Information Security

goofile – Backtrack 5 – Information Gathering – Web Application Analysis – Open Source Analysis – goofile

The goofile Backtrack menu item ( Backtrack > Information Gathering > Web Application Analysis > Open Source Analysis ) is a great little Python script that provides easy access and results from one of Google’s Advanced Searches. During the information gathering phase of a penetration test it provides a great method to collect data about your target by searching a domain for specific file types. Below we describe goofile in more detail and provide an example of how goofile works.

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Modify File Associations On Windows 7

I recently updated iTunes and QuickTime on my Windows 7 PC and afterwards noticed that when opening a .PSD (Photoshop Document) file that instead of opening in Photoshop the file opened in PictureViewer. I wasn’t even familiar with PictureViewer at first however after a little searching I realized that PictureViewer is now installed with QuickTime by default which is really annoying since I already have dozens of picture viewing applications. Anyhow what it meant was that I needed to modify how file types associated to applications which is what is described in more detail. I will first describe how to change a single file type to match a single application and then I will describe how to associate a single program to many file types at the same time.

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How to Create Free iPhone Ringtones Using iTunes on Windows

Making ringtones on your iPhone ended up being easier than I thought it would be. At first I was a little frustrated finding out that you couldn’t simply convert sections of mp3’s from the iPhone into the ringtones that you wanted. Not only that but Apple computer users have the ability to create ringtones using Garage Band however that application can not be installed on Windows which leaves PC users a bit out in the cold. Anyhow after poking around I figured out how to convert mp3 files using iTunes, export them out of iTunes, rename them, and then import them back into iTunes to sync with your iPhone. You can cut any section out of any mp3 that is not copyright protected and make it a ringtone on your iPhone from your Windows PC.

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Listen to Evernote Voice Notes Using Quicktime By Default

I recently started using Evernote to store all of the notes I take on a daily basis. This allows me to have a centralized storage location for all of my notes that I can access from multiple devices including many computers, iPhone, iPod Touch, the Internet, and my Blackberry 8320 Curve.  I was playing around with all of the different types of notes that you could take from the Blackberry device which included regular text notes, voice notes, camera snapshots, and uploading files.

After I took down a voice note with the Blackberry microphone I synchronized it with Evernote and attempted to listen to the voice note from my laptop Evernote installation.  It prompted me to install Real Player to be able to listen to the voice note however I am not a fan of Real Player and decided to find out why something else that was already installed would not play the voice note which had a .AMR ending.