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I Sent You a Spam DM on Twitter

This morning, I received a SPAM direct message on Twitter, and of course, I thought that the person’s account had been somehow compromised, and as usual, I sent a small tweet saying, “Your account has been compromised, you might have to change your password”.  An instant later, I received a tweet from the same person, […]

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Blackhole.BN exploit analysis and removal

Yesterday, a friend told me that a website we know had be infected by the blackhole exploit kit, and showed me a screen capture of his antivirus disallowing the access to the page. I immediately decided to open a virtual machine, and load the website to have a closer look. The paged didn’t looked suspicious […]

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The bad, The good, and The ugly Picture

This is a subject I wanted to write about for a while, and here it is, after a long hour of playing God of War Ascension, I saw the avatar of a friend of mine and it directly reminded me of the post I wanted to write. Should parents post pictures of their children online […]

Google Two Factor Authentication and SSH

For my research and during my free time I’m managing and using multiple  GNU/Linux machines over SSH so I decided to try the Google Two Factor Authentication. Google Authenticator is a completely open source project, this means that you can compile the sources from scratch, contribute to the project, or even examine and read the […]

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[Review] Practical Lock Picking

Lately I bought the book “Practical Lock Picking : A physical Penetration Tester’s Training Guide”  by Deviant Ollam, and I loved it.  I have been practicing lock picking since a year now and always enjoy  such as great reading to improve my hobby skills. The book takes a practical approach and describes locks with clear […]

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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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Facebook HOAX [Phone Numbers Have Names]

Today I have seen a few people on my news feed talking about  : “Your Phone Number has a Name on Facebook“, as I am a curious person I wondered what the fuzz was all about and read the small image til the end. 1) enter @ followed by [ then a 3 digit number followed […]

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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Forensic : Disable Pattern Locks on Android

This morning I came across this new method to “Disable Pattern Locks on Android” and I believe that it’s an awesome news for the forensic world. From a mobile forensic point of view, the news will help forensic examiners to recover data, however the forensic examiner will have to delete files and the phone and […]

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