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[13 Apr 2014 | No Comment | ]
The blog’s heart’s beating is normal now

So yeah the ZOMGWTFAPOCALYPTIC bug affected this blog too.

I had a very busy couple of weeks and traveled to Cairo to attend OWASP cairo chapter launch meeting. so i had no time or brains to fix it that time but i disabled SSL.
Today i updated the openssl and libssl to the latest version in the repo and BAZINGA! i am no longer affected.

Reissued the (self-signed) certificates and put the VirtualHost back to apache’s config and restarted. and no more leaking (I hope)

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[4 Apr 2014 | 77 Comments | ]
How to compile xHydra (Hydra GUI) on windows

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I received several comments saying that i am distributing Malware because some antivirus engines are detecting hydra/pw-inspector as Hacktool.Hydra and that’s not a false positive it is a hack tool, i never did or will harm anyone.. and i even got a take down notice (the exe for some reason was detected by them as PHP) but my provider heard my side of the story and no further actions were taken.

For that and because i will be compiling the newer versions just occasionally but not very often so …

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[27 Mar 2014 | No Comment | ]
[Game] The ship review

You are invited to a free cruise in a ship owned by “Mr. X” and after going there you have two choices, he kills you and have your family killed or you start killing whoever he orders you to murder on the ship.
If you are playing as a hunter you have to kill a certain person, first you only get a name and place. You go there and if you talk to people and turned out that’s the right person you will also get his face in your screen so …

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[8 Mar 2014 | No Comment | ]
Tracing the huge amount of bitcoin moving around

As the Internet (Specially Reddit) knows; Someone moved 180,000 Bitcoin (Which is currently equivalent to 110 million USD) to the address 1KecDYadohxk8MCDqKF8SBEMhCUNveAsCj (lets call that Address #X)
The money came from 4 addresses:
12HddUDLhRP2F8JjpKYeKaDxxt5wUvx5nq 50,000
16Ls6azc76ixc9Ny7AB5ZPPq6oiEL9XwXy 40,000
1P3S1grZYmcqYDuaEDVDYobJ5Fx85E9fE9 50,000
1cXNTyXj4xPGopfYZNY5xfSM1EPJJvBZV 40,000
Lets track 16Ls6azc76ixc9Ny7AB5ZPPq6oiEL9XwXy and lets call that Address #A
Address #A received 40K from 1U5EGSHJeyZd4AHjcSCVZmcgepgKzB72V in 2011-11-16 05:38:46 and has been there since. lets call that Address #B
In 2011-09-11 Address #B received 100K
50K from 1C4BcavzUshEGv7G6CERikD3ccWe2iWyD9
And 50K from 158jzBkJFZJz8soep4RR1WALnVgvMD1STr
In 2011-11-16 it sent 40K to Address #A
Sent 10K to 1HGoGebkz9Cb66PVEKzofxiifSGU7GZhWb
And with 9 other …

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[17 Nov 2013 | No Comment | ]
On the other side of CTF

So Cairo Security camp’s capture the flag (CSCamp CTF) qualification phase just ended.

This year is my second year behind the CTF (not competing).
Last year the CTF was hosted by Synapse lab’s group and i just wrote a couple of levels but had no idea how hard was it to be in the backbone of it.
Now i appreciate more what Ehab Hussein and Saad Talaat did.
CTF competitions (Specially online CTFs) are NOT as easy as putting together some challenges and throwing them some people.
What i found out is that you have …

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[25 Aug 2013 | 50 Comments | ]
hydra 7.5 for windows

THC-Hydra is a very fast network logon cracker which support many different services.
You can download the hydra tool here hydra-7.5-windows.zip compiled for windows and it includes the cygwin DLL’s so you don’t have to download it yourself.
You can download the source here hydra-7.5.tar.gz
Currently this tool supports:
Asterisk, AFP, Cisco AAA, Cisco auth, Cisco enable, CVS, Firebird, FTP, HTTP-FORM-GET, HTTP-FORM-POST, HTTP-GET, HTTP-HEAD, HTTP-PROXY, HTTPS-FORM-GET, HTTPS-FORM-POST, HTTPS-GET, HTTPS-HEAD, HTTP-Proxy, ICQ, IMAP, IRC, LDAP, MS-SQL, MYSQL, NCP, NNTP, Oracle Listener, Oracle SID, Oracle, PC-Anywhere, PCNFS, POP3, POSTGRES, RDP, Rexec, Rlogin, Rsh, SAP/R3, SIP, SMB, …

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[27 Jun 2013 | No Comment | ]
Got a problem? Fix it the lazy way

I was on the interwebz like usual surfing and doing important productive stuff (reading or watching security tutorials, reading/answering stackoverflow questions/replies, tweeting, watching lolcats or youtube fail videos.. etc) and when suddenly the laptop rebooted with no warning.
When it restarted i noticed the screen was too dark, like it’s emitting half of the light it used to do.
What i did?
Checked the video card driver status, and the drivers properties (Gamma and Brightness) i raised them it gave it more light but not enough and it wasn’t feeling right.
Noticed F5 has …

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[28 Apr 2011 | No Comment | ]
Microsoft Support :- Disabling Windows Daylight Saving Time.

Microsoft is on board with the Egypt government’s decree to cancel the law regarding daylight savings time.
And now we want to make sure that your PC is in line with universal time across Egypt.
Please follow the below instructions to deactivate the daylight savings time mode on PCs
that run on Windows® 7 and Windows® XP.
If you have any queries, please get in touch with us.

Click on the Date/Time area at the bottom right to open date/time settings

Click on Change date and time settings

Click Change Time Zone

Choose Cairo from …

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[25 Jan 2011 | 11 Comments | ]
Hydra v6 windows

What is hydra?
Hydra is simply a network password/login cracker, it uses brute-forcing and supports many protocols.
Number one of the biggest security holes are passwords, as every password security study shows.
Hydra is a parallized login cracker which supports numerous protocols to attack. New modules
are easy to add, beside that, it is flexible and very fast.
Version 6 was tested to compile cleanly on Linux, Windows/Cygwin, Solaris 11, FreeBSD 8.1 and OSX.
Currently this tool supports:

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[1 Jan 2011 | No Comment | ]
Wikipedia successfully completed the donation goal

Wikipedia has successfully completed the donation goal.
16 Million U$D

It was surely a happy year’s end for them; completing that budget is such a huge goal for a website that doesn’t sell anything.
Congratulations wikipedia, and it’s users, it will go for another year.
In fact it will be wikipedia’s 10th anniversary
Not that wikipedia is under CreativeCommon3.0 license.
List of the wiki* projects: