Configuring a Password Cracking Computer

Configuring a Password Cracking Computer

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“Be willing to be a beginner every single morning.” —Meister EckhartDisclaimer: While the reason I'm writing this is because I was lucky enough to win a new cracking rig from Netmux's Hash Crack Challenge, I want to state for the record that he never asked me to blog about it, ... Read More
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Netmux’s Hash Crack Challenge Writeup

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"Good luck is when opportunity meets preparation, while bad luck is when lack of preparation meets reality" -Eliyahu GoldrattThis last week I participated in Netmux's Hash Crack Challenge, and this happened:HASH CRACK CHALLENGE Hash #2 has been cracked by @lakiw. Congrats to our winner and thanks to everyone that participated! ... Read More

Creating Long Term SSL Certificates

"It's constantly fascinating for me that something that feels absolutely right one year, 12 months later feels like the wrong thing to do." --Damian LewisOften I find myself having to create my own SSL certificates. Be it an internal web-server, or two scripts that need to communicate to each other, ... Read More
Solving Problems with Unknown Constraints

Solving Problems with Unknown Constraints

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"Software constraints are only confining if you use them for what they're intended to be used for" -- David Byrne (Of the Talking Heads)I recently had an ongoing conversation that spanned several days about the subject of solving mazes. A friend casually mentioned the "Same Wall Rule", (also known as ... Read More