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    Bighands and Dirtyhands

    by  • December 2, 2010 • Uncategorized

    I needed a quick way to get PDF data local to my machine without having to go and individually look for documents. I decided the best way to get the data (hoping that it was mostly clean) was to use the Google AJAX Search API to randomly query for...

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    PDFid.py Output to CSV

    by  • December 2, 2010 • Uncategorized

    A lot of my initial data storage and collections have used pdfid.py from Didier Stevens. The tools is simple, quick and provides a lot of useful information in a single pass. After going through the code I saw that the output was being parsed out ...

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    15K Random Dataset

    by  • December 1, 2010 • Uncategorized

    To gain an understand of what PDF files looked like from Google, I needed to gather a pretty large dataset programatically. Using a quick tool I wrote called Bighands, I was able to use the Google AJAX Search API with a random search query to down...

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    PDF X-Ray

    by  • December 1, 2010 • Uncategorized

    Throughout this year we have seen a rise of attacks using PDFs as a delivery or exploit mechanism. One of the things I feel is lacking is a way to identify or distinguish between a malicious PDF and known good PDF. Tools like Virus Total or Wepawe...

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    Gripes with the Security Community

    by  • December 1, 2010 • Uncategorized

    I know this is the first post (of many) and it should contain information, but it is a rant. I began working on a project that I will introduce in the next few postings and have taken notice of something within the security community. Sites that c...

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