking" and the like.

Monday, March 11, 2013

All of Roy's shirts from The IT Crowd

The TV series The IT Crowd is one of the greatest things to come out of the UK, which is saying a lot, as there has been tons of great stuff coming out of the UK. And here's a site with all of Roy's t-shirts.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Bill proposed to ban traffic cameras statewide!

From my hometown newspaper, the state of Ohio has a bill in the works that would ban traffic cameras statewide! This is good news for a variety of reasons, not the least of which (and cited in the article) is the inability to face your accuser in court. This has always bothered me about traffic cameras, even if there were no other privacy concerns with them.

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Something old is new again...

Just a quick note to let everyone know I found a cool feature of Google Reader - it keeps the last 1000 posts for a given feed! This means that I am importing posts all the way back to 2006 into the current iteration of the blog. The sad part? I have to do it by hand, as the importers don't handle the file properly.

$12,000 Bitcoin Heist

Wow! Hackers apparently used poor security and DNS hijacks to steal $12,000 worth of bitcoin. Incredible story about the bitcoin heist.

Friday, March 8, 2013

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Free online crypto course

I love schools that put coursework online for free. Here's a free online cryptography course. The next session starts March 25th 2013 :)

Monday, March 4, 2013

Stats for February 2013

Being the first Monday of the month means one thing - time for a quickie stats update.

For the month of February, there were 73 visits from 41 unique visitors. By far, there were more visits from the US than anywhere else, but I had a visit from each of the following countries as well:


Also, three visitors are listed as "Unknown location."

By far, the most polular browser used was Chrome, followed by IE, Firefox, Safari, Android Browser, IE with Chrome Frame, Opera, and Uzbl.

The OSes of my visitors were Windows, Linux, Android, OSX, and iOS (in that order).

Until next month...

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Analysis of how Bitcoin is used

This is a few months old, and I meant to share it when I found it, but it's a paper on how bitcoin is actually used. Very interesting reading.

Friday, March 1, 2013

Tor proxy

I've been a big fan of Tor since the beginning, so I was excited when I stumbled across this tor proxy, which allows me to access tor hidden web services without having tor installed.