AWS Certified Security Speciality
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AWS Certified Security Speciality

Ahmed Musaad
Ahmed Musaad
I have been learning about AWS and its security services for about a year or so and last week I took the security speciality exam in an attempt to validate my knowledge on the topic and also more of a personal challenge.
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My First AWS GameDay
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My First AWS GameDay

Ahmed Musaad
Ahmed Musaad
AWS Game Day is by all counts a highly informative, enjoyable, and challenging game. I learned a lot, had my skills challenged, and most-importantly had fun working with my teammates under the pressure of limited time. If you want to learn more about AWS services, this is a fun way of doing that.
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I Hate Hot Weather
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I Hate Hot Weather

Ahmed Musaad
Ahmed Musaad
Sitting in my living room, taking a break from studying for an upcoming AWS exam and writing this blog post to rant about how much I hate hot weather which isn't exactly an informative topic but hey, that's what rants are for, aren't they?
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Extract All Senders From Apple Mail
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Extract All Senders From Apple Mail

Ahmed Musaad
Ahmed Musaad
Trying to get a list of all email addresses that sent you emails since you created your email address? Well, it's your lucky day, this tip might save you few minutes if you use macOS and the default Mail app.
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Cortex vs. IntelOwl
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Cortex vs. IntelOwl

Ahmed Musaad
Ahmed Musaad
Both Cortex and IntelOwl are awesome tools for observable analysis, I wanted to learn a bit about both of them and what better way to do that than trying both tools and writing a comparison of them?
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Making My Home Slightly Smarter
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Making My Home Slightly Smarter

Ahmed Musaad
Ahmed Musaad
I have been working from home for the better part of last year, and it was starting to get on my nerves. I needed some new shinty object to distract me from the current depressing reality, and what's more shiny than a light that can change it colours following the music playing on your phone?
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Why Sweden?
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Why Sweden?

Ahmed Musaad
Ahmed Musaad
I have to admit that I gave different answers to this question depending on the person asking. In this post, I will try to summarize my answer to this question and hopefully shed some light on what made me want to live through these crazy winters.
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New Blog Theme
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New Blog Theme

Ahmed Musaad
Ahmed Musaad
I have been contemplating the idea of updating the theme of this blog for some time now but never got the chance to get around to it, well today I did, and you are reading this post in the new improved design.
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The Secret We Share
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The Secret We Share

Ahmed Musaad
Ahmed Musaad
Andrew Solomon opened his famous Ted talk by reciting a poem written by Emily Dickinson and for some reason it stuck with me since the first time I heard it. If you have some time, watch the full talk, you won't regret it.
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Securing My Home Network
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Securing My Home Network

Ahmed Musaad
Ahmed Musaad
My home network always had a simple security setup, a router, a firewall, and a bunch of computers. After months of ignoring it, I finally got around to reviewing the setup and making some improvements.
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Web Security For Developers
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Web Security For Developers

Ahmed Musaad
Ahmed Musaad
If you are an aspiring web developer, security engineer, or web application penetration tester, Web Security For Developers is a great place to start learning about the most important topics that will follow you for the rest of your career.
1 min read
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