1. Back to School

    RobOHara.com | 24 Aug 2016 | 6:00am CDT

    Last Thursday, Mason and Morgan went back to school. Today, it was my turn. This semester I’ll be taking three graduate classes: Commercial Nonfiction, Graduate Tutorial in Writing, and Epublishing, for a total of eight credit hours. I suppose it’s not very cool to admit that I am looking forward to each of these classes....

  2. Di Peng’s Headset Simulates Dementia #WearableWednesday

    Adafruit Industries " Makers, hackers, artists, designers and engineers! | 24 Aug 2016 | 6:00am CDT

    From dezeen: The helmet affects each of the senses, in an attempt to replicate many of the challenges faced by dementia sufferers. The translucent, egg-shaped device sits over the wearer’s entire head, and includes a mouthpiece, earpiece and screen that covers the eyes. “As a research tool, Dementia Stimulator is an open-ended design that welcomes […]...

  3. Land Maps Reimagined as Charts of Land by Latitude and Longitude

    Adafruit Industries " Makers, hackers, artists, designers and engineers! | 24 Aug 2016 | 5:31am CDT

    These are quick studies by Andy Woodruff that squish the existing continents into charts of land by latitude and longitude. Some interesting observations: by longitude, Africa’s continental shape basically inverts; You can slightly notice India’s sub-continental protrusion upside-down as well; by latitude South America does something similar, and is the only continent still somewhat recognizable; […]...

  4. A Stunning Visualization Of How Light Pollution Hides The Night Sky

    Adafruit Industries " Makers, hackers, artists, designers and engineers! | 24 Aug 2016 | 5:00am CDT

    Interesting article, via fastcodesign When was the last time you saw the stars? If you live in a heavily populated area, chances are it was a really clear night and all you saw was a muted speckling of lights across the heavens. To Sriram Murali, that’s a travesty. When he showed his friends and colleagues […]...

  5. This Wearable is Perfect for Day of the Dead #WearableWednesday @brasst #wearabletech #arduino

    Adafruit Industries " Makers, hackers, artists, designers and engineers! | 24 Aug 2016 | 4:00am CDT

    Tami Brass is the Director of Instructional Technology at the St. Paul Academy and Summit School in the midwest and she knows how to take any topic and infuse it with tech. She’s taken a Dia de los Muertos pendant and hacked it with a Lilypad ProtoSnap Development Board and Pulse Sensor Amped. What class could this […]...

  6. 21 and 43

    RobOHara.com | 23 Aug 2016 | 6:00am CDT

    Last Friday, my wife and I celebrated our 21st wedding anniversary. Yesterday, I turned 43-years-old. For our anniversary, Susan and I took a few hours off from work and drove out to Norman to run a couple of last minute errands before the spring semester begins. While in Norman I picked up my parking pass,...

  7. Goodbye, Rio Olympics!

    RobOHara.com | 22 Aug 2016 | 6:00pm CDT

    Yesterday over dinner my mother asked me how much of the 2016 Rio Olympics I had watched over the past two weeks. My response? “Every minute of them.” Obviously, that wasn’t entirely possible. Over the past two weeks there have been times when Olympic events were being broadcast on up to four different cable channels....

  8. Star Wednesday: Kenny Baker’s Autograph

    RobOHara.com | 17 Aug 2016 | 6:00am CDT

    I don’t own many autographed items. I have one Atari 2600 cartridge signed by the programmer (Yars’ Revenge, by Howard Scott Warshaw), a show brochure I had autographed by David Copperfield in the mid-1980s, and three books signed by their respective authors: hacker Kevin Mitnick, magicians Penn and Teller, and my writing professor, Deborah...

  9. Releasing an Apple IIe’s Magic Smoke

    RobOHara.com | 16 Aug 2016 | 6:00pm CDT

    On July 21, 2016, Ancient Legends was released for Apple II home computers. The game is similar in design to classic role playing games from the 1980s like Ultima and Bard’s Tale, and I was greatly looking forward to trying it out on my vintage Apple IIe computer. A few years ago I purchased a...

  10. Exporting workspaces from your MSF database

    :Carnal0wnage & Attack Research Blog | 13 Aug 2016 | 6:48pm CDT

    Quick and dirty hack to export all your findings/host/services/etc and creds from your metasploit databaseNormally you'd do this with a:workspace myworkspacedb_export -f xml -a /path/to/file.xmldb_export -f pwdump -a /path/to/file.pwdumpThis can be tedious if you want to spin down an instance with tons of workspaces on it. So I wrote a quick resource script to get it done. This takes a list of workspaces. I'm sure you can programmatically retrieve the workspaces but I didn't. Code below...

  11. Got any RCEs?

    Carnal0wnage & Attack Research Blog | 1 Aug 2016 | 11:21am CDT

    Security is a boomin’, and so there are many different appliances to protect your network. Some of them do very little to protect, some of them open new holes in your network.In line with best practice, many Security teams capture all network traffic using a variety of solutions, some closed, some open source. Once the traffic is stored, it can be used to detect badness, or just examine traffic patterns on corporate assets.One of these open source options is NTOP, which of course has an ap...

  12. 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...

  13. Attack Research is Hiring!

    Carnal0wnage & Attack Research Blog | 13 Jun 2016 | 12:57pm CDT

    It is very rare we post a public job ad. Right now we have one position open with more on the way. http://www.attackresearch.com/jobs.htmlPlease take a look and apply if interested. Or if you know anyone interested, please pass the word along.

  14. 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,...

  15. BlackHat 2016 Classes

    Carnal0wnage & Attack Research Blog | 25 May 2016 | 6:09pm CDT

    BlackHat 2016 is quickly approaching! Early registration ends on Friday. So can save a few bucks and use that to go to Defcon 2016.This year we have decided to split our Tactical Exploitation class into the two major platforms that are covered; Windows and UNIX. The classes are scheduled back to back. So if you sign up for both classes you will get the same Tactical Exploitation course.This decision came from feedback of the students who only seemed to care about one platform or another. We...

  16. Subtee regsvr32 sct with metasploit web delivery

    :Carnal0wnage & Attack Research Blog | 10 May 2016 | 9:42pm CDT

    So I put this out on twitter but failed to document it for historical reasons/find it when I need it.I was able to replace the PoC payload with the payload from Metasploit's web delivery and it worked just fine.original PoC here: https://gist.github.com/subTee/24c7d8e1ff0f5602092f58cbb3f7d302#file-backdoor-sctBelow we can see the replaced payload:...and receiving the shell after running the command from the command line...

  17. 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 →...

  18. 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 →...

  19. 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...

  20. 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/...

  21. Monday Morning Schadenfreude Jr.

    CULT OF THE DEAD COW | 20 Jul 2015 | 6:21am CDT

    Prepare the Schadenfreude Cannons! Couldn'ta happened to a nicer bunch of guys. Harf! http://krebsonsecurity.com/2015/07/online-cheating-site-ashleymadison-hacked/...

  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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