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Using Raspberry Pi and iOS App To Catch Rhino Poachers

phillips321 Off topic but good film about poaching... (52 comments)

'The Naked Prey' old film but is on netflix. Pretty good and some good documentary sections. (Elephants getting shot is a bit graphic!)

1 year,11 days

Solar-Powered Boat Carries 8.5 Tons of Lithium-Ion Batteries

phillips321 Re: (164 comments)

Nice, I noticed it myself :-)
Good luck with, I've heard it can be difficult to both attack that box and defend your own at the same time!

about a year ago

Nmap 6 Released Featuring Improved Scripting, Full IPv6 Support

phillips321 Re:My eyes! The goggles do nothing! (45 comments)

There's such thing as great coders and also such thing as great developers, but rarely, if ever, the both together.

more than 2 years ago

Nmap 6 Released Featuring Improved Scripting, Full IPv6 Support

phillips321 BT5r2 doesn't have deb build yet - it's here (45 comments)

Shameful plug here guys.
I've compiled the sources earlier this morning into deb packages for those that want to play with it without building from source (building from source will confuse the system and you might not get updates). Both i386 and amd64 versions working on BT5 r2 here.

more than 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: Does Being 'Loyal' Pay As a Developer?

phillips321 Re:Loyalty? (735 comments)

Yeah but everyone buys the nice guy a pint in the bar afterwards! Lose the battle but win the war ;-)

more than 2 years ago

IT Night Shift Workers: Fat and Undersexed

phillips321 Re:Night shift workouts (203 comments)

I thought you were going somewhere else with this:
"maybe six hours of work if you really stretched things".....
....the rest was devoted to sleep!

more than 3 years ago

The Wi-Fi Hacking Neighbor From Hell

phillips321 Re:WEP (584 comments)

Thankgod someone here understands the arty of wifi cracking.
But from the looks of things this guy is a douchbag, if he is dumb enough to get caught i also guess he was dumb enough to use a replay attack in order to gather enough IVs. I guess he was also dump enough to connect to the network with his hardware MAC address rather than a cloned address from the target network. I guess his hostname was also something dumb like "BarrysLaptop".

For those out there wishing to do this take precaution!

  • Use bootable usb stick for all hacking (and quickly swallow if feds show up)
  • When sniffing for WEP IVs or WPA handshake do so without inbjectng traffic
  • Change mac address to one that target network is already using
  • Change hostname to match targets machine
  • If using backtrack then ensure HTTP get requests match that of the targets machine: if target use Internet explorer and all your requests come from Firefox on a linux host it's pretty obvious is was spoofed.
  • ALL IN ALL DONT DO IT! If you have a problem with the neighbour just speak to him like a normal human being over a cold can of beer

more than 3 years ago

The Wi-Fi Hacking Neighbor From Hell

phillips321 Re:2 weeks for a WEP? (584 comments)

Ummm, WEP requires enough IVs to crack, either through sniffing the network and capturing IVs (slowly) or by using a replay attack against the router in order to massively speed up the IV collection process.
WPA on the otherhand can be performed offline once the 4 way handshake as been captured.... (Which can be optained by waiting for a valid client to connect or by de-authing the clients and then capturing the handshake once they reconnect)

more than 3 years ago

French Hacker Arrested After Bragging On TV

phillips321 Re:Meh? (134 comments)

WAIT... before you do anything just think of the possibilities.....

If this is your boss then surely blackmail is the way forward! (unless he's a cool boss = congratulate him and join him next time)

more than 3 years ago

Temporary Brain Changes Lead to Accelerated Learning

phillips321 Re:Those who haven't read TFA... (140 comments)

meh, just noticed my bad spelling :-(

** You're = your

more than 3 years ago

Temporary Brain Changes Lead to Accelerated Learning

phillips321 Re:Those who haven't read TFA... (140 comments)

Your a tard! Mod parent down please!

