Showing posts from 2018

Setting Up the Perfect fMan for my Needs

fMan is the best file manager out there. But as one of its best features is minimalism, some configurations are in order to make it more suitable to my needs. So lets begin tweaking fMan to be the best file manager for my needs. Install fMan Install Search Functionality Ctrl+Shift+P will bring up the command palette, "install a plugin" Install plugin: Search Now you can search for any specific file from inside fMan by clicking CTRL+f7 (or command palette and search for "search"). Install Preview Functionality Install plugin: Preview (This enables previewing any file using f3) For the preview to work, you need to install a 3rd party previewer, so install QuickLook Now click on any file with the f3 key When asked for a preview utility, point it to: %localappdata%\Programs\QuickLook\QuickLook.exe Enjoy this quick and amazing preview functionality (better than any other around), you can preview ANY file, be it a compressed file, exe, text

Essential Apps Every Windows User Should have in his Arsenal

As a general thumb of rule, I suggest installing the minimal number of applications on your windows system, if you are not sure you need it just don't install it. The logic behind my above rule of thumb is that the more applications you have the more your windows system becomes/might become unstable and the more your registry becomes cluttered etc, windows has a very generous set of tools by default, so you might need to add just a minimal set of your own tools if that. That being said, a good application can save you a lot of time and work, so those which are needed I encourage you to install, thus I am writing this blog post to introduce you to my minimal set of tools which make my life so much easier. Each one of the tools I will write about deserves its own post comparing it to the competition, but this post will only focus on a list (with some descriptions) of the tools. Must Have As a file manager I suggest using fman , that is only if you work strongly on files al

Profiling Java @ 2019

A good profiler can really help you in your work while coding Java (I assume while coding any coding language but I am referring to Java here) It can find memory leaks (Which object and how many of it takes the most of your limited memory?), CPU bottlenecks and other surprising data like the time consumed by each network call / DB query etc. Thus it is not so surprising to find many different java profilers around. I will try to map here the Java profiling tools lying around My short list of requirements will include the following: Profiler Requirements Constantly updated profiler (how a profiler built to profile Java6 will behave with Java11?) Clear GUI - As I will want to dive into the profiling data - it will be much simpler using UI Free (With a big advantage to the open sourced ones) (Optional) Remote profiling List of Profilers Dead Profilers (At least 5 years without an update) JIP - Java Interactive Profiler  - Last update 2010 Profiler4J - Last Updat

File managers at 2018-2019

What is a file manager ? A file manager is an application which manages files mainly by doing simple file functionality like copy/move/delete/rename etc. The functionality of a file manager can broaden to many other file-related aspects like a graphic tree of your local hard drive, comparison of directories, edit/view of files, pack/unpack and many more functions. The main look of a file manager will be a two-pane frame in which you can see two different directories at a glance, while performing functions related to the right pane, left pane or both (like copying a file from the left pane to the right). There are many modern file managers (a lot of file managers exist today) most have the basic functionality I mentioned earlier, and each one has its own flavor, adding functionality by using a plugin system or having the special functionality at the core level of the file manager. Why people used them in the past ? In the past (I am talking about the DOS era 1980-1997), a

MITM Attack or How to get Access to Your Neighbour's Gmail

I will try to explain the two main methods of getting the victim's access to sites he visits (even those protected by HTTPS). The methods I will talk about are based on MITM (Man in the middle) attack. Both methods require you to connect to the victim's wifi beforehand (prerequisite). 1. Listen to all traffic from the devices on your network to the router. 2. Cheat the router and the victim to pass all of their traffic through you (as a proxy , thus gaining access to all traffic). Listen The first method (listening mode) is more non-detectable as you don't actually disturb the victim or the router, you just listen to the packets of traffic as they go through the air. This method can be done using two main modes: I. Promiscuous mode - Which is a mode you can use even on windows OS, and can be enabled on many network devices. This mode is not recommended ever using as it has lots of limitations, the most prominent one is that it can listen to traffic only on non-e

MITM Attack Using Windows at 2018

A year ago I wrote about my first stab at MITM attacks . In this post I want to focus on MITM attacks using windows only tools. What is MITM Attack? A M an I n T he M iddle attack is an attack where the attacker is connected to the same network as the victim while positioning himself between the victim and the router thus makes himself a sort of a proxy while grabbing all of the network packets on the fly with the possibility of dumping them or even altering them. So instead of: Victim -> Router It is altered to: Victim -> Attacker -> Router How does the MITM work ? Without delving deeply to technicalities, the attacker will need three main tools: A. Spoofing tool - this one will make the attacker spoof the network to make the victim believe the attacker is the router thus sending all of its packets to the attacker instead of to the router, then the attacker will forward those packets to the router. B. Dumping tool - A tool to capture all of those packets going

LiveCD comes to the Rescue

Any professional needs a good toolset in order to do good work. In the case of a computer technician, that toolset will include rescue disk/s. A rescue disk will come in handy when a computer should be accessed but the OS doesn't start, the rescue disk will contain a bootable section, which will be an alternative OS to access the computer and its drives. A good rescue disk should have a large set of tools which should include anti viruses, partition managers, hardware analyzers and fixers as well as many common tools like a web browser, file explorer etc. A better rescue disk should have a LiveDisk mode as well as a simple windows mode which will contain many tools which can be used in a healthy environment - these tools should be portable and could be used in order to fix a specific problem on a working windows OS. The livedisk should work with or without an internet connection (which is a problem for antivrus utils as they won't have the latest virus signa