DVWA login brute-forcer in Python

I recently started playing around with the Damn Vulnerable Web Application, a PHP/MySQL web app for security researchers and students. It is, as the name implies, damn vulnerable. After installation of DVWA you’ll be presented with a login page. Unless you supply the user and password from the manual you’ll have to get access some …

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Decoding base64 in Python

This is a small tutorial for beginners on how to decode base64 text strings in Python3. While Python does have a function to directly encode and decode base64, it is always good practice to try and write one yourself if you are a new programmer. Head over to Wikipedia to see how base64 is decoded. First, …

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Lego 21309 Saturn V Review

In April 2017 Lego unveiled the new Lego Ideas Saturn V rocket, a project I had supported on Lego Ideas. As soon as I saw the final model and its price tag, I knew I had to get it. The wait was rather long since it got sold out at the Lego online store on the very …

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Arduino Lego Robot – Update 2

Eyes and Brainz In the past few days I’ve been busy installing the brain of my Arduino Lego robot, namely the Raspberry Pi, and making a mount for the Raspberry Camera to allow it to pan and tilt. If you haven’t read the first entry of my robot blog, you can do so here. The Raspberry …

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Arduino Lego Robot – Update 1

I’ve been building  an Arduino powered Lego tracked robot on and off for the past half year, and have finally come to the point where there’s something to show. I didn’t take long to realize that I had to become proficient in programming and not just patch together other people’s code from the web, so …

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My Model Shipyard

For the past 15 years or so I’ve been building model sailing ships on and off. This has resulted in 2 finished kit models, one of them modified, and one scratch-built model still under construction. I’ve had some pictures of my ship models on several websites, but what with the nature of the web, most …

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Audio Selector

I usually change a lot between speakers and headphones on my PC – Speakers when I watch movies or listen to music, and headphones when I’m at the desktop. I hate having to insert and remove the jack every time I want to change, so about a year ago I bought a cheap audio selector …

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Arduino & Lego PF Motors

Working through the book Arduino Workshop by John Boxall I’ve finally come to the chapter describing how to build an Arduino Tank Robot. However, instead of buying a premade robot chassis I decided to make it out of Lego Technic instead, something I played a lot with as a child. This presented me with some interesting …

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