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Plot Pings With Gnuplot

Recently I was discussing some problems occurring on my landline with my ISP’s customer service, and some connectivity issues that they couldn’t fix. After sending them a couple of traceroutes, pings, router logs, I also decided to plot some of the data for them, because they seemed having difficulties to spot the problems. So I […]

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Brew Gnuplot on OSX Mavericks

I had to install Gnuplot today on OS X Mavericks.  To do so, I used homebrew, which is an easy way to install the missing packages from OSX, and that  I need to work. After typing in the following command in my terminal :

I obtained the following error :

I tried to  link the […]

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CPU Information on Linux and OS X

This is small blog post detailing how to obtain information on your CPU on Linux and Mac OSX. These commands give information such as the instruction set of the processor, the type of processor, the number of cores, number of CPUs, information about the caches etc. Linux : In Linux, the “proc” file system  is […]

Infinite Loop with Dashlane

Today I ran into my first problem using Dashlane,  do you remember this post where I said : “Guys you should use Dashlane because it’s awesome, especially in case of a password leak” ? I remember it well ! and I believe that Dashlane is an awesome tool to “avoid” your  passwords to be leaked. However […]

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Use cuda-gdb on OS X Mountain Lion

Last week I was using cuda and after an hour trying to debug my code I decided to see if cuda had something similar to gdb  and I came across cuda-gdb . Happy,  I opened my terminal and typed in a simple command to debug my small cuda application, unfortunately, I directly received an error message similar to this […]

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XSS in the iOS Facebook App

A few months ago, I found an XSS on the iOS mobile Facebook app, and contacted facebook about the flaw via their white hat page, unfortunately for me, I wasn’t eligible for anything because the flaw had already been reported (guys, even t-shirt would have been fun). Since the iOS mobile app had to be updated, I decided […]

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GCC in OSX Mountain Lion

A few days ago I reinstalled OSX Mountain Lion on my MacBook Pro, and each time I do, one of the first things I re-install is “xcode“,  because it  installs GCC  on the mac. As a programmer and ethical hacker I use mainly C, but yesterday I needed C++  , so as it was my first time […]

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Password Leaks and Password Managers

These last months have been very busy in password leaks, LinkedIn, Last FM, Yahoo, Le Figaro, PhAndroid, and finally today, I received an e-mail from Nvidia. After the Sony PS3 Network leak, I thought that I should use a secure password manager online, first because I ran out of passwords, then because I couldn’t memorize […]

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OS X Version of LDD

If you need to use the ldd command on OS X you will face an error.

However, there is a “similar” command called otool  on OS X that you can use :

For the one who never used it,  the ldd  command is used to show the dynamic libraries a executable is linked to, […]

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SSH known host on OSX

To manage my multiple machines and test computers on my local network I use SSH, and often after reinstalling a test machine I want to connect back by SSH and my Mac just pops me back this message :

I usually find this message quiet annoying, but knows the commands to avoid this problem, […]

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