This Week’s Recap

Hello. It’s been a few weeks since I’ve updated this but I would like to think that I have good reason. These last two weeks have probably been the most busy period of time in my life. I certainly learned some lessons in over-committing my time and ended up paying the price for it since I ended up failing my first cert exam. Next week I will be on a (much needed) vacation but the following Sunday I will be back with your regularly scheduled weekly security roundup. In the mean time, here is a quick recap of the last two weeks since I had 0 time to write a weekly roundup for those weeks:

  1. Took (and failed) the PNPT exam
  2. I took two sans training classes (MGT514: Strategic Planning, Policy, and Leadership (GSTRT), and SEC573: Automating Information Security with Python(GPYC))
  3. Passed the GSTRT exam
  4. Placed 2nd in the SANS SEC573 python CTF known as PyWars

  1. Participated in the Black Hills Information Security & MetaCTF flash CTF. You can find my automated solution to the first question here:
#! /bin/bash
# Define bucket URL 

# Grab bucket URL and save it as index.html
wget $BASE

# Grab just end of the URLs
grep -oP '(<Key>).*?(</Key>)' index.html | sort | sed  "s|<Key>|$BASE|" | sed  's/<\/Key>//' > file.txt
echo $key

mkdir pictures 
cd pictures

cat ../file.txt | while read line
    echo "Getting $line"
    wget $line

  1. MISC:
  • Wrote a quick program to strike through the text in your clipboard since I seem to use this quite a bit.
#! /bin/bash
INPUT=$(xsel -ob)
echo -e `echo "$INPUT" | sed 's/.\{1\}/&\\\u0336/g'` | xclip -selection clipboard
  • Other than that, I’ve been keeping track of a lot of the content ideas I want to do. I already have a lot of great ideas but please let me know if there is something you want to see.

Have any questions

Do you have any questions? Feel free to reach out to me on twitter. See you next Sunday. :)