Thursday, September 29, 2011

"Prey: From Praying to Preying"

My new column is out in Hakin9 magazine. It was 2 months overdue so it is a relief that it is finally published.
An excerpt of it in the "Tool Time" column this month.
"Since the issue 7/2010 article Prey: A new hope, there have been developments in the device tracking tool. It has been enhanced to now be able to monitor lost Android smartphones and tablets when activated. There was a reported case in May 2011 where a Californian harnessed evidence collected from a similar tool, Hidden, to recover his stolen Macbook."

Saturday, September 24, 2011


Was lazy to memorise the Nessus commands to start/stop the service as well as update its plugins so I decided to dump them into the following script.

echo "\033[0;34mPrepping Nessus for scanning.\033[0m"
sudo /etc/init.d/nessusd stop
echo "\033[0;31mUpdating Nessus plugins.\033[0m"
sudo /opt/nessus/sbin/nessus-update-plugins
echo "\033[0;31mStart Nessus service.\033[0m"
sudo /etc/init.d/nessusd start
echo "\033[0;31mAccess Nessus console on\033[0m"

#"nessusjob" written by commandrine.
#Please send comments and queries to commandrine[at]gmail[dot]com.
#Version 1.0 dated 23rd September 2011.
#Pre-requisite is having "Nessus" installed, registered license key configured and the Nessus user created.
#Save this script to your home folder. Run "sudo chmod +x" to make it executable.

Download it here.