Ahmed Musaad

I am a security engineer, a programmer, and a hobbyist system administrator. I enjoy learning things and writing about them.

Sweden

29 posts

Downloading A Website from The Internet Archive

I was working on recovering some lost websites through their cached copies on the Wayback Machine. I needed a much faster (and more offline) way to access these cached copies of websites. Hartator's Wayback Machine Downloader to the rescue.

Connect to RDS using Python & SSL

Are you trying to connect to an RDS instance from a Python script while maintaining SSL encryption? If so, then you are in luck, the following script provides a simple example of how to create and use such a connection.

Find the Public Key of a ProtonMail User

I realised I needed an easier way to provide my PGP key to readers without putting the key itself on the page (for several reasons). I thought this information could be useful to others, so here we go.

Useful Tools (1)

Every day I come across a multitude of tools that do this or that, and while a lot of them are overrated, there are many useful tools that help me enhance my productivity. In this series of posts, I share these tools with you.

On Scapegoating CISOs

After a major breach, it's often the CISO that falls on their sword and finds themselves looking for work. Do you think this a good display of accountability, or a damaging form of scapegoating?

iVerify Security App for iPhone

Trails of Bits recently released a new security app for iPhone (iVerify). An easy to use the app with great user experience and informative guides that helps you improve the security of your iPhone in a few minutes.

Paul Graham on Schedules

A meeting in the morning can ruin any chance of doing something productive before lunch, and the same thing goes for meetings after lunch, they reduce the possibility of completing bigger tasks in the afternoon.

Hack.lu 2019 - Day (3)

It's the last day of Hack.lu. I am a bit exhausted, arrived a bit late and missed the first session of the day. Nonetheless, it was a great day, filled with learning and networking.