I loaded a private web address using Chromium with the extension WOT v2.6.0 (by www [dot] mywot [dot] com). Hours later, some unknown ec2-x.compute-x.amazonaws.com IP probed my private address. I repeated the same test with another unique private URL, and hours later, the same ec2 IP loaded that private URL again. Then I disabled… Continue reading WOT probes my web access history
#459312475 / gettyimages.com Assumption: SD is not encrypted Plug SD onto another working computer, look for the “cmdline.txt” file and edit it by appending “init=/bin/sh” after “rootwait”. Save the file, remove the SD and plug it back to the RPi and boot. You’ll be dropped into a shell. Change your passwd, then hit CTRL-ALT-DEL… Continue reading How to reset lost root password on Raspberry Pi running Arch Linux
Let’s say we need to: Find out which package contains the file /bin/su in Linux Verify if the file is untainted (from package) or changed in some manner For RPM (Fedora, Red Hat, CentOS): $ rpm -q -f /bin/su coreutils-5.97-34.el5 $ rpm -V coreutils-5.97-34.el5 For DEB (Debian, Ubuntu): $ dpkg -S /bin/su login: /bin/su $ debsums… Continue reading How to identify package of particular file and verify its integrity
Install QPDF, then: $ qpdf –password=? –decrypt in.pdf out.pdf This doesn’t crack or guess the password for you. You must already know the password. It merely helps you to create a copy of the PDF without password protection.
Question: How to find out what contents on a HTTPS page is retrieved using HTTP, i.e. unencrypted in transit and thus open to sniffing? Answer: Use Google Chrome web browser’s Developer Tools. Look under “Console” and you’ll see lines that look like this: The page at https://www.example.com displayed insecure content from http://feeds.feedburner.com/notsecure.
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