Weekend Reading – April 15, 2016

Blogs / News

Weekend Reading – March 25, 2016

Conference / Meetups

Blogs / News

Announcing New YouTube Channel: InfoSecTech Tools

infosectech-logoFor a while, I’ve been trolling the rich world of infosec tools offered in distributions like Kali Linux and BlackArch. Many of these tools have been a huge boost to my productivity and efficiency. Whether looking to defend a network, do network discovery, or just get a better idea of what tools adversaries use, learning these tool sets is critical to the success of today’s IT pros.

I’ll be covering tutorials on some of the more relevant infosec tools, scripts, and applications to the every day IT professional. For starters, I’ll be doing tutorials and demos of information gathering tools directly listed on the Kali Linux tools website. As I build out a streamlined process and home studio, I hope to improve the format and production quality, eventually introducing personal narration instead of text only, onscreen guides.

I’d love your input and feedback as I start down this path.

Follow along here on my blog or subscribe to the InfoSecTech YouTube channel.

Thanks for your support. I’m hoping this becomes a valuable contribution to the rich community of existing IT and infosec pros.

Weekend Reading – March 18, 2016

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Weekend Reading – March 11, 2016

Conference / Meetups

Blogs / News

Weekend Reading – March 4, 2016

Conference / Meetups

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Weekend Reading – February 26, 2016



Weekend Reading – February 19, 2016

Fedora 21 on a Macbook Air

freedom-infiniti-fedoraAfter going around and around trying to get usb boot media working with my Macbook Air, I finally came across a gem that did the trick. I had an EFI partitioned disk and regardless of using Unetbootin, Yumi, and Lili, I was only able to boot just to receive this error:

error: file ‘/isolinux/vmlinuz0’ not found.
error: you need to load the kernel first.

The fix was to clean up my usb disk and then use Rawrite32. I found these instructions on the fedora project wiki under Windows Quick Start.

First, I had to blow away every partition on my usb device. Note: Take care to list disk and select the correct disk before running clean.

C:\> diskpart
DISKPART> list disk
DISKPART> select disk 1

Once completed, download and install Rawrite32. When you launch Rawrite32, select Open. You’ll have to hit the drop down to show all files so you can select the ISO. Under target, you should see your USB device to write to.  Hit Write to disk… and you should be ready to boot once it does it’s thing.



Powershell: Get File Details and Owner Information in a GUI

Filter option example for out-gridview
Filter option example for out-gridview

A quick and dirty script to grab file details recursively including the owner info. A colleague was scouring the web looking for an app to do this. He also wanted to ability to quickly filter the results based on the last write time. This is a perfect use case for Out-GridView.

$path = "C:\Chocolatey"
$allfiles = @()

foreach ($item in (Get-ChildItem -Recurse -Path $path)) {
    $acl = Get-Acl -Path $item.FullName
    $allfiles += New-Object PSobject -Property @{
        LastWrite = $item.LastWriteTime
        Path = $item.FullName
        FileName = $item.Name
        Folder = $item.Directory
        Owner = $acl.Owner

$allfiles | Out-GridView