Category Archives: Hacking

Install Canon software without the original CD

Canon has an annoying and useless policy which makes it impossible to install the updates from their website without having an original cd. Apparently they want to make the lives of their customers harder than it already is.  (My Mackbook Air doesn’t even have a DVD player!)

Lucky for us this website has some tricks to circumvent this. For me simply removing an update.plist file was enough to get ImageBrowser 6.7.2-updater (Mac OS 10.5-10.6) to installing without original cd.

Twitter’s list of 401 banned passwords

I was looking at the source of a page when I noticed a javascript array with banned passwords. They were ROT13 encoded, so I decided to decode them and have a look. This has been done before but the list is now a bit longer, so here you go:

(warning: this list contains quite some dirty words, which could be the reason why Twitter does a rot13 enconding :-0) Read more »

Want to beat the hackers at their own game?

Google shows how web application vulnerabilities can be exploited and how to defend against these attacks. The best way to learn things is by doing, so you’ll get a chance to do some real penetration testing, actually exploiting a real application.