9 Jul 2018

Steelcon 2018

This was the second year I’ve made it up to Steelcon and it was great fun. My favourite part is always the workshops on the Friday, this year I attended: Bluetooth hacking with James Ogden (@linuxthor) which
3 Jun 2018

Defeating Password Managers

Over the last few years the use of password managers such as Dashlane, 1Password and LastPass have become common place in organisations. They’ve also been highly promoted as good practice by almost every security expert including password god
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