Friday, August 17, 2018
Winter is ending here in Sydney, Australia. Spring, my favourite season, is soon here. Can't wait for the beautiful flowers springing out to life. Although after that, the worst season comes which is summer. Do you know how pesky flies are in Australia??? Not to mention that is the time of the year where the magpies, freakin spiders, slithery snakes, etc. will be out to hunt me ... I mean food.
Still pursuing my OSCP although to be honest, with so little time and so little energy left after a day at work, not to mention my daughter now who demands more of my attention during the weekends, finding time for the OSCP let alone playing a quick round of Street Fighter is becoming a giant task. I'll get there someday. At least I think I will. And in the meantime, I thought I knocked the CEH off. GPEN might be the next one before attempting for the OSCP. We'll see ...
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
I had the same issue.
Looking at the code in the SR2 zip file, I pinpointed it to the file /data/custom_ramdisk_patch.sh. Looking inside the file, it's some remains of Magisk. I removed that file via the TWRP Terminal (rm /data/custom_ramdisk_patch.sh) and it solved the problem.
Hope this helps!"
And there's the quick fix.
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
By the way, for you security enthusiasts around the SEA region, one notable conference that might interests you is BlackHat Asia. This year, again it was held at the Marina Bay Sands Expo in Singapore. This is an excellent place for networking and getting to know the people in the industry. I have had the privilege of getting to know, meeting and talking with the Pingu team, Michael Ossmann of HackRF One fame, Jeff Moss with his young kid, Anthony Lai who is HongKong's OWASP chapter lead and the founder of the VXCON, another awesome security conference which I hope I can attend one day, and a whole group of other awesome security people. This is one conference you should seriously consider to attend even if it's for the free business pass.
|A view of events for the day. Usually the briefings and the business hall events will last for two days. Blackhat trainings last for two days as well but they are held prior to the briefings and business hall days.|
|One of the popular booths in Blackhat Asia business hall. Here the contestants are picking locks to win prizes. Photo credited to Anthony.|
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
The Nexus 6 has a new companion for on-the-go pentesting. Can't wait to see how this baby performs on multi core tasks compared to the 6. Was tempted to flash my OnePlus 3T at first but side loading the OTAs are kinda painful compared to the Nexus phones. Pixel phones? No can do with Google's change in the FS structure. For now.
Friday, November 25, 2016
Monday, August 29, 2016
Pimped my Mr. Robot wannabe MacBook Air (it's an 11-inch model by the way and is something that I am typing on currently). Filled with stickers, nothing too personal save perhaps the dated picture of the Hyrulian princess. The priciest sticker would have to be the Hak5 one. How did I get it?
Thursday, August 13, 2015
Some of you might be into mobile penetration testing and use a Nexus 7 for that. Some of you may come across the issue that after upgrading to the latest Kali Linux 2.0, or in this case, Nethunter 2.0, on your Nexus 7, connecting an external WiFi adapter such as the cheap but efficient TP-Link TL-WN722N no longer works. Some might suggest trying to fire up aircrack-ng to 'force' the interface up but if you check your dmesg logs, you will not see it connected.
My guess is the kernel does not recognize it. Now running Kali Linux 2.0 on a VM under OSX or Windows 8.1 for that matter, it works flawlessly without a hitch. After all, Nethunter 2.0 is based on Kali Linux 2.0 right? Unfortunately, not on the Nexus 7 at least for me.
The fix? Just open up the Nethunter launcher on your homescreen, select the first option which is to run the terminal window. You should have root access automatically. If this is the first time you do this, SuperSU or Superuser should prompt you for root rights.
Once in the terminal just do a "apt-get install firmware-atheros". This will grab the Atheros chipset modules and allow them to be loaded onto the kernel. For your information, the WN722N runs on the ath9k_htc module. After finished installing this package, unplug your TL-WN722N and replug it and do a "iwconfig" to confirm it lives. If it doesn't, try unplugging and re-plugging it again or reboot your Nexus 7. It should work by now.