1. NYC’s Subway Gridlock Could Trigger a Transit Renaissance

    Adafruit Industries " Makers, hackers, artists, designers and engineers! | 26 Sep 2016 | 12:00pm CDT

    Wired explores the possible upsides to the impending L Train shut down, a problem which many of us here at Adafruit have been dreading/ignoring/hoping will go away. Make no mistake: The shutdown is going to suck. The city and its Metropolitan Transportation Authority are already scrambling to figure out how to get L train riders […]...

  2. Adafruit’s YouTube channel hits 30 Million Views! 30 Million Thanks from @adafruit @YouTube

    Adafruit Industries " Makers, hackers, artists, designers and engineers! | 26 Sep 2016 | 11:22am CDT

    Thanks to all of our loyal fans and video viewers for helping us reach 30 Million views on YouTube! We are so excited to keep bringing you great educational content, live shows, 360 videos and more. Special thanks to everyone on Adafruit team, especially everyone who has worked on videos, for making our YouTube channel […]...

  3. Hackaday NYC September Meetup! @hackaday @MakeItNYC

    Adafruit Industries " Makers, hackers, artists, designers and engineers! | 26 Sep 2016 | 10:50am CDT

    Hackaday is hosting a meet up this Thursday at Pivotal Labs in NYC – if you are in the area and interested in going please RSVP here! Join us for Hackaday MakeItNYC’s first Meetup of the fall season as we anticipate 2016’s fifth + final Hackaday Prize challenge, “Assistive Technologies” as well as World Maker […]...

  4. The National Museum of African American History and Culture Opened this Weekend in Washington D.C.

    Adafruit Industries " Makers, hackers, artists, designers and engineers! | 26 Sep 2016 | 10:10am CDT

    Check out the The New York Times profile of the new National Museum of African American History and Culture, which opened this past weekend in D.C. The museum looks powerful and stunning and we can’t wait to visit next time we are down in Washington. The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture […]...

  5. Life’s Too Short to Wear Underwear You Don’t Love

    RobOHara.com | 26 Sep 2016 | 6:00am CDT

    I recently read that most adult males keep pairs of underwear for, on average, seven years. When I look at the underwear in my drawers it’s hard to remember how long I’ve owned them. Unlike larger purchases like houses and cars, I don’t think most people — or at least I don’t — have...

  6. A Guide to (Many) NES Alternatives

    RobOHara.com | 19 Sep 2016 | 6:00am CDT

    Big Lots is already consolidating their Halloween shelves to make room for incoming Christmas-themed items. (Yes, in September.) One hot item for retrogamers this holiday season will be Nintendo’s official NES Classic Edition, a miniature version of the classic Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) that comes with 30 games built-in and goes on sale on November...

  7. I AM THE SOLDERING KING

    RobOHara.com | 14 Sep 2016 | 6:00pm CDT

    In high school, Jeff was my only classmate who knew how to solder. What little I know today about soldering I learned from looking over his shoulder, and talking to my dad, who used to do electronic repair in the Air Force. I cut my soldering teeth while attaching modchips to PlayStations back in the...

  8. Awkward Questions from the Geneticist

    RobOHara.com | 12 Sep 2016 | 6:00am CDT

    “Let me ask you an odd question. Is there any chance your parents are blood relatives?” Last week, I visited the Dean McGee Eye Institute again, this time to meet with a geneticist. I don’t claim to know anything about genetic testing or genetics in general (other than the fact that teachers would always get...

  9. Star Wednesday: Star Wars Chess

    RobOHara.com | 7 Sep 2016 | 6:00pm CDT

    The first electronic version of Chess I ever saw was Video Chess, released for the Atari 2600 in 1979. It still amazes me that the code to Video Chess program was 4 kilobytes in size — that’s less characters than this post contains, and that includes all the graphics and eight difficulty levels contained...

  10. Exporting workspaces from your MSF database

    :Carnal0wnage & Attack Research Blog | 13 Aug 2016 | 6:48pm CDT

    Quick and dirty hack to export all your findings/host/services/etc and creds from your metasploit databaseNormally you'd do this with a:workspace myworkspacedb_export -f xml -a /path/to/file.xmldb_export -f pwdump -a /path/to/file.pwdumpThis can be tedious if you want to spin down an instance with tons of workspaces on it. So I wrote a quick resource script to get it done. This takes a list of workspaces. I'm sure you can programmatically retrieve the workspaces but I didn't. Code below...

  11. Got any RCEs?

    Carnal0wnage & Attack Research Blog | 1 Aug 2016 | 11:21am CDT

    Security is a boomin’, and so there are many different appliances to protect your network. Some of them do very little to protect, some of them open new holes in your network.In line with best practice, many Security teams capture all network traffic using a variety of solutions, some closed, some open source. Once the traffic is stored, it can be used to detect badness, or just examine traffic patterns on corporate assets.One of these open source options is NTOP, which of course has an ap...

  12. cDc Day 2016 is upon us!

