|Date||September 12th, 2014|
IDA Pomidor is a fun and simple plugin for the Hex-Ray's IDA Pro disassembler that will help you retain concentration and productivity during long reversing sessions.
The plugin uses a Pomodoro Technique©, a popular time management technique which works as follows:
- Decide on a task you want to accomplish and set a timer for 25 minutes (one Pomidor)
- Once the timer expires, take a 5 minute break.
- Every fourth break, take a longer 15 minute break.
The plugin will automatically pop up after each "Pomidor" (means tomato in Russian) to remind you to take a break. As a personal suggestion, I would recommend to step away from the computer and do anything that takes your mind off that malware (e.g. physical exercise, do the chores if you are at home). IDA Pomidor helped me stay focused throughout the day and I hope it will help you as well.
idapomidor folder (contains the images) to the IDA's
plugins folder. The plugin will be automatically loaded the next time you start IDA Pro.
The plugin uses Python PySide to keep track of time. The latest IDA Pro 6.6 includes the library with the installation. However, older versions, will need a manual installation of PySide library. You can grab a copy from IDA's downloads page.
The plugin was tested on the latest IDA 6.6 for Windows and OS X.
IDA Pomidor from the
Help menu to start a new timer or to open a timer in progress:
Click on one of the task buttons to activate the appropriate timer. For example, click on the
Long Break to start the 15 minute break timer:
Feel free to close the timer once it is set. It will automatically pop up once the set timer expires. You can also open it from the menu at any time to see how much time is left.
IDA Pomidor keeps the activity log, so you can keep track of your productivity (how many Pomidors you have accomplished) at the end of the day.
Thank you Hex-Rays development team for the excellent product and really quick support. You rock!
|Date||September 14th, 2014|
IDA Sploiter is a plugin for Hex-Ray's IDA Pro disassembler designed to enhance IDA's capabilities as an exploit development and vulnerability research tool. Some of the plugin's features include a powerful ROP gadgets search engine, semantic gadget analysis and filtering, interactive ROP chain builder, stack pivot analysis, writable function pointer search, cyclic memory pattern generation and offset analysis, detection of bad characters and memory holes, and many others. Read more.
exodus - vuln-dev - master class
A few weeks ago I had a great pleasure of studying at a week-long training taught by Exodus Intelligence. The Vulnerability Development - Master Class was taught by Aaron Portnoy, Zef Cekaj, and Peter Vreugdenhil. The class had an excellent presentation of two complementary yet unique subjects of vulnerability discovery and exploit development primarily under Windows environment. The instructors are truly masters of their field which was reflected in the great quality and depth of the material.
While it is still fresh in my mind, I would like to share with you some of the notes on the covered subjects, the recommended prerequisites, and tips on how to get the most out of this very intensive training. Read more.
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