Thursday 30 June 2011

Mobius Forensic Toolkit 0.5.8 Is Out

Mobius Forensic Toolkit is a forensic framework written in Python/GTK that manages cases and case items, providing an abstract interface for developing extensions. Cases and item categories are defined using XML files for easy integration with other tools.

Changes: The Hive (registry viewer) features three new reports: email accounts, TCP/IP interfaces, and computer descriptions. All registry reports can be exported as CSV and the user password report can be exported in a format suitable for John the Ripper as well. Minor improvements were made.

For more information and downloads, visit the official link here.


Wednesday 29 June 2011

Ubuntu PPA Managing With PPABuilder

While reading stuffs on internet I came across this. You can manage your ubuntu PPA using the PPABuilder tool.

To install the tool, type the following commands from terminal:
sudo apt-add-repository ppa:lkjoel/ppabuilder
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install ppabuilder

The complete guide for this is available here.


Source Code Auditing With Graudit

Graudit is a simple script and signature sets that allows you to find potential security flaws in source code using the GNU utility grep. It's comparable to other static analysis applications like RATS, SWAAT and flaw-finder while keeping the technical requirements to a minimum and being very flexible.

The tool can be downloaded from HERE


Search, Stream, and/or Download Audios/Videos From Youtube and Other Sites With GMediaFinder

GMediaFinder is a new GTK based desktop application that allows you to search, stream and download audios and videos from different sites. Both the windows and linux version of the tool are available and it can be great alternative to Minitube for linux.

It support fullscreen mode (double click on the video or F2/esc), visualisations and use the gstreamer engine to play sounds and videos. This tool also allows searching and streaming of audio and video from several other websites such as, Tagoo, etc.

It is available for ubuntu through PPA so to install the tool, type the following commands in your terminal.

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:s-lagui/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install gmediafinder

I hope this info is useful. :)


Friday 24 June 2011

how to split a file in linux

If you need to split a single large file into smaller pieces to transfer the files through small memory drives(I had to transfer 4.6 GB matlab ISO using two 4 GB pendrives), there's this simple command line tool called "split" developed by Torbjorn Granlund and Richard M. Stallman.

Fire up the terminal and navigate to the directory in which the file to be splitted is present.

Then, we'll use the split command as below:

split --bytes=2G matlab.iso matlab_

After executing the above command, the iso is divided into smaller chunks of specified file size. The --bytes option can take various different arguments such as 2K, 2M, etc.

To recombine the files into a single file, open the terminal and type the following after navigating to the proper directory.

cat matlab_* > matlab.iso

For more information on the command, type man split.


Monday 20 June 2011

SLC Examination 2067 Result Is Out

OCE, Sanothimi has published the result of SLC examination 2067 today and if you are wondering how you can view the result with marksheet, check this post.

To view SLC result with marksheet, we can visit the official OCE site given below. : Though the info on the page says that the result is of 2067 (probably they are updating their database), you can view full marksheet from the page there. : Marksheet available now


Friday 10 June 2011

Online Alternative To Matlab

Today, I visited a website which provided the service of working on Matlab online in a website without any need of installing Matlab software. Although not comprehensive as the software itself, this web version can be quite useful in some cases.

This site offers as of now more than 500 Matlab R2009A commands. Only text commands are supported for now and they are working for graphical supports such as plots.

Thanks to Brisha for pointing this useful site. :)


Thursday 9 June 2011

Advanced HTTP Fingerprinting With httprecon

One of the first steps in web server hacking involves fingerprinting to gather information regarding the web server and various mods applied to it. Fingerprinting the web server manually can be cumbersome so some good folks have developed an advanced open-source fingerprinting tool known as httprecon

*Description from official webpage:

The httprecon project is doing some research in the field of web server fingerprinting, also known as http fingerprinting. The goal is the highly accurate identification of given httpd implementations. This is very important within professional vulnerability analysis.

Besides the discussion of different approaches and the documentation of gathered results also an implementation for automated analysis is provided. This software shall improve the easyness and efficiency of this kind of enumeration. Traditional approaches as like banner-grabbing, status code enumeration and header ordering analysis are used. However, many other analysis techniques were introduced to increase the possibilities of accurate web server fingerprinting.

Check the Page of httprecon project


Saturday 4 June 2011

Techgaun on custom domain

Hi everybody, I am glad to announce that techgaun has now moved to the custom domain I hope to post more actively now. Thanks everyone for your visit. :)


Friday 3 June 2011

Download Torrents From Demonoid Without Any Account is one of the most widely used bittorrent tracking site and registration requires invitation from the existing member of However, in case you don't have an account, there's still a way to download the torrents from demonoid. I would like to thank a friend for providing me insights of doing this.

First go to the following link:

The search page will appear. Now its just the matter of search and download. Have fun downloading torrents from :)


Thursday 2 June 2011

Install New Nvidia Driver 270.41.19 in Ubuntu

NVIDIA has released the new versions of unix drivers recently and many bugs have been fixed in this release.

To install this recent driver in ubuntu 11.xx, open the terminal and type the following:
sudo apt-add-repository ppa:ubuntu-x-swat/x-updates
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install nvidia-current

Also the packages are available for download from following links:


MidpSSH: SSH and Telnet Client For J2ME Phones

MidpSSH is an SSH and Telnet client for MIDP 1.0 / 2.0 (J2ME) devices such as Java™-capable cellphones and other mobile devices.

MidpSSH provides SSH (Secure Shell) and Telnet functionality on mobile devices such as cellphones. This is really useful for people who need to access a server wherever they are, without carrying around a computer or searching for an Internet connection. Because the screen is small, the connection is often slow, and you’re possibly without a full keyboard, it isn’t great for prolonged use - but if you’re desperate it’s a life saver.

For downloading and more information, go to the official site.

I hope this tool comes useful for you sometimes. :)


Wednesday 1 June 2011

How To Enable SSH Login Access For Linux Users

So you just added a new user to your linux box and you want to give SSH login access (OpenSSH server in my example) to that user. You just need to edit the sshd_config file and add the user for SSH access.

To do this, open the /etc/ssh/sshd_config file and search for the AllowUsers string. Now just add the username of newly created user at the end of the line just as below:

#Adding new user samar for SSh access
AllowUsers nano root samar

Also, the SSh access for root account can be configured as well. For that, search the PermitRootLogin string and to enable root login set it as yes as below:

PermitRootLogin yes

This enables SSh access to the root user as well. But enabling the root login is not the good security practice. I hope this HowTo helps you. :)