Category Archive: General News

Status update

I have been messing around with some logfiles recently (related to honeypots as usual), and the following has been helpful whenever I wanted to extract IP addresses from them:

cat logfile.log | grep -o '[0-9]\{1,3\}\.[0-9]\{1,3\}\.[0-9]\{1,3\}\.[0-9]\{1,3\}' | sort -u > /tmp/unique-ips.txt

Video

Defcon 18 – Pwned By The Owner: What Happens When You Steal a Hackers Computer

Status update

After installing the new BT5 R2 earlier this morning, I had trouble playing some of my videos using VLC. It seems that it doesn’t like being run with root privileges (and for a good reason if I might add). BUT, for BackTrack users here is a simple solution: open the /usr/bin/vlc binary file with vi and replace the string geteuid (around 2,1035-1549) with getppid. Save and exit.

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