1. Star Wars Day: May the 4th Be With You #StarWarsDay

    Adafruit Industries " Makers, hackers, artists, designers and engineers! | 3 May 2016 | 11:30pm CDT

    Celebrate and learn about the history of the holiday here! While the idea of May the 4th did not start with Lucasfilm, the film company that created Star Wars has fully embraced the spirit of fandom that makes the day so special. StarWars.com as well as the official Star Wars social media channels (hashtag #StarWarsDay) […]...

  2. Karolina Kurkova wore a bunch of Adafruit products to the #MetGala #WearableWednesday @karolinakurkova @IBM @marchesafashion

    Adafruit Industries " Makers, hackers, artists, designers and engineers! | 3 May 2016 | 11:00pm CDT

    On my way! @marchesafashion #MetGala #emotionalintelligence #wearabletech @ibm #MetGala2016 A photo posted by Karolina Kurkova (@karolinakurkova) on May 2, 2016 at 3:48pm PDT One of the designers of Karolina Kurkov’s Met Gala gown wrote in to Adafruit letting us know that all the parts used were from us! The dress turned out beautifully and it […]...

  3. Sub-$100 Vehicular LiDAR Laser Distance Sensor uses Nexus 5 Smartphone, Common Components

    Adafruit Industries " Makers, hackers, artists, designers and engineers! | 3 May 2016 | 6:11pm CDT

    Laser distance sensors such as LIDAR are useful for many outdoor robotic vehicles, but their high cost and complexity precludes their use in low-cost applications, while other low-cost depth sensing technologies are not suitable for outdoor use. We present a low-cost, smartphone-based planar laser distance sensor design for outdoor use with 6 cm accuracy at […]...

  4. Cosplay Interview with Walrider Cosplay

    Adafruit Industries " Makers, hackers, artists, designers and engineers! | 3 May 2016 | 5:12pm CDT

    Keri and Michael Garasic of Walrider Cosplay are partners in life and in cosplay. They’ve created costumes from Final Fantasy, Bloodborne, and other games and do especially great work when it comes to masks and leather. I talked to Michael about his cosplay history, preferred materials, and his most challenging build so far. Adafruit: How […]...

  5. Star Wednesday: Dianoga

    RobOHara.com | 28 Apr 2016 | 12:00pm CDT

    During the late 70s, there was no such thing as “rarity” when it came to Kenner action figures on the shelves. By 1978, Kenner was manufacturing 3 3/4″ action figures just as quickly as they could. If Walmart didn’t have the figure you were looking for, chances were Service Merchandise, TG&Y, or some other local […]...

  6. Bathing in the Purple Rain

    RobOHara.com | 22 Apr 2016 | 8:00am CDT

    When I was a kid, battles between celebrities didn’t take place on Twitter — they happened on the charts. And so it was, between the Gloved One and the Purple One. Michael Jackson’s Thriller, released in November of 1983, was literally everywhere, commandeering radio and television waves and boombox speakers across the country. It was […]...

  7. Dinosaur Bones

    RobOHara.com | 18 Apr 2016 | 8:00am CDT

    “We’re meeting for dinner after class tomorrow at Tarahumara’s. Do you know where that is?” The look on my face informed them I did not. “It’s down by Benvenuti’s,” one of them offered. Again, they are met by my glassy-eyed stare. “Is that over by the Mazzio’s with the Spy Hunter machine?” They return a […]...

  8. Star Wednesday: Space Food

    RobOHara.com | 13 Apr 2016 | 8:00am CDT

    It was easy to get excited about the Star Wars prequels when they were released because by then I had already spent at least half of my life excited about Star Wars. I was born in 1973. 1977-1985 were the prime collecting years when it came to the original trilogy. True, there were some lean […]...

  9. Handheld Radio Scanner vs. the iPhone

    RobOHara.com | 12 Apr 2016 | 6:00pm CDT

    I was recently discussing old technology with a classmate when the subject of radio scanners came up. I purchased my first scanner from Best Buy in the mid-90s, and my second one, from Canada, in the early 00s. My classmate asked me if it was worth purchasing one today, so I decided to dust mine […]...

