Tagged: Hacking

Programming Games - Exapunks Shenzhen IO and Quadrilateral Cowboy

Programming Games: What are they? Are they any fun?

Over the last few years I have played a number of programming games. It had me questioning as to why. There must be a reason I play them like some sort of Pavlov reaction. Especially the Zachtronics games have become my favorites. The challenge and novelty are certainly reasons, but ultimately they approach a world in which I work on a daily basis – that of the computer. With programming games you get to experience the challenges in a fun way – its a gamification of fantasy. That said, Zachtronics in particular, add their unique flavor of humor to the...

aircrack-ng wireless hacking

Wireless hacking – A new chapter from my book Linux, Programming and Hacking

Hello readers, currently I am putting the finishing touches on the second edition of my book Linux, Programming and Hacking. As such I will be posting a few sample chapters for review until release in late December. This chapter is on wireless hacking, specifically WPA/WPA2 and WPS. Enjoy and please do leave a comment below. Chapter 4 Wireless hacking How to hack Wi-Fi for free internet One of the basic tenants of hacking is to ensure no one can trace you. I am certain nobody will send any attack helicopters if you break into their network. People generally feel a...

Jonny Lee Miller as Dade Murphy - Crash Override Hackers 20th Anniversary Edition Blu-Ray Review

Hackers 20th Anniversary Edition Blu-Ray Review

One of my favorite movie subgenres is about hacking. Movies such as WarGames, Sneakers and The Matrix are probably the reason why I am doing a PhD in Computer Science (besides the toiling work of writing about Science Fiction). Another movie that should be on that list is the 1995 movie Hackers by director Iain Softley. A week ago this cult-movie has finally got its 1080p blu-ray treatment it long needed. Now neither Angelina Jolie nor Jonny Lee Miller look as pixelated or washed-out as they did before. The movie stars Jonny Lee Miller as hacker Dade Murphy A.K.A Crash Override and Angelina...

Mr. Robot Preview. Rami Malek as Elliot.

Mr. Robot – New Hacking TV-show Preview

Mr. Robot Preview… Frequent visitors to this blog will know one of my interest is network security, or hacking. Sadly the topic if often misunderstood. Strictly speaking hacking means to learn. And you can learn about an information system to help protect it or if you are what is known as a black-hat hacker to crack it. Plenty of movies and TV-shows have attempted to depict hacking in a realistic way. Of the top of my head I would say that The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, Sneakers and certain scenes from TRON Legacy are the only ones that come...

Penetration testing A Hands-on introduction to hacking by Georgia Weidman Review!

Penetration testing A Hands-on introduction to hacking by Georgia Weidman Review!

As I have studied Computer Science I am naturally interested in Penetration Testing. No one wants to leave their computer or mobile devices unprotected, but I also wanted to know more on how such dark arts are performed. I don’t want to know that because I want break into some one’s computer but I would like to know just how the worlds IT infrastructure is vulnerable to people pressing keys on their keyboards a world away. As such I have a number of books on penetration testing on my shelves, most are collecting dust. I am not sure why I thought...