1. Replacing Disabled Hands with Bionic Prosthetics

    Adafruit Industries " Makers, hackers, artists, designers and engineers! | 26 Apr 2017 | 12:00pm CDT

    Scientific American has a hopeful piece on a new procedure for people who have lost sensation and function to a hand. Some 1.6 million people in the U.S. live with limb loss, according to a 2008 study, and that number could more than double by 2050. Modern prostheses enable replacements of limbs lost to injury […]...

  2. Von Neumann Machines Animated & Explained

    Adafruit Industries " Makers, hackers, artists, designers and engineers! | 26 Apr 2017 | 10:07am CDT

    From Stargate Replicators to Borg-like technology, the question of ‘von Neumann machines’ is both an intriguing and scary concept! Does the fact that they haven’t shown up yet prove that they don’t exist at all (not necessarily!) or are they possibly on their way right now? (Oh my!) Could human civilization eventually spread across the […]...

  3. NEW GUIDE: n3rfgun, Hacking the Nerf gun with NeoPixels #AdafruitLearningSystem

    Adafruit Industries " Makers, hackers, artists, designers and engineers! | 26 Apr 2017 | 10:04am CDT

    NEW GUIDE: n3rfgun, Hacking the Nerf gun with NeoPixels Awesome project to amp up a Nerf gun and bring out the kid in all of us. It’s my son’s fault, really. He came to me one day with a YouTube video of someone who modified a Nerf gun to make it fire faster. “Dad, can […]...

  4. Jewelry with Flora, Gemma and NeoPixels #WearableWednesday

    Adafruit Industries " Makers, hackers, artists, designers and engineers! | 26 Apr 2017 | 10:00am CDT

    From jacquic6 on Instructables: To make the infamous Peek Jewelry, you will need: – a adafruit Flora and Gemma or a neopixel, whichever one you prefer – some conductive thread (and optional, also normal thread if you want to sew something up without it conducting) – needles – a small battery pack, preferably to be […]...

  5. Sun Valley Garage Sale Leads to VHS Gold!

    RobOHara.com | 24 Apr 2017 | 6:00am CDT

    Last Saturday was Sun Valley’s annual neighborhood garage sale day. Rain or shine, whether we’re looking for anything in particular or not, we always go to garage sale, because it’s a tradition. Susan, the kids and I arrived at dad’s just before seven a.m. and had doughnuts and drinks (coffee for some, chocolate milk for...

  6. Bow To The Cow!

    CULT OF THE DEAD COW | 19 Apr 2017 | 10:44am CDT

    If you've been wanting to show your love and allegiance to the Cow but haven't known how, we have the perfect solution for you. Now available in limited quantities are a new round of cDc merchandise for your pleasure. First...

  7. The Criminal Case of the Treacherous Trespasser

    RobOHara.com | 13 Apr 2017 | 6:00am CDT

    In February, Mason made a poor decision and decided to leave his closed campus school for lunch, along with ten of his classmates. (Juniors and seniors are allowed to leave for lunch; freshman, like Mason, and sophomores are not.) When I was in school, kids who left campus usually did so to smoke. Not...

  8. Fender Bender on Main Street

    RobOHara.com | 12 Apr 2017 | 7:14am CDT

    My family and I were stopped at a traffic light (facing south) last Saturday evening when the accident took place. First, a tan SUV collided with a blue pickup. A white SUV then slid into the blue truck, while the tan SUV bounced off the blue truck and hit my black truck before coming to...

  9. 1581 Reasons

    RobOHara.com | 7 Apr 2017 | 6:00am CDT

    Although I used a Commodore 64 as my primary computer for several years in the 1980s, I didn’t own all that much hardware for it. Two floppy drives, a printer, a modem and a joystick were just about all needed to keep myself entertained for more than half a decade. People occasionally ask me if...

  10. InsomniaHack Trip Report

    Carnal0wnage & Attack Research Blog | 29 Mar 2017 | 10:15pm CDT

    Insomni'Hack Info:https://insomnihack.ch/Favorite talksBridging the gap between ICS(IoT?) and corporate IT securityStefan LüdersI really enjoyed this talk hearing how an organization defends in a BYOD & academic environment. Defense is difficult when you control the hosts, even more so when you you cant instrument the host and have to rely on network controls only.My favorite slide was their alerting stack:Not sure when the slides will be released but here is an older version of the talk I...

  11. One Page at a Time

    RobOHara.com | 27 Mar 2017 | 6:00am CDT

    Stacks of books Last week, I read two books: The Sun is Also a Star and The Amityville Horror. The Sun is Also a Star was written in 2016 by Nicola Yoon. It is the story of Natasha and Daniel, two seventeen-year-olds living in New York who meet and fall in love. ...

  12. Kano review

    Carnal0wnage & Attack Research Blog | 21 Jan 2017 | 2:32pm CST

    Below is a quick review of the Kano computer.WTF is it?The kano computer is a raspberry pi based computer that is meant for kids to put together and build themselves. Looks a bit like this:propaganda video:It ships with a nice guide that most kids will be able to follow to get the piece of the Kano computer up and running. Optionally you can also buy a screen kit where everything can fit all together in a tidy package. The screen kit that houses the raspberry pi and and keyboard is the reason...

