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This years DEFCON badge was a nice idea, still don’t have any kind of tape player tho. I tried baudline & multimon-ng on the flac and looked like the audio has encoded data signals. Didn’t get far into solving it. I also had a lot of fun getting WeeChat to work on my pinebook again after reinstalling Manjaro to the NVMe. Great music & talks to sift through in the torrent, ATM talk easily a highlight for me.

It is done. Over 550 pages on how professional hackers target and breach computer networks. This is a body of work culminated from several decades of experience breaching computer systems. The book is an interactive tutorial which comes with several labs for practicing the skills taught. It serves as both a teaching aid and a reference guide. It's my hope that this book is used to improve networks and computer security. We hold no punches and teach precisely how hack attacks work. Happy hacking!

TIL; You can use Wayland screen scaling to fit practically any Linux application on the Pinephone screen, instructions are same as Librem 5. wp.puri.sm/posts/easy-librem-5 - check out Wireshark & Electrum BTC wallet running much like they would on a desktop, except on your phone 😳

Pinephone running Mobian has been my main use daily driver phone for few days now, it’s night and day different to use now to when it first arrived. I’ve been able to get SMS & phone calls, it has a great media player for mp3 and DivX, this wasn’t the case at first and it became a WiFi toy, not really useful out of the house. I’ve never succeeded in getting the camera to work yet tho. I still can’t believe the rapid progress being made on the OS’s, it’s almost daily milestones now.

Ditched the Trezor One wallet I’ve been using for the last few years, moved over to using coldcard wallet, it’s much more secure for storing Bitcoin. I really liked how the Trezor showed you amounts in USD tho. I also can’t help feel that these opendimes in a little metal canister speak to the audience of these products. I’ve been meaning to try this wallet out since it was launched, works great with Electrum & friends.

epilepsy warning, flashing lights 

Flashed an old nexus 5 with a security rom and got this gem on boot up 😎

Happy Birthday Alan Turing, the computer scientist and pioneer of cryptography exploitation - he was born on this day in 1912. His historic papers and work are synonymous to many in the computing science fields, Turing was persecuted by the British government for being gay and poisoned himself tragically at the age of 41. No other life has helped shape the world we live in today as beautifully and no one should ever forget the fate men like him suffered at the hands of the UK state.

Pinephone v1.0 developer edition, significant hardware changes between this and v1.2 means that my device is unstable. Works great under postmarketOS though, I can’t wait for the v1.3 hardware to come out. It’s not really suitable as a daily driver phone just yet (especially this early dev model!), but Linux mainline on phone is coming. I’ve run all kinds of useful hacking tools on the device with 0 issues, metasploit, nmap, tcpdump, hydra, mitmproxy etc. Ubuntu touch is showing real promise.

Uniden SDS200 is still by far the best radio scanner I have ever used, it can stream through my LAN and supports most common data modes. It even has mobile apps that you can use to mirror & control the radio settings. There is a little bit of a lag in the received audio->LAN->WiFi->mobile path yet the audio quality is excellent. The network analyzer utility is something I have never seen in any other commercial units. It automagically harvests talkgroups via P25 simulcast control freq.

Pinebook Pro is still by far my favorite Linux device, I set it up with Mastodon (telephant) & Matrix (gomuks) in the hopes that I’ll be more productive moving from Twitter and post content more effectively. Both are golang clients, had issues with NodeJS/Electrum on aarch64. I’m really enjoying Manjaro Linux, this definitely feels more comfortable for microblogging.

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