Volkswagen – Disable automatic start-stop system

Last Summer I bought a Volkswagen Passat B8 (Type 3G) with automatic transmission (DSG/Direct-shift gearbox). The automatic start-stop-system drove me nuts from the first moment. My previous Passat also contained an automatic start-stop system, but it had a manual gearbox. So when the car came to a halt and I didn’t want to stop the …

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 …

Embedded linux op Asus WL-HDD

Heb je nog ergens een Asus WL-HDD (wireless harddisk drive) liggen of heb je er juist één gekocht voor een paar tientjes op Ebay of Marktplaats om ermee te experimenteren? Lees dit artikel dan zodat je weet hoe je embedded Linux in de vorm van OpenWrt op dit apparaatje plaatst en vervolgens de WL-HDD in …

Weekend in Monschau

The last weekend of May we went with a group of 7 people (30-ers) to Monschau. This group is a group of friends who know each other since they studied together in Nijmegen (The Netherlands). After a long searching exercise for a good location to stay in the Eifel, I found this pearl called ‘Haus …