Mr. Robot

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If you’re a geek like myself then you have probably seen many television shows that fall flat dealing with the topic of cyber security in this day of the Internet of things. Two shows that I watched were Scorpion and CSI Cyber and both of them made me laugh. I mean listening to the cast […]

Intelligence and Security Professional Certification

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Next month I embark upon my journey with the Center for Governmental Services at Auburn University to obtain intelligence analytic trade-craft skills essential for analysts in today’s operational environments. My goal is to develop skills in the handling and analysis of locally generated information, intelligence as related to homeland security, and classified and unclassified intelligence […]

Cracking MD5 using Hashcat

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If you are not familiar with Hashcat then you are in luck. Before I get started, Wikipedia states Hashcat is the self-proclaimed world’s fastest CPU-based password recovery tool. It is available free of charge, although it has a proprietary codebase. Versions are available for Linux, OSX, and Windows and can come in CPU-based or GPU-based […]