Today I’ve released irkotr0id, a modular and totally customizable IRC bot written in Python from the ground up.
I’ve been working on this project for a while with a friend of mine (I can’t take all the credit), and now that the project is mature and stable, we’ve decided to share it so you and others can benefit from what it offers.… Read the rest
In the last post I explained how to hide Linux processes with an LKM rootkit. As you might know, Linux kernel modules are not persistent; that means that you have to insert your module each time your system goes through a reboot.
“But how the heck do I have modules loaded at startup ?… Read the rest
Have you ever wanted to print text in your terminal to the utmost left while having another text on the same line to the utmost right ?
I bet you once did, and the sought result should look something like this :
A lot of threads out there in the net suggest using extra libraries like
curses and so on, but in this tutorial, we’re gonna use only standard and built-in Python functions.… Read the rest
When you work on projects you often find yourself in a position where you have to write an interactive CLI menu. If it happens that you did that before, you probably know how much pain in the ass that might be, especially if you are handling the user choice inside a big switch-case block.… Read the rest
I’ve recently been interested in Linux rootkits, and it turns out that behind that sexy name lay simple C programs. Being curious, I started looking for publicly available rootkits and tried to compile them to see how they work: Too bad ! Most of the rootkits I came across were written for Linux versions 2.x and 3.x, and I am running version 4.8 … That meant that the code and data structures changed heavily since then, and there was little to no documentation on the subject !!… Read the rest
Working with multiple network equipments is a task that every network administrator have faced, and if you are one yourself, you are probably convinced by now that using multiple or a single password isn’t the brightest idea.
Tacacs+ is a proprietary protocol developed by Cisco to ensure the AAA functions: Authentication, Authorization and Accounting.… Read the rest