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Top pentesting tools

August 27, 2023    Article    617 words    3 mins read

For the people interested, a small list of the top penetration testing (pentesting) tools available.

  1. Wireshark
    1. Analyzes network traffic.
    2. Inspect network protocol.
    3. Troubleshoot network performance problems.
    4. Decrypt protocols.
    5. Collect real-time data from Ethernet, LAN, USB, etc.
  2. Metasploit
    1. Bunch of many tools.
    2. Quickly execute tasks.
    3. Automatic reporting.
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VPN killswitch and UncomplicatedFireWall (ufw)

August 25, 2023    Article    221 words    2 mins read

You can set-up a VPN killswitch, which is a simple way to ensure that if your VPN connection is dropped, regardless of the reason, the Internet connections are not allowed (and your real IP will not be exposed). And this can be done easily using ufw on any Debian-based distro.

Start by installing ufw if it’s not already installed on your system:

$ sudo apt install ufw

Configure ufw to deny all incoming and outgoing connections:

$ sudo ufw default deny incoming
$ sudo ufw default deny outgoing
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August 17, 2023    Article    283 words    2 mins read
  • Moving back in with your parents in the town where you grew up after a career failure.
  • Leaving your bicycle in an alleyway after an injury that left permanent damage.
  • Selling your guitar and amps after getting kicked out of the band.
  • Moving to the flyover states and living in a rural property with a propane tank on the front lawn after the startup you worked at went under.
  • That last night at the job site sharing a drink with the guys after finding out that the construction firm is laying everyone off once the project is done.
  • Hanging up the uniform and putting your framed medals in a box under your bed.
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The muckmen

August 14, 2023    Article    593 words    3 mins read

As soon as a (human) civilisation becomes advanced and “rich” people start to realise that life is meaningless and they always existed in a relative, post-modern condition. They struggled for so long to discover that. To evolve out of a cave that just floats around. Human history and evolution as a mere Truman show, but also as a stepping stone - to finally see reality for what it is, one must go through heavy narrativism to even survive and evolve to this point. Who knows how many organisms went through the same thing in the universe.

And normal people are drawn downward toward the false synthesis (merely tolerating contradictions’ ambiguities) while you, my friend, are drawn upward (actually trying to reconcile them in higher syntheses, coincidentia oppositorum rings a bell?). When you are talking to a normie he’s showing you his normie brain and you are sensing the normie-sewer-system he is a part of, in which all normie stuff is mingled together and everybody partakes of the muck, and you are trying to show him the higher ineffable syntheses in which contradictory principles like “Duty at all cost” and “Don’t people have a right to be happy?” ought to be reconciled.

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Building and running 32bit software on Devuan/Debian

August 13, 2023    Article    817 words    4 mins read

Modern 32bit software can be compiled and ran on any low-powered machine (like my Nokia Booklet 3G) with as low as an Intel Atom CPU and 1GB of RAM. Just make sure you have enough swap space (and maybe install a SSD instead of the old HDD) and don’t expect to compile Firefox or Chromium. You could cross-compile stuff on your beefier machine but that would be cheating, right?

IM: Ricochet Refresh 👍

Ricochet Refresh is the new updated version of Ricochet, supported by Blueprint for Free Speech.. We are a non-government, not-for-profit organisation working to safeguard the freedom of expression for whistleblowers, activists, and everybody else, worldwide. Blueprint was the original sponsor of Ricochet, written by developer J. Brooks. source

$ sudo apt install cmake tor build-essential libprotobuf-dev \
	protobuf-compiler libssl-dev libfmt-dev qtbase5-dev qtdeclarative5-dev \
	qml-module-qtquick-layouts qml-module-qtquick-controls \
	qml-module-qtquick-dialogs qttools5-dev \
	qtmultimedia5-dev qtquickcontrols2-5-dev
$ git clone
$ cd ricochet-refresh
$ git submodule update --init src/extern/tor
$ mkdir build
$ cmake -S ./src -B ./build -G"Unix Makefiles" \
$ cmake --build ./build -j$(nproc)
$ sudo cmake --build ./build --target install
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Why you should have your own personal website?

August 9, 2023    Bookmark

Having your own space on the internet that you control helps a lot. In the last 20 years I have seen a lot of websites/platforms come and go. Twitter and Facebook will probably be gone in the next decade. When you have your own space, you could actually put effort in maintaining it.

I have been looking in my archive of tweets, blog posts on third party systems, bookmarking tools, and forums to build this website. Also looking backwards, I think it is nice to have it all in one place. I am not done yet, thousands of bookmarks/tweets/post to go through. In the end I will have an archive that starts in 2006 till now on my own website, cool to see how interest change and how I develop as a person.

Peter Cammeraat