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Live NetBSD bootable USB image Sandokan

Finally the first version is out for anybody to experiment with. All the information is on the project’s page @ Made a short video demo here Unfortunately DuneLegacy crashes under Qemu as well as some ScummVM games (EOB 1 … Continue reading

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4.3BSD tiny Webserver

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Playing around with 4.3BSD in simh vax emulator, I wanted to put the 4.3BSD to some use. I have used my image that I have made available here which includes GCC to compile the code. While I could not … Continue reading

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Tru64 5.1B Unix and Oracle 9i infosec exercise

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This is something I have been working on for some time. People often forget older technology that becomes useless and obsolete, but I find it useful in infosec education as well as a platform to practice skills against unusual environment … Continue reading

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4.3BSD and Metasploit

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One of the best InfoSec books of all time in my opinion is the Cliff Stoll’s Cuckoo’s Egg ( which pretty much covers all the hacking basics as well as the defence.  There is even a real movie/docu with … Continue reading

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SANDOKAN – NetBSD based Penetration Testers system

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I wanted to create my own non-Linux based InfoSec orientated system (There is Kali Linux of course which is great) and lately I have seen a Windows based InfoSec system called Commando VM ( ) My private project is … Continue reading

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pkgsrc-2019Q2 on Solaris 10 x86

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Continuation of the previous pkgsrc setup on Solaris 10 x86 (64bit); I wanted to keep specific notes here separately, which might help some if they struggle. ISSUES: /usr/pkgsrc/devel/libidn2    (Does not build with gcc6 from pkgsrc, it builds fine with … Continue reading

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Solaris 10 x86 in VirtualBox InfoSec exercise ( CVE-2019-2832)

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One good lesson I have learned over the years from the  InfoSec perspective, is to be able to perform the boring things every UNIX admin knows by heart and is their daily routine. That is a full A-Z installation and … Continue reading

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Metasploit Framework vs. Android 8.1.0 Oreo

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Since we have been doing all sorts of customization against Windows/Linux targets for meterpreter/mettle loaders in the past, it is a right time to do one against the ever popular Android platform. We have done the installation in Qemu (under … Continue reading

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Android 8.1 in qemu and Burp Suite SSL interception

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In this exercise we will run the latest Android Oreo (8.1.0) x86_64 under KVM accelerated Qemu and forward all internet traffic from the Android through Burp Suite running on our Linux x86_64 host. We will be using the following software … Continue reading

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Running macOS Catalina Beta on VirtualBox Linux

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As of VirtualBox 6.1 Clover.iso is not needed, since VirtualBox supports EFI APFS boot now Short entry here how to get the latest macOS running inside the VirtualBox on your Linux machine (x86_64 Intel) We will need the following … Continue reading

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