I recently finished competing in the AusCERT2016 Capture the Flag (CTF) challenge which ran for 48 hours. Coming in 10th place from dozens of active participants was very rewarding! I entered under the team alias "InsertCoin"- partly to protect myself if I performed terribly(!) but also because I'm currently looking for new work opportunities - and the name subtly describes my current state-of-mind … Continue reading AusCERT2016 CTF – 10th Place!
Following on from some recent research into Cryptocurrencies, I've been looking at the somewhat unique Huntercoin. It claims to be a so-called "human mine-able" cryptocurrency. I'm not so much interested at the moment in actually playing what I presume is some kind of online game for mining the coins, as I see there is a core … Continue reading Huntercoin node on Ubuntu 16.04
In what has turned out to be an in-depth look at multiple cryptocurrencies recently, I've been having a deeper look into Namecoin. This research has meant having to spin up test virtual machines and since Ubuntu 16.04 is my server OS of choice (the 64-bit LTS server version) here's how I've setup a Namecoin node. Your results … Continue reading Building a Namecoin server with Ubuntu 16.04
Ubuntu 16.04 has been out for just over a month now, and I'm in the process of upgrading some boxen. In some cases I've been completely reinstalling them for that clean fresh feel, and find myself once again having to configure static IP addresses. Doing this can be problematic (made worse by the fact that even … Continue reading Configure static IP address on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Server