Imunity releases Silica, handheld "Pen" tester

16 08 2006

Wow, a portable penetration tester the size of a PDA. It does not have a price listed on their site yet, but the capabilities are nice.

From their site:

Immunity SILICA is a hand-held penetration testing product that leverages Immunity CANVAS to provide a unique testing tool for networks. Currently it supports 802.11 (Wi-Fi) and Bluetooth wireless connections or optionally Ethernet via USB. Its slim, PDA-like profile allows the penetration tester to perform testing while appearing to perform an innocuous behavior.

Example Use Cases:

  • Tell SILICA to scan every machine on every wireless network for file shares and download anything of interest to the SILICA device. Then just put it in your suit pocket and walk through your target’s office space.
  • Tell SILICA to actively penetrate any machines it can target (with any of Immunity CANVAS’s exploits) and have all successfully penetrated machines connect via HTTP/DNS to an external listening post running Immunity CANVAS Professional.
  • Mail SILICA to your target’s CEO, then let it turn on and hack anything it can as it’s sitting on their desk.
  • Have SILICA conduct MITM attacks against people on a wireless network.
  • They also just recently released a new verion of CANVAS Professional – “an automated exploitation system, and a comprehensive, reliable exploit development framework to penetration testers and security professionals worldwide.” They’re up to 6.12 at the time of this post.

    CANVAS Professional.


    Visio Stencils

    11 08 2006

    Links to Visio Stencils I’ve found on the web…all free, but buried down in their corporate websites. These are direct links:

    (EDIT: Thanks to Lutz, we now have a link to the Watchguard Stencils!)

    1. Cisco Devices

    2. Dell Devices

    3. HP/ Compaq

    4. IBM

    5. Avocent

    6. WatchGuard – Many thanks to Lutz for the find! Thanks!!!

    7. Siemon

    8. SecPoint Protector UTM Stencils

    That’s it for now, but a great start!

    Making a miniFM Transmitter

    25 05 2006

    I found a great tutorial on building an FM Transmitter so you can transmit audio from your MP3 player, walkman, or laptop to your stereo. I'm going to attempt a 12V version to install in my Jeep so I can plug in my MP3 player. (My CD player skips over bumps). I could probably pick up an FM modulator for ~$20 at WalMart, but building it would be way more fun!

    Microsoft “Carmine” to be next step in MS Server Virtualization Path

    18 04 2006

    Roudybob mentions an InformationWeek article on MS "Carmine".  Interesting read as I am just now experimenting with Virtual Server R2 (free now).

    I was on the fence on whether to go VMWare GSX Server or MS, but if MS can get this together, I'll stay with VS R2.

    Dual boot OS X and Windows with Apple’s Bootcamp

    6 04 2006


    More and more people are buying and loving Macs. To make this choice simply irresistible, Apple will include technology in the next major release of Mac OS X, Leopard, that lets you install and run the Windows XP operating system on your Mac. Called Boot Camp (for now), you can download a public beta today.

    Deal of the Week @ Goodwill

    16 03 2006

    Today I found a real prize at my local Goodwill. A working Atari 2600 with a load of extras!

    First was the TELE-GAMES CENTER box that everything is stored in which has the same cool woodgrain look and a smoked plastic cover. Inside were 2 standard joysticks, 2 paddle controllers, 2 keyboard controllers (which I never used before), a fancy “Pointmaster” joystick, the “TV/ Computer” switch box, controller extender cable (Rock on!) and the power supply. Upon powering the unit up, I has some issues with the video, but I followed the cleaning directions I found here (they also have a downloadable service manual for the 2600 and 5200) and it works just great!

    The games I got with it are: Pac-Man, Ms. Pac-Man, PITFALL!, Combat, Warlords, Breakaway IV, Target Fun, Space Invaders, KABOOM!, Concentration , and Codebreaker. They all seem to work, but I’m looking for a few games that I really enjoyed as a kid like Frogs and Flies, Adventure, Defender, and Missle Command. (If anyone happens to find old games around the house and wants to donate them to me, let me know!)

    And the best part is…it was $5.99 and the money supports a good cause!

    Atari 2600

    Wow, I’ve looked at home automation, but this is ridiculous!

    2 03 2006

    Check out this guy’s home monitoring webpage.

    Amazing, I wonder how much something like that costs? Well, anyway, here’s how it all works, very nice system. Dell, SQL, Sony PTZ Camera…