MultiUSER is when you require more than one user
MultiTASK is when you wish to carry out more than one process.

more than 3 years ago

Why You Shouldn't Reboot Unix Servers

phillips321 Re:Another Linux admin with a superiority complex. (705 comments)

And boom there it is, if you don't need it why is it running?
More cpu cycles consumed.
More memory consumed
If a remote code execution vulnerability is released for that version of telnet then wham....
.....these are the reason that you would not be considered a good admin!

more than 3 years ago

Competition Aims To Make Cybergeeks Cool

phillips321 Re:F* that. (134 comments)


I'm a pentester and the lead maintainer of a pentest Linux distro based on gnome:

Yet i also train in MMA daily and although what the Americans would term as a Rookie, i am yet to loose at the standard i'm fighting. I would say i'm both a geek and cool.

more than 3 years ago

South Africa Drones For Anti-Rhino-Poaching Patrol

phillips321 Re:Why helicopter instead of fixed-wing? (96 comments)

That was the first thing i thought...
....a glider type fixed wing with solar panels on the topside could use thermals and solar for none stop "droning"

more than 3 years ago

Hacker Sends Out Fake Tsunami Warning On Twitter

phillips321 Re:I pity the fool. (100 comments)

so how about hackers innovate themselves a new term.

You mean like something cool like Penetration Testers???

Go figure i just checked and this is already taken for something....

more than 3 years ago

How Not To Design a Protocol

phillips321 Re:Analogy (186 comments)

You forgot to mention that the dog taking a shit is an extra add-on........Flash!

more than 3 years ago

Aussie Kids Foil Finger Scanner With Gummi Bears

phillips321 Re:Next up... (303 comments)

You could change identities whenever you please.

Finally my dream of becoming a 10year old choir boy is getting ever closer :-)

more than 3 years ago

Grad Student Looking To Contribute To Open Source

phillips321 Re:Kinematics (283 comments)

You lost me pretty early on, i think after the 2 words "I work". What is this "work" thing you are on about? Fair play though, this would take a considerable amount of effort and time and i doubt anyone in the open source world would benefit from this unfortunately, please correct me if i'm wrong and provide an example of how an ATC system could be used 'at home'

more than 3 years ago

The New Difficulties In Making a 3D Game

phillips321 Re:Put crosshairs on only 1 eye (190 comments)

+1. This would make the game more realistic but with the amount of aiming we do how would our left eye lid cope with the closing opening all the time!!!

about 4 years ago



Going from floor to screen......managing my work.

phillips321 phillips321 writes  |  more than 5 years ago

phillips321 writes "Every week I have to write documents comprising of lots of terminal output, nmap, sslscan, etc... These documents usually grow quite large in size and I find it hard work to know where I am. I feel much more comfy if i could print off every page and spread them all over the floor in order for me to view the "whole picture". This isn't practicle or friendly to the environment but sometimes is the only way I can manage my work. How can I make managing my work easier?"

Email etiquette: Will it ever catch up with sms?

phillips321 phillips321 writes  |  more than 5 years ago

phillips321 writes "Sometimes we have to wonder on the etiquette of communication methods. At the moment my cellphone has many different methods for this, phone, sms, mms, email, etc... No business will dare call or sms me in the middle of the night yet they see no problem with sending me an email.
When will businesses realize that we now have different methods and that the same sort of rules should apply to all?"

How do i manage growing pages of code?

phillips321 phillips321 writes  |  more than 6 years ago

phillips321 writes "Learning to program has been a very enjoyable experience. Learning to program properly and efficiently is the hard part. When programming I often find code seems to grow and grow in size and becomes quite unmanageable, difficult for newcomers to pick-up and rather fixed in what can be changed. The code is constantly growing as new features are added and code is optimised. I know object oriented programming helps to split code into "bite-sized-chunks" but what unique ways do you manage code that's growing in size? Each time I come back to a piece of code I feel I have to learn the code all over again to be able to work with it, seems like a lot of wasted time to me?"


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