I.T. Security and Linux Administration:

May, 2014

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May 31, 2014  5:50 PM

User-mode kernel code??

Eric Hansen Eric Hansen Profile: Eric Hansen
Security

Its finally possible!  At least in Python. KPlugs (http://www.kplugs.org/) is a Python module that allows people to access data inside of the kernel itself, usually unheard of unless you write a crafted module or other driver. The security aspects of this is interesting, and I haven't really...

May 31, 2014  5:47 PM

Encrypted Persistence

Eric Hansen Eric Hansen Profile: Eric Hansen
Security

This isn't old technology, in that persistence has been around for a good few years, but now Kali Linux is offering it in encrypted form. http://www.offensive-security.com/kali-linux/kali-encrypted-usb-persistence/ Persistence in this from is basically a way for live USB-ran distros to keep...


May 31, 2014  5:44 PM

XSS Game

Eric Hansen Eric Hansen Profile: Eric Hansen
Security

Google has released an XSS game to showcase what and how XSS (cross site scripting) works. You can view it here: https://xss-game.appspot.com/ and its pretty fun, actually. Reminds me a lot of WebGoat but a lot less intense.


May 31, 2014  5:43 PM

R.I.P. TrueCrypt

Eric Hansen Eric Hansen Profile: Eric Hansen
Security

http://truecrypt.sourceforge.net/? This marks the end of an era with TrueCrypt ceasing operations.  Granted, it was nothing more than a distant memory for the longest time as better solutions came around, at least on Linux, such as dm-crypt. Its still sad to see this day come since I've used...


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