Adobe Flex with a PHP back-end

You would like to create a great Adobe Flex application which will show data from a MySQL-database. You Googled around and found BlazeDS would be a great back-end solution for retrieving your data. Bad luck, you have no Java experience and/or your hosting provider is not equipped to allow you to deploy BlazeDS at a …

Parallel bash scripts – waiting for completion

Assume we would like to execute several independent tasks in parallel and we would like to wait till these tasks are completed. For example we would like to copy a set of files to several (remote) hosts and get a signal when we are ready with this copying task to ALL hosts so we can …

ClockworkMod Recovery at Wolfgang AT-AS45IPS / Amoi N821 using MS Windows virtual machine

In this tutorial you will learn how to install ClockworkMod Recovery on a MediaTek based Android device. The special part in this tutorial is the usage of an MS Windows  virtual machine running on a Linux host. The tutorial has been divided into 5 parts.  Namely: Linux host, Virtualbox, MS Windows 7,  SP Flash Tool …

Cisco type 8 and 9 password hashes calculated using Java

In this article I will discuss three types of algorithms used by Cisco to calculate hashes from plain-text passwords, namely: Type 4, Type 5, Type 8 and Type 9. Back in the year 2013, the Type 4 algorithm was proven insecure because of an implementation error. The algorithm does not use PBKDF2 and does not …