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Splunk Alerts on Slack

Splunk, AWS and Slack

For those using log tools such as Splunk, you can setup alerts. These will run queries every so often and trigger actions when conditions are met e.g. count of events surpasses a threshold.

This post is about pushing those alerts from Splunk to Slack. When an alarm is triggered, a JSON request is made by Splunk to a URL you provide. This gives the benefit of your own customisation of messages.

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Defcon 25


Burner phone? Check. Laptop wiped? Check. Few WN722N adapters? Check. It was that time of year again, where the InfoSec community got together in Las Vegas for the world’s largest hacking conference, with an estimated 25,000 people, for three day of: talks, hacking and drinking.

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Parrot Manager

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My side project for the last few months.

A simple cross-platform modern password manager, with the ability to synchronize a password database over SSH and make automatic backups.

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Moving to Jekyll and AWS

Recently I have transitioned my website to be statically generated, using Jekyll, and moved hosting to Amazon Web Services (AWS). Not only does it load faster, due to being distributed around the world using AWS CloudFront, but it but it’s easier to maintain and reduces the potential to be attacked. And costs less!

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Hacking the Nandos Pong Game


As apart of a promotion between the 1st of September until the 31st of October 2012, the game allows students to win Nando’s Gift Cards worth £600 - with three of them up for grabs, hence £1,800 of value. To win the prize, one must simply play the game and fill-in their details, with three random people selected by the closing date. I was sent this game by a friend after telling him that Adobe Flash games in competitions are often poorly written or/and secured, with him asking me to prove my point with this game.

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