  13. DevOoops: In-Memory Databases (Redis) Part 2

    Carnal0wnage & Attack Research Blog | 18 Jan 2017 | 6:18am CST

    Doing part 2 first as the altcoin mining stuff is interesting with the mongoDB/elasticsearch ransomware stuff currently going on.A redis developer dropped an interesting piece of info herehttp://antirez.com/news/96Namely:“However, the ability to control the server configuration using the CONFIG command makes the client able to change the working directory of the program and the name of the dump file. This allows clients to write RDB Redis files at random paths, that is a security issue tha...

  14. DevOoops: Client Provisioning (Vagrant)

    Carnal0wnage & Attack Research Blog | 16 Jan 2017 | 7:00am CST

    Notes from the 2015 Devoops TalkVagrant used to ship with a default keypair and was difficult to rotate.**fixed with new versions of Vagrant. Finding hosts using the default key still pretty likely.Did you change your SSH keys?Default Credentialsroot/vagrant vagrant/vagrantNo pass to sudo :-)Scanning for the default key using metasploit (ssh_login_pubkey module)Identify real from fake by ssh version scanLog in with private key...

  15. DevOoops: Client Provisioning (Kickstart Files)

    Carnal0wnage & Attack Research Blog | 13 Jan 2017 | 7:00am CST

    Notes from the 2015 Devoops talk. Posting it so i can remove it from the slide deck but still refer to it. Also relevant from a common problems with devops theme.Kickstart Files3 ways to set root password 1. Enter during installation 2. Crypted hash in the kickstart file “rootpw --iscrypted” 3. Clear text in the kickstart file “rootpw --plaintext”Examples Kickstart Files TakeawaysDon't leave these files in open sharesUse the crypted password option for filesHave a proc...

  16. cDc Day 2016 is upon us!

    CULT OF THE DEAD COW | 11 Jul 2016 | 8:45am CDT

    Suggested cDc Day activities include: 1.Take a trip to a 7-11 and reminisce about the convenience store as an institution, and its place in your life. How dependably open for so many hours! The wide variety of products in a...

  17. CULT OF THE DEAD COW Statement on Jacob Appelbaum / ioerror

    CULT OF THE DEAD COW | 6 Jun 2016 | 9:14am CDT

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 06-June-2016 CULT OF THE DEAD COW Statement on Jacob Appelbaum / ioerror Like much of the hacker community, we were troubled to hear the allegations of sexual abuse, manipulation, and bullying leveled against one of our members,...

  18. Regional Internet Registries: Quick links

    PENTESTIFY BLOG | 4 Jan 2016 | 10:26am CST

    Handy list of links, storing here for future reference when doing research. A regional Internet registry (RIR) is an organization that manages the allocation and registration of Internet number resources within a particular region of the world. Internet number resources … Continue reading →...

  19. Bulk elasticsearch file split

    PENTESTIFY BLOG | 13 Dec 2015 | 3:31pm CST

    Recently needed to split a pretty massive (2M line) file to bulk load into elasticsearch. I’m sure others have run into this same problem. Here’s the code: You can all call this: ruby ./es_split.rb [file_to_split.bulk] Since the file was actively … Continue reading →...

  20. Embrace the strange: support indy artist Victor Cayro this Sept. 10 in San Francisco

    CULT OF THE DEAD COW | 25 Aug 2015 | 8:52pm CDT

    Incredibly nice guy and friend of the herd (and co-founder of the mysterious DSSK collective) Victor Cayro will have an art show in San Francisco on September 10th. If you're in the area, please support independent art that stretches the...

  21. Friends of the Herd Doing Awesome Things: Carmageddon Part 1

    CULT OF THE DEAD COW | 21 Jul 2015 | 8:21am CDT

    Badass and scary as fuck at the same time. Good job! http://www.wired.com/2015/07/hackers-remotely-kill-jeep-highway/...

  22. Getting started in information security…. notes to a student

    PENTESTIFY BLOG | 7 Mar 2014 | 10:43am CST

    Recently had a college student reach out for advice, and thought i’d share with the class: My biggest issue with my current education is the broad scale and lack of clear direction on how to achieve my goals. I know … Continue reading →...

  23. The screen generation, indonesian translation

    €£ | 15 Jan 2014 | 7:32am CST

    The screen generation from 2008, the Cult of the Dead Cow textfile #412, has been translated to indonesian. Thank you! Pada dasarnya web adalah salah satu medium komunikasi kita, sehingga ini juga menyangkut aspek negatif serta kontradiksi umumnya yang terjadi dalam masyarakat kita. Ia juga dapat berfungsi dalam membangun ruang bebas serta penyebaran kritik terhadap kekuasaan...

  24. The gravity problem in the equestrian statue

    €£ | 6 Dec 2013 | 11:29am CST

    Progress in the technology of casting allowed for the equestrian statue to rise from the ground. In the animation we can see this historical development in just seven frames. view at Homeostasis Lab...

  25. Silberne Buchstaben in goldenem Licht

    €£ | 5 Dec 2013 | 3:22pm CST

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