Switched Web Servers

Buz’s and my previous web hosting recently expired and thus on Sunday I moved all our stuff over to our new server hosted with WebFaction which I’ve thus far been incredibly happy with. While I was previously used to working with cpanel, their more advanced interface produces a ...

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Facebook Photograbber Updates

I previously wrote about my preparation for leaving Facebook. This morning I have finally completed the last few things I wanted to do. Those last few things were to store the photo captions, photo comments, and photo tags for each photo downloaded.

Yesterday, in order to extract this information from ...

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Defcon 18 Quals Forensics 200 Write up

Edit: A bunch more DEFCON 18 write ups can be found at the vnSecurity site.

This weekend I competed in the Defcon 18 Qualifiers with team Shellphish. We unfortunately only placed 15th, nonetheless, it was an exciting and challenging weekend. Below is my write up for the Forensics 200 challenge ...

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He is Two for Two

Last week I wrote about the awesome message my brother left me regarding what he wanted for his birthday. Naturally I felt compelled to splurge a little for his birthday so my other younger brother and I purchased him an orange iPod nano. He happened to be with my mom ...

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WYFIO an Acronym for “When you figure it out”

This is a ridiculously silly post however I predict it will work out in my favor and if not at least it only required a minuscule amount of my time. Besides I needed something to post on my blog anyway.

I was just texting with a friend who happens to ...

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Hash House Harriers and My New Love of Running

Warning: This post contains pictures most people would never want to see of me, and a few vulgarities.

If you asked me just six months ago if I liked to run, I would have said “Hell no!” I have hated running for as long as I can remember, aside from ...

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iCTF09: UCSB’s International Capture the Flag Competition

As a member of the Security Lab at UCSB I had the privilege to help create and run this year’s iCTF Hacking Competition. The six-year-old competition was very unique this year. Unlike CTFs seen before in which teams try to protect their services whilst attacking other teams’ services, our ...

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