Recursively finding strings in files

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For example, if you wanted to scan all files in the current directory, and all sub directories for any calls to base64_decode, you could do something like this:

find all files, then execute grep on them, printing out matching lines, filenames and line numbers, finally write output to resultb64.txt Another twist on this is… Read more »

T-SQL: Quickly Clone a Table

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To quickly and easily clone a table using T-SQL, the following is useful:

This will create the destination table and copy all source columns and data into it.

Apache Scalp fixed XML file

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Needed to audit some apache logs, installed scalp, grabbed the XML, and it promptly puked:

Seems there is some issue with the regex in the XML file. I found this handy thread which outlines the fixes:… and another person posted a XML will all the fixes: Backup of the XML is below… Read more »

Troubleshooting OLE DB Connections

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I was encountering database connectivity issues via a application we are running. This was a new MSSQL database we had never connected to, so there were a lot of questions as to where the connectivity issue may lie. Installed SQL Server Management Studio, and made a connection tot he new database server from there. It… Read more »

BASH: Copy files recursively, excluding directories

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Scenario: Folder /public_html looks like this:

I need to clone all the files and folders (with a couple of exceptions) in this directory into the /public_html/dev folder. We need to exclude the dev/ folder as it is the destination, and also want to exclude the dev2/ folder. Rsync makes this easy:

In my… Read more »

OAuth Security Cheatsheet

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This document aims to describe common OAuth/Single Sign On/OpenID-related vulnerabilities. Many cross-site interactions are vulnerable to different kinds of leakings and hijackings. Both hackers and developers can benefit from reading it. OAuth is a critical functionality. It is responsible for access to sensitive user data, authentication and authorization. Poorly implemented OAuth is a reliable way to… Read more »

Microsoft Wildcard DNS Entries

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Here is some data I have accumulated on creating wildcard DNS entries in Microsoft DNS:   Setting Up Wildcard DNS and Wildcard SSL – Explanation of DNS Wildcards – Wildcard DNS and SSL setup:  

Wildcard DNS via Command Line:


Bosch LSU4 Sources

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Occasionally a WB02 sensor fails, this is a handy chart to replace it. Fully compatible with the Innovate LM1, LM2, and any other wideband controller that uses the LSU4 sensor. The standard LSU4 wideband sensor can be found as: Bosch Part Number Vehicle Part number extra info 0 258 007 033 Volvo 2000 C70, 2.3… Read more »

Apache key and cert generation

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Here’s a nice one liner to generate a private key and csr:

Generates the key and the csr in one shot.

WordPress Warnings

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I recently updated some webservers to use PHP 5.4 from 5.3. For a few WordPress sites, this caused it to begin spitting out Warning messages on the website. The warning messages in some cases caused other issues because response headers were already written due to the error, etc. While the real solution here is to… Read more »

Survive the Deep End: PHP Security

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As every target of a serious security breach will quickly note in their press releases and websites: Security is very important to them and take it very seriously. Taking this sentiment to heart before you learn it the hard way is recommended. Survive the Deep End: PHP security covers most of the major concepts that… Read more »


Posted by & filed under Numbers, Programming, Security.

I was doing some webapp security audits and needed to use hashcat to attack a few hashes. Definitely a must have when dealing with hashes of any kind. Worlds fastest password cracker Worlds first and only GPGPU based rule engine Free Multi-GPU (up to 128 gpus) Multi-Hash (up to 15 million hashes) Multi-OS (Linux &… Read more »

Excel: Joining worksheet columns with vlookup()

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Excel fun time! Today I had a rather large worksheet that had a column with a unique identifier. I had another worksheet with a matching column of UID’s and a second column that I wanted to “join” to the first worksheet. vlookup() is the function for the job.

 Parameter 1 is the column on… Read more »