I suppose this could be subtitled “why I won’t be going to Def Con again.” Last August I wrote a letter to Jeff Moss (who is the founder of Def Con) about the disturbing sexism – including a conference sponsored strip show – I personally witnessed on a short jaunt I took to Def Con along with some anecdotes from the Internet from some women who were harassed. He […]
Post Millenium Tension
Perhaps this should be subtitled Why I’ll Never Work at Microsoft. I don’t know, I don’t know, I don’t know where to begin, as the song goes. I started writing here on a whim. I don’t look at the traffic it may or may not get, and I haven’t accepted any comments or feedback to date; it’s simply a place for some thoughts, observations, and a tip or two, […]
openssl… let me count the ways I hate you….
I put a script or two on github; generates a CA and server and client certs, suitable (I hope!) for openvpn and https and all that. Based on the easy-rsa scripts, but I didn’t find them that easy to use. A haiku to openssl: openssl a black crane over the lake may you rot in hell Image is Hokusai’s “Mount […]
Fool me once, shame on, shame on you. Fool me, you can’t get fooled again….
A letter I wrote to jeff moss, Mr. Def Con, about the last DC which I attended a day and a half of. Lots of promise… but wow. Jeff (who I’ve known over 20 years) responded and we’ll have a chat… I do hope some forward progress can be made. Various others have posted about this over the years, but I hadn’t been in a very, very long time […]
UDP scanning has always been slow. Slower than slow, slower than molasses, really fucking slow. So when I started being interested in scanning for IPMI out in the wild, which runs on UDP 623, I first fired up trusty ol’ nmap… but bless it’s heart, it’s a cautious, robust scanner that is outrun by crippled snails on UDP scanning. So I thought… well, most scans don’t really need a request-response-follow-up… […]