It is impressive that even now there are so many big companies with poop password storage solutions! Back in 2013 Adobe had a massive password leak, followed by Google in 2016 among many others.
Not so long ago, a compilation of 1.4 billion emails and passwords have been leaked online via torrent! When I checked that this information wasn’t available on the famous haveibeenpwned.com I decided to quickly build one where people can check if their emails have been compromised. The idea is simple, just type your email and it will check if your password is on the list. The password will be displayed with some *** so that it’s not publically available (but be careful that the leaked file doesn’t hide them!).
You can check it out at https://pwdquery.xyz.
Today I decided to write a quick script to parse the bands who are confirmed for the Wacken Open Air 2018 festival. I am still not sure if I will do much else with it, but thinking it could be interesting to improve the code to send an email every time a new band is added, what do you think?
The repo for the project -> https://github.com/dansku/wacken_parser
The response is a JSON file like:
If you are running storjshare-daemon on your server, here are the steps to update the client:
npm install -g storjshare-daemon
One thing that I find very helpful while routing is to display all clearance boundaries, this way you know how far you can go or squeeze all the traces as close as the rules allow it.
CTRL + W while routing and you are good to go!
Dropbox is a great software that I have been using for almost 10 years. It has helped me a lot during university, sharing project files, backing up my thesis and much more. It is a great service, but it also comes with a lot of problems regarding security and transparency (I will not get in-depth here). You can check for example, this article, or this one (there are many more if you look for it).
With this security issue in my mind, I decided to roll my own Dropbox-like service. The main difference is that I will know where all files are and that I am the only one with access to the unencrypted files. After building my own simple infrastructure, I decided to write a quick tutorial showing my solution and how you can create your own! Let’s get started…
The main software that we are going to use is called Resilio Sync (previously BitTorrent Sync). It takes care of all the syncronization between computer, mobile and server, just like Dropbox.
Today I would like to talk about a very interesting piece of software that I have been using in the past few weeks, called Serial Port Monitor (version 7.0) by Eltima Software.
This software is perfect for when you are developing an application that has a massive amount of information going through the Serial Port. I am currently using it to analyze diagnostic data from one project. Is is great that you can easily save messages for a later use in its own .spm file format.
On the image bellow, you can check the windows that I am currently using: “Terminal View”, showing exactly what is coming from the Serial Port. “Dump View” that shows timestamp, the hex data and the message, and the “Table View”, showing the captured data from the developer’s point of view: it presents the table consisting of the recorded IRPs. Each row represents one IRP and each column represents one single part of IRP. It is interesting to point that the Serial Port Monitor doesn’t block the serial port while in use, meaning that another software can be “blocking” the port and you can still analyze all the data.
In case you wanna know more about it, check the Wiki!
This is a great piece of software, and I am really impressed by the quality of the products from Eltima. I will probably do some more review in the future!
If you are an embedded systems engineer, you should check it out!!!