Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Don't call it a comeback ... Ok, maybe it is

Has it really been four years since my last post!? Well I guess it has! So a better question is: "What has changed for me to bring this blog back?"

Well last February I  got rid of my apartment, took leave of my job, and hiked all 2185.3 miles of the Appalachian Trail from Georgia to Maine. During that time I realized how much blogging meant to me. Long story short, I've been working with my employer to figure out how I could restart this blog now that I'm back.

I don't want to spend too much time on this news post but I might as well end it on one more question: "What should you expect?" That's up in the air right now and I plan on remaining flexible, but I feel one thing I have to contribute to the research community is the fact that I really do enjoy constructing and running experiments. I may not be the best coder, l33t3st password cracker, or have a million dollar cracking setup, but I do have mad Excel skills and I love digging into algorithms. Right now I'm investigating the new PRINCE tool from At0m, creator of Hashcat, (You can get it here) so hopefully I should have a post up about it in a couple of days.

Balance, I have it


Allen Baranov said...

Welcome back.

I'm also too scared to even look when my last post was.. I don't think it is all that long ago but my last Information Security post must be long ago..

What I have done for the last few (longer) posts is to do them all in PowerPoint which surprisingly helps to get the flow going.

I look forward to your thinking on the tool. It looks interesting but I can't see what its value actually is.

Matt Weir said...

Thanks. It's weird but I also like Powerpoint, though I usually use it like a whiteboard when organizing my thoughts. As to the PRINCE tool, I'm still trying to figure out exactly where it would fit in my password cracking toolbox as well. I'm currently running some tests where I'm comparing it to other tools/attack-modes so based on those results I'll have a better idea.

Bah! said...

Welcome back!
I have tremendously missed that blog.
I am really glad that you've find a way to blog and share your knowledge with us.