Not wanting to wait for a breakout for this IC I attempted to dead bug it instead. This IC is extremely small, at 3mm X 3mm and with 14 pins it looked somewhat daunting. From the pic you can see that it turned out fairly well. There’s really no point in being afraid of SMD parts, here’s a couple of tips:
We’ve all seen the Imageshack “Domain unregistered” image, this happens when the domain the image is hotlinked from isn’t registered with Imageshack, it’s bloody annoying, especially on forums. Luckily there’s an easy way to remove it and view the original image and you don’t even have to do it on a per site basis.
Getting some data out of those cheap dumb transmitter/receiver pairs takes the better part of 30 seconds. I hooked one up to see if I could capture some remote keyless entry traffic. (and it worked)
Every now and then I need to crawl some website or automate a web form, the easiest way to accomplish this is with a simple shells cript and parsing the data manually. I did this recently with www.samair.ru and decided to do a quick writeup.
I was playing around with ophcrack this week which is included in the katana suit. I’d recommend looking into both of these if you’re never heard of them, anyway, ophcrack has a live boot cd that boots directly into a LM and NTLM password cracker, dumps the hashes from the local machine and starts cracking with some rainbow tables.
It works fairly well but could be a lot better, for one the live distro they use is real bloated considering all it does is crack passwords, secondly they could have made saving the results a lot easier. The only thing I found real novel was dumping the hashes automatically, for your enjoyment here’s a bash script that goes through all NTFS drives and tries to dump the hashes
I was looking for a way to map the routing between me and a bunch of hosts in Linux but couldn’t find a program I liked. The nice thing about Linux though is the ease that you can put something together with other tools. Here’s a simple bash script that parses tcptraceroute output and graphs it using graphviz, enjoy.