So I was playing around with various ways of bruteforcing hashes, in partiqular I have a interest in the ways in one can “crack” TrueCrypt volumes — more on this in another post.
One popular tool is “John The Ripper” which however as per usual on Linux does not come in a nice pre-built binary but must be compiled manually; which of course has it’s advantages especially in this type of exercise where each cpu cycle is super important.
Upon running make I encounter the following error:
sha.h:4:25: ödesdigert fel: openssl/sha.h: Filen eller katalogen finns inte.
Or in english:
sha.h:4:25: fatal error: openssl/sha.h: No such file or directory.
This means you’ll have to install the openssl headers, on a Debian/Ubuntu-based system it can be installed like this (you may need to replace aptitude with apt-get):
sudo aptitude install libssl-dev
Thought I’d put this out there for future reference for other newbies interested in security and forensics.Read More
So basically, for anyone who does not already know, Google is closing down it’s “Google Reader” service to the dismay of all geeks and power users who have been using it.
I have since a few days back moved on to hosting my own instance of “Tiny Tiny RSS”, and found it pretty good as a replacement, there is even a separate project that makes for a good mobile/tablet experience (ttrss-mobile) using it as backend. More on this or post on alternative when I have settled for sure.
This post however is for those who have just liberated their data; which you can do too at the following link: https://www.google.com/takeout/?pli=1#custom:reader
You’ll end up with a zipped archive with a few files as seen in this picture.
The subscriptions are easily enough migrated to a new service, any starred items however are stuck in a file… read on..
I recieved 4.2.2 for my phone last week thru auto update, but I just flashed my Nexus 7 with Android 4.2.2 and my previous inability to use my bluetooth headset with it is no more. At last, Google, why you so slow with important bugs!?
Like many others (evident by the thousands of bug reports that went mostly unanswered) I had huge problems with the Nexus 7 and bluetooth, the audio would just not play without chopping and making it impossible to use in any practical sense. This was appearently a bug introduced in 4.2.1.
I did not manage to upgrade the “normal” way, by using the built in updater, it claimed problems with permissions and what not, I lost patience and did the following.
Download the latest ROM from the following page:
Run the following commands from a prompt where adb and fastboot is in the path already, in the dir where you saved the rom zip.
fastboot erase boot fastboot erase cache fastboot erase recovery fastboot erase system fastboot erase userdata fastboot reboot-bootloader fastboot -w update image-nakasi-jdq39.zip
Now enjoy your Nexus 7 with a bluetooth headset!Read More
Gore-tex seems to be on everyones lips. Having only ever had shoes with this mythical material I never had much experience with it for its supposedly superior breathability. The clothing also costing upwards to 600usd have kept it from me ever choosing one. Until now.Read More
Something I recorded during a Q&A at the convention earlier today. Awesome dude this is, down to earth.
Went to a SciFi convention today, this is most of my loot, pardon the cell phone quality. Note “Jason” (Kane Hodder) choking me, great fun, cool dude. Also, “Diana” (JANE BADLER) from V is a very nice lady for being an alien.
Especially happy to walk away with signed photos of Stewart, Frakes and Carrie Fisher as a super young hottie, around her 20s I reckon.
Pics and small stories from event in days to come…Read More
I was out and about with a friend of mine this weekend doing some photography in pouring rain, both of us with our full frame canon 5d3s. I have been itching for a 50mm prime lense and he happened to have one at f/1.4. This is f/0.4 less than the famous “plastic fantastic” at f/1.8, and also supposedly better and I am inclined to agree but only based on what I’ve read; that the f/1.8 auto focus is loud and I did feelt it up today at a store and the impression it left was that of a toy.
I took the below photos first using this f/1.4 prime lense, and the one to the right with my own L lense 24-105mm that only goes down to f/4.
Notice the amazing narrow depth of field on a full frame sensor at f/1.4 (left) with the buttery smooth bokeh compared to f/4 of the 24-105mm (right).
Read on for a sample gallery of photos I took this weekend with the borrowed Canon 50mm f/1.4, most if not all to showcase bokeh and the depth of field possible with this lense. I am definitely getting one for myself, I haven’t had this much fun taking photos in a while and I did never imagine having that fun with a fixed lense; but you live and learn right!Read More