Monthly Archives: July 2016

JavaScript Deobfuscation (ABCTF2016 – JS Pls)

One of the challenges in ABCTF 2016 last week was some JavaScript deobfuscation to obtain a flag. As this is something I’ve never fully done before, I figured this would be a good start.

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Deobfuscate Python (ABCTF2016 – Obfuscated 1)

One of the challenges in ABCTF 2016 last week was to deobfuscate python and obtain the flag. As this is something I’ve only done a few times, I figured it would be a fun challenge and write-up.

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ECB Chosen Plaintext Attack (ABCTF2016 – Encryption Service)

While reading a blog post last week, I decided to implement an ECB chosen plaintext attack.

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New Jewelry Holder

Over the past couple of years (and moves), I have begun to subscribe to the idea of “less is more.” Less clutter is more free space. Less stuff is more time and money saved. I’ve stopped buying (for the most part), cheap, inexpensive clothing that won’t hold up for more than one season. I am also an avid fan of second-hand clothing stores and thrift shops. With these ideas, I have been (very) slowly trying to remove clutter from my home/life.  These ideas inspired my latest craft project.

I used to have a giant jewelry tree that took up a significant amount of space on my dresser. While functional, it ended up being a collection of a lot of pieces that I never actually wore.

Old necklace tree

Old jewelry tree

Last weekend, I went through the jewelry on my tree. Turns out, I only wore about half of what was hanging on it. I put these pieces aside and will be donating the rest to a charity.

As I was left with about 10 necklaces and 5 bracelets, I realized I didn’t need that giant tree to display them all! So I brainstormed (and briefly poked around on Pinterest) until inspiration smacked me upside the head. MAKE SOMETHING, SILLY!!

Since I LOVED the decoupage frame with buttons I made earlier this year, why don’t I make a bigger one, fill it with cork board, and hang my jewelry on push pins?

So I did.

New, bigger frame with buttons!

New, bigger frame covered with an old book and buttons!

I even managed to NOT get decoupage glue everywhere (this time!). But, I did burn my finger a bit on the glue gun. C’est la vie.

And now with cork!

And now with cork!

I bought the cork sized to fit perfectly in the frame. If I make more of these, I will probably end up buying cork in bulk and cutting it to fit the individual frame size. For this frame, I hot glued the cork into place. As the cork was still a bit flimsy, I cut a piece of cardboard the same size as the cork and fitted it into the back of the frame. This provided the extra structure needed in order to successfully hang jewelry from the cork board. I found some cute push pins at Target in the dollar section.

Finished project!

Finished project!

Currently, the frame is resting on top of my dresser, but it could also be hung on the wall. All of my necklaces, and most of my bracelets, fit on the frame. This visual reminds me that in order to purchase new jewelry, I need to give up a current piece. Or make a larger jewelry holder….

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Wedding Decor Decoupage

Earlier this spring, I was asked to help make decorations for a wedding! The lovely bride-to-be shipped me some wooden ampersands “&” and bases to “decorate as I pleased,” so long as I followed the red, white, silver, and black color scheme. Decoupage, I thought! Decoupage it all!

So I did!!

Starting materials.

Starting materials.

I learned that covering curvy 3-D items with tissue paper takes a significantly longer time than covering one flat surface. It is also quite messy, as my poor table was sticky with Mod Podge for a period of time.

Working through it with my trusty side-kick.

Working through it with my trusty side-kick.

The cat was quite helpful during the process. She added her own flair (read- cat hair) to the pieces and kept the tissue paper warm for me.

Judging my mess.

Judging my mess.

This project took significantly longer than I anticipated. I am glad I started weeks before the wedding date, otherwise it would have been a scramble to finish in time!

Overall, I did 5 ampersands and 5 “bases”, each with a different color or pattern of tissue paper.  I found some silver glitter spray paint at Home Depot that I spritzed over the solid colors to jazz them up a bit. Note to others who use this spray paint: IT IS VERY GLITTERY! You only need one or two quick passes over your piece to add a bit of glitter! It is very easy to over-do it with the glitter!

Finished Products!

Finished Products! And some beer….

The wedding itself was beautiful! It was a private ceremony held at a lake-side mansion out in the country. The bride looked spectacular and the groom was quite spiffy.

In action! The cakes were delicious, if you were curious.

Ampersand in action! The cakes were delicious.

Much to my delight (and horror of Doyler), I caught the bouquet!

Bouquet success!

Bouquet success!

Overall, it was a beautiful weekend celebrating a wonderful couple. I was very honored to be asked to be a part of the affair and relished every moment. I will definitely be open to crafting for other weddings, but will no longer underestimate the amount of time or prep work that goes into them!

 

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Android Game Hacking

As I have no mobile pentesting experience yet, I decided to try my hand at a little android game hacking.

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securityheaders A and SSL Server Labs A+

Someone pointed out to me that I was still getting an F on the securityheaders test and only an A on the SSL Labs Test.

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