Posted in Uncategorized with tags , on June 7, 2014 by xen0blade

I’m going to be resurrecting this blog for a couple of reasons.  The first is that I’m seeing more and more security-related topics being ignored or not explained in a decent manner.  I see plenty of white-papers, etc., but very little of that information gets transmitted in a useful way to the public at large, who need to know about these issues.  I’m toying with the idea of starting a Youtube channel, and a few other things.  Tell me what you think below.  Please note that all of these things will be security/privacy related.  Currently, Project Obsidian is a pipe dream that I neither have the skill to code (I got in over my head nearly immediately due to the ridiculous complexity of the project), the skill to ensure it’s secure (I’m not a mathematician trained in cryptography….I’m literally just some dude who knows a teensy bit about it), or the assistance from others to accomplish the goal.  Should I find any of those things, I’ll resurrect Project Obsidian.  I think Obsidian would be an important step towards securing our future from the dangers of Big Data and Government snooping, but I simply can’t do it myself.  So, at some point in the future, I’ll add another post outlining my ideas and concepts, and I’ll have a poll where you can vote.  I’ll talk about one of them now, though, to whet your appetite.

The Youtube concept I’m currently working on involves myself and a someone who isn’t quite as technically minded.  If he/she doesn’t understand the concept, I’ll get called out, and be able to better explain it.


New project direction

Posted in Uncategorized on February 14, 2011 by xen0blade

So, this software will be very similar to Haxial KDX. It will use a client/server system. I think I’m going to base it off of the retroshare code. Maybe. We’ll see. There will be one feature that I want to add. A music player that will play music directly off the server (if enabled server-side) or music off of your HDD. basically. (Songbird + Haxial KDX) * Retroshare = Project Obsidian

Posted in Uncategorized on December 15, 2010 by xen0blade
Mockup of Project: Obsidian main window

Just a quick mockup using QT Designer


Research on anti-forensics going well

Posted in Uncategorized on November 30, 2010 by xen0blade

See post topic.  It will be called “Subversive Mode”.  Which I find really funny, but anyway.  I’m still very carefully reading all of the various licenses of the open source stuff I want to use, since I don’t want any conflicts with the license I’m going to use (probably GNU, but we’ll see).  Other then your typical anti-forensics, such as encryption, there will be some other, more advanced measures available in “Subversive Mode.”  First off will be something similar to Timestomp, which allows someone to ‘overwrite NTFS “create,” “modify,” “access,” and “change” timestamps’ (Metasploit 2006).  There will hopefully be some more active measures that I am not prepared to comment about at this time.  Take care everyone!

blarg.txt (or Design Document, late, but here)

Posted in Uncategorized on November 8, 2010 by xen0blade

Default Features:
Chat (IRC like??)
File Sharing
Music Player
Obfuscation of protocols
Obfuscation of location, and content
Some kind of messaging system (email-like?)
And all of this will be wrapped in encrypted everything!

All written in C++
Finished source code can be obtained on GIT (or sourceforge or whatever)
Will be available on all platforms except for Mac (if they’re so badass, they can port it their damn-selves).
Linux OS Support (IE Compiled packages)
(The Top ten or so on distrowatch)
some sort of clandestine mode with (Active?) anti-forensics (IE Image corruption, etc)
Timestomp integration?
What is the most secure form of encryption?  AES?  AES+Blowfish+Serpent (or whatever it’s called….Truecrypt has it as an option)

Setting up an IRC server

Posted in Uncategorized on November 4, 2010 by xen0blade

So, I’m going to be setting up an IRC Server at sprawl [dot] doesntexist [dot] com.  It’ll be on the usual port.  And on the marine corps birthday I will be releasing a preliminary design document for Project Obsidian!

Tired of the way things were….

Posted in Uncategorized on November 2, 2010 by xen0blade

So, I got tired of the way my laptop was acting.  I was especially tired of trying to keep my seperate music folders in sync between both OS’s (Windows 7 and Arch Linux).  I came up with a solution, and although I am considering it “Temporary,” it is close to permanent.  So, first, I wiped my HDD, and reinstalled Windows 7 using the Lenovo factory restore disc.  Then I repartitioned everything with 3 primary partitions and 4 logical partitions: 1 ext2 (for boot) 1 swap, 2 NTFS, and 2 ext4 (for / and /home).  1 of those NTFS drives is obviously windows 7, the other is for my music.  I used the Windows Logical Disk manager to mount the drive in “c:\users\xen0blade\music”, then I swapped over to linux and used these lines in /etc/fstab (ie sda7 is the music ntfs partition):

/dev/sda7 /var/lib/mpd/music ntfs default 0 0

/var/lib/mpd/music /home/xen0blade/music ntfs bind 0 0

Then I got mpd up and running and !Voila!, no need to sync my music!