    CULT OF THE DEAD COW | 11 Jul 2016 | 8:45am CDT

    Suggested cDc Day activities include: 1.Take a trip to a 7-11 and reminisce about the convenience store as an institution, and its place in your life. How dependably open for so many hours! The wide variety of products in a...

  13. Attack Research is Hiring!

    Carnal0wnage & Attack Research Blog | 13 Jun 2016 | 12:57pm CDT

    It is very rare we post a public job ad. Right now we have one position open with more on the way. http://www.attackresearch.com/jobs.htmlPlease take a look and apply if interested. Or if you know anyone interested, please pass the word along.

  14. CULT OF THE DEAD COW Statement on Jacob Appelbaum / ioerror

    CULT OF THE DEAD COW | 6 Jun 2016 | 9:14am CDT

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 06-June-2016 CULT OF THE DEAD COW Statement on Jacob Appelbaum / ioerror Like much of the hacker community, we were troubled to hear the allegations of sexual abuse, manipulation, and bullying leveled against one of our members,...

  15. BlackHat 2016 Classes

    Carnal0wnage & Attack Research Blog | 25 May 2016 | 6:09pm CDT

    BlackHat 2016 is quickly approaching! Early registration ends on Friday. So can save a few bucks and use that to go to Defcon 2016.This year we have decided to split our Tactical Exploitation class into the two major platforms that are covered; Windows and UNIX. The classes are scheduled back to back. So if you sign up for both classes you will get the same Tactical Exploitation course.This decision came from feedback of the students who only seemed to care about one platform or another. We...

  16. Subtee regsvr32 sct with metasploit web delivery

    :Carnal0wnage & Attack Research Blog | 10 May 2016 | 9:42pm CDT

    So I put this out on twitter but failed to document it for historical reasons/find it when I need it.I was able to replace the PoC payload with the payload from Metasploit's web delivery and it worked just fine.original PoC here: https://gist.github.com/subTee/24c7d8e1ff0f5602092f58cbb3f7d302#file-backdoor-sctBelow we can see the replaced payload:...and receiving the shell after running the command from the command line...

  17. Regional Internet Registries: Quick links

    PENTESTIFY BLOG | 4 Jan 2016 | 10:26am CST

    Handy list of links, storing here for future reference when doing research. A regional Internet registry (RIR) is an organization that manages the allocation and registration of Internet number resources within a particular region of the world. Internet number resources … Continue reading →...

  18. Bulk elasticsearch file split

    PENTESTIFY BLOG | 13 Dec 2015 | 3:31pm CST

    Recently needed to split a pretty massive (2M line) file to bulk load into elasticsearch. I’m sure others have run into this same problem. Here’s the code: You can all call this: ruby ./es_split.rb [file_to_split.bulk] Since the file was actively … Continue reading →...

  19. Embrace the strange: support indy artist Victor Cayro this Sept. 10 in San Francisco

    CULT OF THE DEAD COW | 25 Aug 2015 | 8:52pm CDT

    Incredibly nice guy and friend of the herd (and co-founder of the mysterious DSSK collective) Victor Cayro will have an art show in San Francisco on September 10th. If you're in the area, please support independent art that stretches the...

  20. Friends of the Herd Doing Awesome Things: Carmageddon Part 1

    CULT OF THE DEAD COW | 21 Jul 2015 | 8:21am CDT

    Badass and scary as fuck at the same time. Good job! http://www.wired.com/2015/07/hackers-remotely-kill-jeep-highway/...

  21. Monday Morning Schadenfreude Jr.

    CULT OF THE DEAD COW | 20 Jul 2015 | 6:21am CDT

    Prepare the Schadenfreude Cannons! Couldn'ta happened to a nicer bunch of guys. Harf! http://krebsonsecurity.com/2015/07/online-cheating-site-ashleymadison-hacked/...

  22. Getting started in information security…. notes to a student

    PENTESTIFY BLOG | 7 Mar 2014 | 10:43am CST

    Recently had a college student reach out for advice, and thought i’d share with the class: My biggest issue with my current education is the broad scale and lack of clear direction on how to achieve my goals. I know … Continue reading →...

  23. The screen generation, indonesian translation

    €£ | 15 Jan 2014 | 7:32am CST

    The screen generation from 2008, the Cult of the Dead Cow textfile #412, has been translated to indonesian. Thank you! Pada dasarnya web adalah salah satu medium komunikasi kita, sehingga ini juga menyangkut aspek negatif serta kontradiksi umumnya yang terjadi dalam masyarakat kita. Ia juga dapat berfungsi dalam membangun ruang bebas serta penyebaran kritik terhadap kekuasaan...

  24. The gravity problem in the equestrian statue

    €£ | 6 Dec 2013 | 11:29am CST

    Progress in the technology of casting allowed for the equestrian statue to rise from the ground. In the animation we can see this historical development in just seven frames. view at Homeostasis Lab...

  25. Silberne Buchstaben in goldenem Licht

    €£ | 5 Dec 2013 | 3:22pm CST

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