July 10th, 2008
If your like me, quick on the draw with the context menu, then you probably have added your fair share of misspelled words to Firefox’s spell check.
To fix this, simple remove the offending entries from a file called persdict.dat in your profile directory.
On windows this file is located here: C:\Documents and Settings\*user*\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\*profile*\
I am not sure where it is located on linux, so just run locate persdict.dat
June 12th, 2008
Formerly known as Amateur Capture The Flag (aCTF), this contest pits
any Defcon attendee against the house (DC949) as well as other
contestants. There are a series of challenges of varying difficulty
involving a variety of things, including cryptology, stenography,
malicious software, and websites (and other services) just waiting to
Last year, DC949 reminded all the contestants why they shouldn’t
install software from an untrusted sources; this year we expect more
lessons will be learned the hard way. Is your software safe? What
about your hardware?
This contest is open to everyone, including novice hackers, and
is designed to challenge a range of skills and provoke logical
thinking. Each team will get one ethernet port (and we’ll do our best
to provide as much cat5 as we can afford). Donations are accepted
(paypal icon on the right). It’ll take place Friday and Sat from
10:00 - 22:00 (subject to change) in the contest room.
Registration is not strictly required, but it’ll help us plan things,
and those who register will be rewarded.
April 15th, 2008
Well I broke down and bought an xbox360 after my old xboxÂ´s dvd-rom died. Decent enough platform but it really gave me an excuse to play with my old linksys router that was just sitting around. I had installed openwrt’s white russian a few months back.
That project had started as a simple Rick roll device. Anyone who connected to the open wireless ssidÂ´linksysÂ´ was redirected to www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHg5SJYRHA0. This was a cute little routing trick, but ultimately immature (This could also read that I was unable to configure it so voip phones played the song.).
Well after that I got curious about what people were trying to do on my network. So with a screwdriver and a pile of parts I had laying in a closet, I cobbled together a server as a logging station and a gateway to an open wifi in my neighborhood that had the ssid Â¨FreeÂ¨. I was unable to connect to Free without my omni directional antenna. Then as the week went by I logged the huge amounts of traffic that flooded my tiny little gateway. All of 3 people, who checked there email, surfed ESPN and viewed porn. Greatly disappointed in my apartment complexÂ´s inability to take advantage of this fine resource I provided them and sternly refusing to blame myself for rick rolling the poor people for a month, causing them not to trust any open network regardless of the ssid. I put the router away.
But now that router is back acting as a wireless bridge between my home network and the xbox360. Which took an hour, but that was simply because I was playing with my own compile of openWRT. Which ended up making the router unusable, but not completly “bricking it”. So I guess the point of this post is to say thanks to the community and people who support openwrt.org. And thank you for providing so many easy ways to fix a botched firmware replacement.
March 18th, 2008
TabNavIt is a simple Firefox extension that allows you to change the selected tab by holding down right click in the content area and scrolling, each scroll click or unit corresponds to a change in the selected tab. TabNavIt also works with Chatzilla tabs.
The release is beta, bells and whistles are being added.
January 17th, 2008
Work has feverishly begun on this years contest, now know as “open Capture The Flag.”
We have released a video describing the name change, and what to expect this year.
December 8th, 2007
To keep this short and sweet I found some really old Visual basic code on some CD I had thought I had thrown out. One of the programs the User agent, has found a new life. Apparently some spam/hacker websites have been cloaking themselves from googlesearch bots showing different content etc. to boost the page rank. I wanted to see exactly what they were doing I changed the user agent using the plug in from: /chrispederick.com/work/user-agent-switcher/
to read: Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; Googlebot/2.1; +/www.google.com/bot.html). I use the useragent reporter, a program that just sits at port 80 and sniffs what comes through and use it to confirm what agent I am using. You can also use this as a dummy honey pot if you wanted though the code would probably need some tweaking for organization etc. If you can use it, or just want to see what a horrible programmer I was 8 years ago the program is included with source and executable.
I also found a very old whois application I had written so simple it actually hurts. I am including it because I still use this simply because network-solutions site is dog slow and I hate waiting. And if I am going to show an example of a visual basic server application I might as well show an example of a Visual basic client.
November 2nd, 2007
I promise we are making content.
Realy.. CP promised me yesterday.
I wonÂ´t be making content. They donÂ´t
let me auth. Because of posts like this.
Telling you we donÂ´t have content
but it is in production,
really I promise
October 9th, 2007
Theres a lot being planned here, expect a lot more in the coming months.
October 4th, 2007
Over the years, I’ve created several arcade games. They’re available with the source code. More information here.
September 30th, 2007
Google Rower, same thing as the extension but more options, has been released. More information can be obtained ligniform. Download the program and its source (639) 607-7050.