My most recent article, entitles “The Art of Electronic Deduction” is in the current issue of Blacklisted411 magazine.
This is my second article to be published by Blacklisted!411 magazine.
The article is interesting because it started out as a silly little game that I made up for my local (at that time) BR561 meeting. It was surprisingly fun and a huge success at the meeting, prompting me to write it up into a formal article. I have also taken it a step further and put together a presentation on the same topic for my new BR407 meeting.
The article is posted here on DocDroppers.
There are several Easter eggs relating to this topic scattered around binrev.com that have been up for close to a year that no one has noticed before. Either that or they never brought it to anyone’s attention. If you find one of them, post a note in the BR forums.
The article was written after reseaching several web statistic and log analysis packages out there. There is also a lot more to discover with these packages, that you can discuss on the BR forum, or in the “discussion” section on docdroppers. The article is Here in the DD library.
This was my 9th article to be published by 2600.
The article was submitted to them around 6 months ago (give or take a month) and I continued my research on the topic as I put together my presentation for Defcon and I found a whole lot of other interesting things that were demonstrated in my presentation that I had not found when I wrote the article.
The article is posted on DocDroppers.org and the powerpoint presentation is right here: .
I arrived home from my local 2600 meeting last night to find the Spring 2005 issue of 2600 waiting for me in my mailbox. This confirmed the phone call that I got from Natas earlier in the evening telling me that my article on “disposable email vulnerabilities” was in this issue.
This is the same topic that I presented at the recent Interzone conference and is discussed earlier in this blog.
*** 08/07/2005 UPDATE! *** This file is now up on Docdroppers.org with my other articles! I have also added the presentation itself to this post.
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On Tuesday, January 4th BlackRatchet and I released our latest project on the unsuspecting Internet world. DocDroppers is a hacking library of sorts. On it, you will find not only all of the texts from myself and the DDP, but any and all text files from the world of hacking. People have attempted collections like this before, but ours is much different.
DocDroppers (or DD for short) is different for a number of reasons. First and foremost, it is organized and well maintained. We have started and maintained many projects and understand what an undertaking it is to maintain projects for a period of time. We know full well the time that would be needed to keep this site alive and we did our best to minimize the time needed to maintain it, but still be prepared to give it the time that it requires.
This leads to the second reason that I think this site will survive. It is wiki-based which means it was designed from the ground up to be a collaborative project. We got it started and added all of our personal articles, articles from many of the sites that we maintain, and articles from friends out there who have submitted material to us. This is just the tip of the iceberg. The project will really shine when people start adding their material to the site. We have barely scratched the surface.
Another reason that we expect this to live and grow for a long time is because we are treating it very seriously and taking a lot of care to maintain that it does not get shut down for copyright violations. We do not think that we need copyrighted material on the site. The hacking community is filled with people who write better stuff than many magazines and books anyway! Everything on the site is under some sort of open license or we have gotten EXPRESSED PERMISSION from the copyright holder to display their work and the copyright notice is displayed. While individual copyright takes precedence over the respective articles, all general contents of the site fall under a different creative commons license than usual. This “share-alike” license allows any and all transformation to the site, which enhances the collaborative environment so everyone can feel free to help improve the site. We don’t need copyrighted material!
Finally, the thing that I like best about the site is the functionality. I sat down and hammered out a design scheme and a plan of attack before we even installed the software. Other sites out there collect files with little or no order. What good is a list of alphabetical files if you can’t find what you are looking for? I wanted this site to be easier to navigate and fully searchable. I also wanted it broken down by keyword so that articles could easily be found by common topic or subject matter. You should be able to easily find anything you are looking for on DocDroppers and if you don’t find it… please add it!
We hope you enjoy DocDroppers. We got it started and I know that with your help, we will keep improving it and making it the “go-to” hacking reference site
I used the subdirectory “/$tankDawg” as a literal example in the article, but I deleted it a couple of weeks ago. Kizzle pointed out to me that I did this, so I added it back.
I just found out today that an article of mine was published in the Winter 2004/2005 Issue of 2600 magazine. The topic is “Hacking Star Search” and shows how vulnerable and poorly designed their online voting system is. It uses the same voting engine that every other poll on the site uses instead of a special secure version for this particular show (which awards a $100,000 cash prize. Luckily, I think the show has been canceled since I originally wrote this article.
I will put this file up on DocDroppers with the rest of my articles sometime soon.