Development Bootcamp

Sorry everyone for not posting as much in the past few days, I have been extremely busy with my project.  I am currently in the Software Development Bootcamp through Provalus, and we have been in our final week getting our Pinnacle Projects ready for presentation.

My project is CodeNet, a social-media platform (akin to Facebook) for software developers, scripters, etc.  While I originally started on it for this project it is a personal obsession of mine and will hopefully be live here within the next week or so.  Right now I am primarily focusing on getting the UI/UX just right, as most of the functionality I want for the initial release is present.  If you want you can check it out on GitHub where I religiously push updates.

I am always willing to accept others’ merges should they fall in line with what I have planned.  So if you want to be a developer on this project by all means jump in and help out!

C# for Beginners [Part 1]

Ok so yesterday I received a request to do a C# tutorial covering the basics of the C# language. This will be a short multi-part tutorial on the basics of C#. In Part 1 we’re going to cover some basic structure and syntax.  I do not intend to get too in-depth but cover just enough to allow others to be able to start writing simple programs and get comfortable with the language syntax.

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Hackers gainaccess to US power grid

In a time of hacker attacks on critical infrastructure, even a run-of-the-mill malware infection on an electric utility’s network is enough to raise alarm bells. But the latest collection of power grid penetrations went far deeper: Security firm Symantec is warning that a series of recent hacker attacks not only compromised energy companies in the US and Europe but also resulted in the intruders gaining hands-on access to power grid operations—enough control that they could have induced blackouts on American soil at will. Continue reading “Hackers gainaccess to US power grid”

SQLite in C#? [Part 2]

Building off the previous tutorial  SQLite in C# [Part 1] we are going to get a little more in detail with SQLite and populate our database with some information that we can pull back out later.

Lets start off with inserting information into our database.  We will do this in a similar fashion as we did creating our database table.  By creating a query string, passing it to a SQLiteCommand, and then executing the command.

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SQLite in C#? [Part 1]

I can’t tell you how many times I am working on an application that I want to store data in an organized fashion but I don’t want the dependency of an external server.  Maybe I want to be able to use the application offline?  Or maybe the device I am running it on doesn’t have the ability to hold a database server.

Enter the realm of SQLite.  I have used it extensively in the past with simple Python and PHP applications, but now I figured I’d give a good overview of using it with C# and .NET.

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C# 7.1 Update

Last month Microsoft released Visual Studio 2017.3 and with it C#’s latest minor upgrade C# 7.1!  C#’s latest update includes four new (very useful) features that I am honestly very excited about.

  • async Main method
  • default literal expressions
  • inferred tuple names

Below I’ll go into some detail on each of the new features and show some examples of each, along with how to update your current project to the new C#7.1 update.

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Back up and running

Welcome all!

Tis I! Sildaekar, Darkvengance, DCCoder, Ernest, whatever you feel like calling me. I managed to use the wayback machine and find a lot of my old posts, turns out a white-paper I wrote on web application security back in 2011 is surprisingly widely referenced. I’m slowly putting everything back together here and will be posting some more and writing more tutorials. I’ve been thinking about even doing some video courses on C#. Continue reading “Back up and running”

OnionScanner – A TOR Link Checker

Well last night I got an idea.  I like to checkout the TOR Hidden Services from time to time but it’s a pain in the tail just trying to find a link that actually works.  So I cooked up the OnionScanner!  It’s basically just a TOR link checker.  But feel free to check it out on the home site or on GitHub and let me know what you think.  If you have some ways to improve on it feel free to put in a request.  Even if you just want to port it to another language to make it cross-platform I would greatly appreciate it!

https://github.com/DCCoder90/onionscanner