Archive for the ‘Misc Security’ Category

Script to detect and patch client software

October 14, 2009 1 comment

Attackers are focusing more on client side attacks nowadays.

Some IT organizations do not have the resources to patch client side software like Adobe Acrobat Readers, Quicktime, Flash Player, Java Runtime and etc.

However, it is important to check and patch these client software as it is hard to determine that a client machine is compromised until its too late.

This is the reason why I have written this script.  Administrators can use this with their logon scripts to detect outdated client software on the users’ machines and patch them.

Let me know if you have any suggestions or comments about this script.

Categories: Misc Security

Securely Wiping HDD

September 27, 2009 4 comments

I heard from many security consultants that the best way to ‘destroy’ a HDD data other than drilling a hole into the centre of the HDD is to
1.  Encrypt the entire HDD with a random key string
2. Wiping it with DoD standard

I have written this python script which automates the process.

You can find the script at

What I have done is to put this script in ubuntu and then use remastersys to create a bootable ISO.

This way, you can burn the ISO and pop the disc to any computers to wipe out the data.

Categories: Misc Security

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