2 Mar 2018

Bsides Leeds 2018

Back in January I traveled up to Leeds to attend the first ever Bsides Leeds. There was a meetup on the evening before the event with a couple of talks planned that didn’t end up happening, although it
25 Aug 2017

Investigate Like A Rockstar

The latest book by Sparc FLOW happily coincided with a few days off I had France. This book comes from the perspective of a forensic analyst tasked with the initial response after a security incident has been identified at a (fictional)
20 Aug 2017

A Day at BSides Manchester

This was the first BSides event I’ve attened and it was a lot of fun. I’ve heard people in the past say that it’s not what you directly learn at conferences but the discovering of things you weren’t
5 Aug 2017

Cracking NTLMv2 Hashes With A 1080Ti Graphics Card & Kali

As far as I’m aware it’s not possible to use the power of your graphics card inside VMware Player or VitualBox. Given GPUs are so much quicker at performing that type of computing I installed Kali on a
16 Jul 2017

Steel Con 2017

This was my first trip to Steelcon, I traveled up to Sheffield on the Thursday evening ready for an early start the next day for the workshops that I’d signed up for. After hearing lots of good stuff
15 May 2017

Hack Like A God

After loving the previous book by Sparc FLOW I had to buy his new book “How To Hack Like A God” (also known as “How to Hack A Fashion Brand”). I wasn’t sure how much of the
15 May 2017

Digispark USB Development Board

The technical description of the Digispark is that is an Attiny85 based microcontroller development board similar to the Adruino boards but cheaper, smaller and slightly less powerful. The less technical description is that it’s a small USB device that you can
30 Apr 2017

Pi Zero W & Kali

The Raspberry Pi Zero W can be bought for under £10 which is amazing value for the computing power it possesses. It’s also the smallest of the various models of Raspberry Pi’s which make it great for
10 Apr 2017

How secure is Wonga.com?

Over the weekend money lender Wonga.com announced it has suffered a large data breach that could affect up to 270,000 UK customers. The data stolen includes personal information such as names, addresses, phone numbers and bank details
8 Apr 2017

Passwords In PHP Code

You could have a site/app that scores A+ on SSL checker, have the best http security headers, use the best WAF and have full marks from an external penetration test but there are a few things that could still come