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Monthly Archives: September 2008

slithering along a file with python

Posted: September 25, 2008 – 9:25 am | Author: | Filed under: Tools

The ‘file’ command is a nice tool. It has a database of filetypes and “magic” numbers which correspond to offsets and values within a file and are used to hazard a guess as to what type of file it is. On my system, the /usr/share/file/magic database has 13474 lines in it. Quite a bit of […]

IT Security World 2008 — Wowzerz!

Posted: September 19, 2008 – 1:56 pm | Author: | Filed under: Conferences, Humor, Security Management

I just got back from the IT Security World Conference & Expo 2008.  This was the first time I’ve attended this conference. The speaker line up looked good. I wasn’t there to see the speakers though; I was an exhibitor working a phishme booth. I’ve spoken at DefCon, BlackHat, Shmoocon, etc…. but at this conference, I […]

Defcon 16 Review (where have you been?)

Posted: September 5, 2008 – 4:54 pm | Author: | Filed under: Conferences

Better late than never right? Since we basically missed all of Blackhat except Schmoilito’s talk this year (hey, pool security is important too), I’ve made a list of the best Defcon talks I heard this year. To sum it up: Cable Modems, Wifi, NMAP, and Mati Aharoni. Both Guy Martin’s and Blake Self’s talks on […]


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