Author: Michael J. Ford

Check if your desired password is already available in haveibeenpwnd database. This command uses the API provided by HIBP

$ function hibp() { sha1=$(echo -n “$1″|sha1sum|awk ‘{print toupper($0)}’|tr -d ‘n’); curl -s -H $…

Process command output line by line in a while loop

$ while read -r line; do echo $line; done < <(YOUR COMMAND HERE);
This snippet allows to proc…

5 Tools to Scan a Linux Server for Malware and Rootkits

There are constant level of high attacks and port scans on Linux servers all the time, while a prop…

There’s A Computer In This Hard Drive

Throughout the history of personal computers, there are some unique form factors. The 3com Audrey w…

Generate Random Text based on Length

$ genRandomText() { local n=$1; while [ $((n–)) -gt 0 ]; do printf “x$(printf %x $((RANDOM % 26 +…

Calculate days on which Friday the 13th occurs

$ for y in $(seq 1996 2018); do echo -n “$y -> “; for m in $(seq 1 12); do NDATE=$(date –date “…

HackUp is a Desktop Hacker News Client for Linux

Avid readers of social news sharing site Hacker News might be interested in a new app recently adde…

Why is it so hard to ‘root’ a smartphone?

If a phone is just a tiny computer, why is it so hard to be the admin?

Rooting, bootloader unloc…

Linux Fu: Watch That Filesystem

The UNIX Way is to cobble together different, single-purpose programs to get the effect you want, f…

Tor Hidden Services

by Kyle Rankin

Why should client…

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