Feel free to browse around and you'll have a pretty good idea of what this is about. I write about security, privacy, vulnerabilities and exploits, various programming languages and my projects. I might have written some stuff that's in my GitHub, but I'll never admit it anyway.

I am a hacker. Not Phineas Fisher. My other computer is your computer.

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DNS dig

dig (domain information groper) is a network administration command-line tool for querying Domain Name System (DNS) servers. dig is useful for network troubleshooting and for educational purposes. dig can operate in interactive command line mode or in batch mode by reading requests from an operating system file.

When a specific name server is not specified in the command invocation, it will use the operating system’s default resolver, usually configured via the resolv.conf file. Without any arguments it queries the DNS root zone.

Make sure you read the dig manual here or on your Linux machine:

$ man dig

For start, let’s query Google’s DNS server for all A records that point to a specific DOMAIN:

$ dig A +additional +multiline +trace +dnssec <DOMAIN>. @

Generating an invite code for Hackthebox.eu

Hack The Box is an online platform allowing you to test your penetration testing skills and exchange ideas and methodologies with other members of similar interests. It contains several challenges that are constantly updated. Some of them simulating real world scenarios and some of them leaning more towards a CTF style of challenge.

Extract Safari tab URLs

Sometimes you need to grab the list of URLs from all the currently opened Safari tabs, maybe when you want to go work on something else and keep the list so you can go back later. You can do it using Apple’s OSA and Javascript:

Time perception

Let’s say you were interviewing a butterfly or a Mayfly. A Mayfly lives for four or five days. Say that Mayfly was standing on the branch of a giant Sequoia tree in California, which lives for thousands of years. If you were to ask that Mayfly, “Do you perceive this branch that you are standing on as being alive?” The Mayfly would say, “Of course not. I’ve been here my entire life, four days, and the branch hasn’t done a single thing.”