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Hacker from the Shire

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A while ago I have seen a nice parody short comic strip from Middle-Earth, when Gandalf visited Biblo Baggins few years later after his adventures in the Lonely Mountain. Bilbo has of course brought with him the “one ” ring … Continue reading

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NetBSD 8 on Alpha ES40 simulator

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ES40 is the only open source emulator for the HP (DEC, Compaq) AlphaServer ES40. The current version is capable of running OpenVMS with some limitations. It emulates the Alpha AXP EV68CB processor and other devices.  ES40 emulator development has virtually … Continue reading

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Running macOS Mojave 10.14 on VirtualBox 5.2.18 on Linux x86_64

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Short entry here, since it was covered in the early article how to setup the Mojave-Beta in VirtualBox and Apple released the stable Mojave yesterday.  Maybe somebody will find it useful. We will download the Mojave dmg via AppleStore from … Continue reading

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Running Solaris 2.6 (sparc) on qemu-system-sparc in Linux x86_64 (Mint 19)

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Next chapter in our Computer Archeology articles. This time it will be about emulating the legendary Sun Solaris 2.6 that dates back to July 1997 and which included Kerberos 5, PAM, TrueType fonts, WebNFS, large file support and enhanced procfs. … Continue reading

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Running AIX 1.3 inside Virtual Box 5.2.16

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IBM AIX has been around many years , actually its 32 years now. The latest version is AIX 7.2 and runs only on IBM ppc64 architecture. However around the end of the 1980s  a special port of AIX came out … Continue reading

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Understanding how DLL Hijacking works

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It is vital to understand how these vulnerabilities in fact work (DLL Hijacking from valid Windows PE32 executables) So we will prepare a real world scenario and will use an outdated piece of software for this demonstration and run it … Continue reading

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Bypassing latest Avast AV on Windows 10 x86_64

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Short post here, Having read a really nice article about avoiding modern AVs (again and again) by @ParanoidNinja here  I have decided to add my 0.1 % of code to his to make it a little easier to use on … Continue reading

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