Another Friday tool drop from me:

SockKit is a Python module that makes it easy to make any weird IO in to a SOCKS proxy. Just implement connect(), recv() and send()!

Yes this is part of something bigger coming soon…

Kudos again to my employer Pulse Security ( for facilitating this work.

@hamishcampbell awesome, I enjoyed briefly reverse engineering that a decade or so ago :)

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Ursula K Le Guin, on tech workers:
"Real power goes to waste. Every wizard uses his art against the others, serving the men of greed. What good can any art be used that way? It's wasted. It goes wrong, or it's thrown away. Like slaves' lives. Nobody can be free alone. Not even a mage. All of them working their magic in prison cells, to gain nothing. There's no way to use power for good."
- "The Finder", from "Tales from Earthsea"

Spent ~ half of today trying to understand cmd.exe quoting through several layers of indirection

@hamishcampbell was that the one which bundled Windows 1 on the CD?

@kyliesomasis weird, same, but this is also like the third iteration of that for me

Remembered you can make hot chocolate with tea in it and this was a very good thing to remember.

Updated this to add bloodhound, and hooked up so you can grab some demo builds from

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As promised, here's another Friday tool drop. This time it's a Docker build environment to turn popular Python hacker tools (like impacket) in to AppImage bundles so they can be run anywhere. Grab it from

And thanks again to my lovely employer Pulse Security for facilitating this work!

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tooooooooo much socket programming this week 😫

@aurynn generally it’s only a matter of time once the file comes out :P often you can get brand name high quality tips that fit a wide range of irons tho which is nice

@aurynn ha ha a classic! I have to swap them myself so often 😂

@aurynn generally here’s the process to follow: clean the iron tip on some damp paper or sponge, tin the tip with a tiny bit of solder, hold the tip against the joint until the joint is hot enough, use the joint itself to melt the solder, withdraw the solder then the iron. The critical part is having the joint melt the solder not the iron.

@aurynn I’d check baud rate, check that ground is connected, try swapping rx / tx

@aurynn one thing to check: connect the Rx and Tx pins of the serial adapter together and then mash some keys, and make sure you see the serial signals looping back (eg it should output what you type while the pins are connected together)

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