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  • The mindset that makes Malaysia still a 3rd world country
    Malaysia, despite being known globally is typically still referred to or remembered as a place where people live on trees or that is poor in the west. Well they aren’t wrong on the 2nd bit. Despite gaining independence more than half a century ago, the country still fails to perform well to bring itself to […]
  • When your mesh WiFi isn’t mesh
    Do you long for mesh wifi or already have them? Well look further as most mesh wifi products out there are rebadged wifi extenders. Recently where I work upgraded their ISP and got 2 different types of mesh WiFi APs in pairs. The problem of mesh WiFi has been something I mentioned long ago on […]
  • How to verify manufacturer battery capacity claims
    Whenever you want to buy a powerbank for your phone, or battery, how do you know the capacity is falsified? After all dealing with fake products and returns can be a pain and at times costly as marketplaces only follow laws if exist. For example in eBay UK, I had to pay to return a […]
  • Why the “if it ain’t broke dont fix it” attitude is fatal in IT
    In the tech industry or world, things always move and change but quite often you will find people who will not allow things to be updated or changed because it still works. They’ll say “if it aint broke don’t fix it” to avoid going through the pains and issues if say you wanted to update […]
  • Reduce your work hours, Double your productivity
    Someone once introduced a new practice in india and wrote the book “Employees first” which mentioned to prioritise your employees who will prioritise your customers and business. When he went to china to give his speech, they did not believe him and instead he asked “how would you like to double your profits”. Im guessing […]
  • Creating the fastest hosting service for wordpress
    So you want to host or offer hosting focused around WordPress based websites? Although WordPress is a php based cms that uses SQL and generates frontend code, WordPress by itself is superfast, lightweight and secure. However most WordPress websites use custom themes and plugins which themselves add their own features with some popular plugins containing […]
  • When to use tar+gz , zip or 7z
    Tar, zip, gunzip and 7zip are compression and packing techniques have long been available for many many years across different platforms with some shipping by default in some OSes while others may be included in some OSes only. Linux tends to ship with tar, gzip and zip while windows now ships with zip only. These […]
  • NanoSec 2020 Conference
    On 24th November 10am GMT + 8, Nanosec launched their 2020 conference online via zoom that spanned over 3 days with a practical workshop at the end to increase awareness on security. I wish the event could’ve been at night or on weekends as things did not go well with my job (not to mention […]
  • Your guest wifi is likely insecure
    Here’s a fun question most people who aren’t aware of underlaying networking is, how is your guest wifi implemented, how does it work? And that it isnt to keep your wifi passwords separate. Before the appearance of guest wifi on consumer home routers, admins wanted to segregate their wifi just like they do with wired […]
  • NanoSec 2019 Conference
    On 9 October 2019, 8am NanoSec had its 2nd Conference at InterContinental Hotel Kuala Lumpur filled to the brim with 250 people with ticket prices from myr 249 to 449 depending on when and where you bought it. This was also the first time i started teasing NanoSec. Schedule of events Keynote I: Extended Intelligence […]
  • NanoSec 2018 CTF by
    October 2018, NanoSec helped to organise a hacking CTF along with many other organisations as well to boost participation and awareness into cybersecurity. The event was open to all with a few that managed to solve it. More details here
  • NanoSec 2018 Conference
    On October 10, 2018 08:00am, NanoSec had its first conference at InterContinental Hotel Kuala Lumpur with the maximum capacity of 300 filled to the brim Schedule of events Session Speaker Opening Keynote: We Don’t Need No Education: The Search for Pwnstars Dhillon ‘L33tdawg’ Kannabhiran Bug Bounty – Why is it so hard? Ahmad ‘yappare’ Ashraff […]
  • List of useful linux commands that i regularly use (in progress)
    Mastering the terminal is important, but there are many utilities and command that make your job easier. Below i’ll list a few easy ways i use to manage linux severs Remoting in Below are the list of utilities i reliably use to manage linux systems. I find teamviewer to be an unreliable way and windows […]
  • Ethernet – CCA or Full Copper, is CCA overly demonised?
    for quite a few years, companies that sell and manufacture copper based CAT ethernet cables have been demonising CCA (Copper clad Aluminium) cables, with some even stating that standards such as cat5e define having pure copper at as part of the spec. What is a RJ45 ethernet cable? So how to identify if its CCA […]
  • My experience with 4 free mainstream linux distros for newbs
    (Warning, lots of personal experience and rant, all images came from wikimedia/wikipedia except for ubuntu which as usual relies on the individual websites for resources – seeklogo) Here i’ll discuss my experience of years of using different linux distros specifically for newbs who want to start using linux and which one to pick. My main […]

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