How to Crack Android Full Disk Encryption on Qualcomm Devices

“Since the key is available to TrustZone, Qualcomm, and OEMs [Original Equipment Manufacturers] could simply create and sign a TrustZone image which extracts the KeyMaster keys and flash it to the target device,” Beniamini wrote. “This would allow law enforcement to easily brute force the FDE password off the device using the leaked keys.”

Source: How to Crack Android Full Disk Encryption on Qualcomm Devices




Evolution of the Web

An awesome site which covers the history of the internet; technologies, browsers and code!

“Interactive infographic about the evolution of browsers and the web. This infographic features major web browsers since 1993 such as Mosaic, Netscape, Opera, Internet Explorer, Safari, Firefox, and Chrome, as well as key developments in web technologies such as HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.”

Source: The evolution of the web



Splunk Add-on Builder

Building Splunk Add-ons isn’t the easiest process, especially if they need to be CIM compliant and support various input types (which many do!).

The Splunk Add-on Builder is a new Splunk app which takes you through the process within the WebUI and so far works really well!



To SQL or NoSQL? An overview of Hadoop, MongoDB & Couchbase

“Hadoop is enabled by a technology Google created called MapReduce, a way to process and generate large data sets with a parallel, distributed algorithm on a cluster. Google wrote a few papers on it, and then it got picked up by Yahoo programmers who brought it into the open source Apache environment. MapReduce evolved into what Yahoo hoped would be an answer to its search engine woes: an open source platform called Hadoop that collects data from sources such as social media, customers, and financials, storing it in a data warehouse to undergo the MapReduce process. It has made it easier and cheaper than ever to analyze the data being churned out by the Internet. Fun database fact—Hadoop was named after a toy elephant.”

Source: To SQL or NoSQL? That’s the database question