  10. More on Purple Teaming

    Carnal0wnage & Attack Research Blog | 21 Mar 2016 | 8:00am CDT

    I wanted to add a bit more context/info/explanation on Purple Teaming after publishing the Ruxcon slides as well as Facebook and Twitter interactions on that topic.What is Purple Teaming?Currently there are as many definitions for Purple Teaming as there are talks and blog posts on the subject but I'm going to throw mine in as well.Purple Teaming is "conducting focused Red Teams with clear training objectives for the Blue Team."The clear training objectives (aka a plan to eventually get caught)...

  11. APT Ransomware

    Carnal0wnage & Attack Research Blog | 15 Mar 2016 | 3:55pm CDT

    Yesterday this article came out from Reuters: http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-ransomware-idUSKCN0WG2L5.I thought it would be useful to make a post explaining the situation a little more in-depth.Myself and several colleges (InGuardians, G-C Partners) have been engaged in related, high-impact incident response engagements over recent months.We have been working together to correlate the results of several major investigations. At least three high-value corporations were hit by well-known...

  12. CCDC Quals Notes (metasploit)

    Carnal0wnage & Attack Research Blog | 27 Feb 2016 | 9:04am CST

    Some quick notes for interesting stuff to keep for CCDC Quals/NotesRapid Fire PSExecUse db_nmap to scan and populate the databse or db_import to import nmap xml into your workspace. This one uses open port 445 to query the databasehttps://gist.github.com/carnal0wnage/d058913628ba4a3d6363This one uses open service of smb to query the databasehttps://gist.github.com/carnal0wnage/1f3944b4dd7eb6a54fd3Running Metasploit Post modules against all sessionsResource script to run a single post module aga...

  13. Purple Teaming - Lessons Learned & Ruxcon Slides

    Carnal0wnage & Attack Research Blog | 18 Jan 2016 | 10:17am CST

    Note:I wrote a bunch of this while still at Facebook but have since changed jobs. Anything FB is now replaced with $previousjob since I cant speak for them anymore. This was supposed to go on their Protect The Graph post but never happened. The content was useful (I hope) so hopefully people will get something from it. Also slides release here and at the bottom.---Recently Chris Gates from the $previousjob Incident Response team presented at Ruxcon (https:// ruxcon.org.au) on “Purple Te...

  14. 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 →...

  15. Arcade Gaming System on Raspberry Pi 2 & RetroPie (Part 2)

    Carnal0wnage & Attack Research Blog | 2 Jan 2016 | 10:06pm CST

    Arcade Gaming System on Raspberry Pi 2 & RetroPie (Part 2)MAMEThe RetroPie readme on ROM Management is here:https://github.com/RetroPie/RetroPie-Setup/wiki/Managing-ROMsPrepare to spend a bunch of time here. You basically drop the ROMs for the appropriate emulator in its folder inside of RetroPie/roms/mame-*Ah but whats the appropriate emulator? I'm still muddling through this but from what I've read so far, the community has upgraded rom sets over the years. MAME emulators in RetroPie support...

  16. 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 →...

  17. 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...

  18. 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/...

  19. 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/...

  20. Think they've got a dental plan?

    CULT OF THE DEAD COW | 8 Jul 2015 | 9:26am CDT

    Y'know... aside from "Help us if you want to keep your teeth." http://www.bloomberg.com/graphics/2015-mob-technology-consultants-help-drug-traffickers/...

  21. Monday Morning Schadenfreude

    CULT OF THE DEAD COW | 6 Jul 2015 | 4:05am CDT

    Well, well, well. Looks like the chickens have come home to roost for the misleadingly-named "Hacking Team", which, contrary to their moniker, is actually a private corporation dedicated to helping countries spy on their citizens through malware and other surveillance...

  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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