Tough Lessons

Army Runners

I want to take a little time today to talk about a few good lessons I’ve learned over the last few months.  Over the years, I’ve written a lot about various technical lessons and skills that I learned but recently I learned a few lessons about managing your career, and what life after the Army is like.  So I haven’t put this out to many people but not to long ago, I was in the process of being chaptered out of the Army.

find_the_flag

Protocol Hierarchy

Another quick walk-through from ACSC5.  This problem is called find_the_flag. Problem: Someone thought that using telnet was a good idea. Guess this should make your job a lot easier…..Find the flag

We’re Mobile Friendly

I’ve had a number of things on my todo list for a while.  One of them has been to update Signal-Chief to make it mobile friendly because I’ve noticed that a fair number of people tend to check us out with their cell phones or tablets.  At long last, I have finally done that.  I just got done creating a new Wordpress theme based on the Foundations framework.  This allowed me to make the site adaptive to various screen sizes very easily so you can read it regardless of what device you are using to check it out.  Additionally, I also upgrade the server that I host off of to hopefully make it perform a little bit better.  Take a look around and let me know what you think.

Congress Blames the Wrong Guy

A couple of days ago, I posted an article about some some possibly non-public military locations being discovered after fitness tracker company Strava put up a heat map of their users activity.  In the 48 hours or so that has passed 9 Democratic members of congress wrote a letter to Strava asking for information.  The letter makes a number of statements and asks questions that I think look to shift the blame of all of this on Strava instead of the military and the individuals who were wearing fitness trackers and publicly broadcasting their location information.  I will go through a number of points and include my own response.

Spilling the Beans

I am in Augusta for the next few weeks for the ARCYBER Work Role Working Group (WRWG) and some training.  While I was waiting for my plane yesterday, I came across a story in my news feed talking about how publicly available GPS data may have exposed the location of classified US bases overseas

FY 18 Warrant Officer Promotion Board

Warrant 99th Birthday

Well just over a month after they finally released the results of the FY17 promotion board, it’s time to get ready for this years board.  MILPER message 18-021 was released on the 18th

whats_my_password

Another quick walk-through from ACSC5.  This problem is called whats_my_password.

Problem
What is that administrator’s password? Note: enter the flag in the format acsc2017{}

find_the_stack2

The is a follow-on to the first find_the_stack problem from ACSC5.  This was originally supposed to be the third one in a series of challenges based on this problem but I had some problems with number two so this became number two.

find_the_stack

stacks

This is the first of what will hopefully be many walk-throughs from various CTF competitions I’ve competed/worked on.  This first challenge is a simple one that I created for the 5th annual Army Cyber Skills Challenge.