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July 31, 2014  6:28 PM

5 Languages for the Next Years

Eric Hansen Eric Hansen Profile: Eric Hansen
Security

http://news.dice.com/2014/07/29/5-programming-languages-youll-need-next-year-beyond/ As someone who is looking to start really breaking into the software engineering/programming field, this is a must read article.  Which, most don't surprise me (web 2.0 movement and everything around me needing...

July 31, 2014  6:25 PM

Python Better than Java?

Eric Hansen Eric Hansen Profile: Eric Hansen
Security

http://cacm.acm.org/blogs/blog-cacm/176450-python-is-now-the-most-popular-introductory-teaching-language-at-top-us-universities/fulltext

While its more objectionable than anything, the statistics still prove that Python is getting more love than Java now.  Which makes sense.  I wouldn't...


July 31, 2014  6:23 PM

PHP with formal spec

Eric Hansen Eric Hansen Profile: Eric Hansen
Security

http://news.php.net/php.internals/75886 This will make projects that branch off of PHP still maintain compatibility (as much as possible) with one of the most well-known server scripting languages out there, PHP.


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...


May 10, 2011  9:21 AM

Two-Factor Authentication via SSH

Eric Hansen Eric Hansen Profile: Eric Hansen
Security

Security and smart phones, a great combination when used in the right situations.  A while ago, Google released their two-factor authentication mechanism, as well as released software to run on iPhones, Blackberries, and of course Android.  Since they released this, I was wondering how long it'd...


February 21, 2011  4:17 PM

Drive Encryption (feat. TrueCrypt) Part 2

Eric Hansen Eric Hansen Profile: Eric Hansen
Security

Installation Unfortunately, TrueCrypt's official website does not offer a simple click-this-link-to-download, instead you have to choose between a GUI (x86 or x64) or CLI (x86 or x64) version. As my server's pretty old (read: very, very old), I had to use the x86 version, so I...


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