Tools

Quick posts where I share with you useful tools I stumble upon every now and then.
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Semgrep, A SAST Tool
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Semgrep, A SAST Tool

Ahmed Musaad
Ahmed Musaad
I came upon Semgrep while doing a code review and was seriously impressed by the ease of use, language support, and community rule sets. If you are looking for a decent open source SAST tool to aid your code reviews, look no further.
1 min read
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?
5 min read
Getting Acquainted With MISP
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Getting Acquainted With MISP

Ahmed Musaad
Ahmed Musaad
MISP is a great platform for intelligence sharing and collaboration. I have had it on my mind for a while now but only today did I get the chance to learn more about it. This post is the first in many to come about MISP and use cases I will be building around it.
6 min read
My Privacy-Focused Productivity Setup (2020)
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My Privacy-Focused Productivity Setup (2020)

Ahmed Musaad
Ahmed Musaad
We all need a way to send our friends the latest memes but that doesn't mean we should sacrifice our privacy and data control while doing so. In this post, I share some of the services I use to protect my privacy and remain productive.
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Listen To VoIP Calls in PCAP Files Using Wireshark
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Listen To VoIP Calls in PCAP Files Using Wireshark

Ahmed Musaad
Ahmed Musaad
One question in CyberDefender's most recent challenge taught me something new. The question asked you to listen to the audio stream that can be found in the PCAP file to find the flag and claim the points. I never knew Wireshark supports doing this hence this TIL.
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Pinned Messages in Slack Channels
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Pinned Messages in Slack Channels

Ahmed Musaad
Ahmed Musaad
The way pinned messages work in Slack is one of the things I find frustrating about the platform. If I pin a message, I expect it to remain visible in the channel not tucked into a side tab. This post outlines a rough PoC for a Slack application that can help you "truly" pin your messages.
6 min read
TIL: Sysdiagnose
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TIL: Sysdiagnose

Ahmed Musaad
Ahmed Musaad
Sysdiagnose is a diagnostic tool available on all Apple products. It collects information and logs from various parts of the systems to provide a full image of the system state at a certain point in time. The data collected is quite comprehensive and covers a wide range of aspects.
1 min read
Essential Extensions For Safe Web Browsing
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Essential Extensions For Safe Web Browsing

Ahmed Musaad
Ahmed Musaad
The internet is an integral part of our life, we can’t stop using services or browsing websites but we need to protect ourselves while doing so. In this article, I share some useful web extensions that will improve your online security and privacy.
2 min read
Setapp, A Must-Have for macOS Users
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Setapp, A Must-Have for macOS Users

Ahmed Musaad
Ahmed Musaad
Setapp is a paid software subscription service that gives users access to a wide range of applications geared towards the Apple ecosystem. If you have a MacBook or an iPhone, Setapp will provide you with superb selection of applications for the price of a coffee.
2 min read
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