Wednesday, 6 June 2012

Alternative to DirBuster -

Often when testing, I need to run an automated scan for common directories on a web site. The traditionally recommended tool for brute forcing directories is DirBuster. Unfortunately along with occasionally crashing, it also kept filling the results with irritating 500 error files and other bad results requiring manually sifting.
After getting annoyed once too often with DirBuster, I went ahead and built one that was tailored to my own needs. It has the following useful features:
- selecting file types to search for
- HTTP return codes to ignore
- Depth to search to
- All the usual functions

The python source can be grabbed here and an example list of directories and files to try can be downloaded here. Hopefully it will provide a few of you with a much needed alternative.

Tuesday, 5 June 2012

PS3 HDMI fix

Well it takes suffering to learn things. I just hope this one was worth it. I've just spent the best part of an hour trying to fix my PS3 after installing a bf3 update. The screen went blank and there was no sound or video.

"Oh God it's broken my PS3!"

Well close but no cigar. It actually broke the HDMI connection between the PS3 and my television. So to fix it turn off (i.e. unplug) both the PS3 AND the television. Restart and fixed.