Using JTR to Crack Office Documents

Using JTR to Crack Office Documents

John the Ripper is a free multi-platform password-cracking software. This article is not intended to be a comprehensive guide to jtr, rather a quick...

Sunrise at Cape Henlopen

Cape Henlopen is the southern cape of the Delaware Bay along the Atlantic coast of the United States. It lies in the state of...

Bash Scripts and MySQL

I frequently use MySQL to store data collected or processed by various shell scripts. The database comes in handy when massaging data with good...

Backing Up WSL Images

Microsoft's WSL is interesting. I'd go as far as to say that I like it. The mistake here would be to forget that your...

Updating PHP 5.6w to 7.1u on CentOS 6.10

This is mostly just a note to self. As I mentioned previously (probably more than once), I very much dislike systemd and will stick...

Verifying SNMP Connectivity on Multiple Hosts

I needed to check if SNMP was accessible on whatever live servers that existed in a particular subnet. Here's a quick script to do...

Bulk-Adding IPTables Rules

I've been using my mod of this handy script to block countries with iptables. One issue with the script is that it is adding...

Late Night Rant: Trump, Bolton, Iran, Saudis

Usually I try to keep politics out of my blog, but this time I just can't resist. A few days after Trump fires Bolton...

Windows 10 Upgrades

I did the only sensible thing and disabled automatic updates on my two Windows 10 laptops. Microsoft's belated foray into the world of CI/CD for...