Web security

I participated in a work event regarding web security, where I had to hack 5 seemingly innocuous websites to learn about web vulnerabilities.  By hack, I mean just execute alert().  In case I get amnesia, here’re some notes.   1. simple javascript injection. There was an input textbox, where I had to simply put in: […]


android optimizing apps on every reboot

Android lollipop does optimizing apps every reboot   1. Turn off your Moto X Press and hold Power and Volume Up to access Fastboot on the Moto X (2014). / © ANDROIDPIT 2. Press and hold Power and Volume Down for a couple of seconds and then release. You’ll see the Fastboot menu. 3. Use […]


network doesn’t work on mac

If safari (and other apps like adium) don’t work, but chrome still works, try: $ sudo launchctl stop com.apple.networkd $ sudo launchctl start com.apple.networkd


itunes account WITHOUT credit card

in iTunes: Choose redeem link on right hand side under “quick links” (scroll down) Follow prompts. There is now “None” option next to all the credit cards/paypal


Transfer domain from godaddy to namesilo steps

1. godaddy: cancel privacy/ domain lock 2. godaddy request authorization code. get email. 3. namesilo: request transfer of domain. 4. namesilo: enter authorization code in email from step 2 (and pay). get email 5. follow link in email from step 4 to accept transfer (takes like 5 minutes to godaddy’s, i.e. current, email address) 6. […]


Windows 10 Boot entry shenanigans

Dual boot environment with windows 10 and windows 7.  It uses windows 7 instead of windows 10’s metro boot.   From windows 10, just run: bcdboot C:\Windows   That command will replace the boot files with the ones from Windows 10.


Mac hosed from installing new mac os

New mac os available.  You try to install but you run out of space.  It will fail and your mac will be hosed.  You could press command + R while booting and get into OS Utilities, but it doesn’t allow you to free up space and delete files individually.   Solution: boot into live usb […]