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A collection of inspiring lists, manuals, cheatsheets, blogs, hacks, one-liners, cli/web tools, and more.

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:notebook_with_decorative_cover:  What is it?

This repository is a collection of various materials and tools that I use every day in my work. It contains a lot of useful information gathered in one piece. It is an invaluable source of knowledge for me that I often look back on.

:restroom:  For whom?

For everyone, really. Here everyone can find their favourite tastes. But to be perfectly honest, it is aimed towards System and Network administrators, DevOps, Pentesters, and Security Researchers.

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:anger:  Table of Contents

Only main chapters:

:trident:  The Book of Secret Knowledge (Chapters)

CLI Tools  [TOC]

:black_small_square: Shells

  :small_orange_diamond: GNU Bash - is an sh-compatible shell that incorporates useful features from the Korn shell and C shell.
  :small_orange_diamond: Zsh - is a shell designed for interactive use, although it is also a powerful scripting language.
  :small_orange_diamond: tclsh - is a very powerful cross-platform shell, suitable for a huge range of uses.
  :small_orange_diamond: bash-it - is a framework for using, developing and maintaining shell scripts and custom commands.
  :small_orange_diamond: Oh My ZSH! - is the best framework for managing your Zsh configuration.
  :small_orange_diamond: Oh My Fish - the Fishshell framework.
  :small_orange_diamond: Starship - the cross-shell prompt written in Rust.
  :small_orange_diamond: powerlevel10k - is a fast reimplementation of Powerlevel9k ZSH theme.

:black_small_square: Shell plugins

  :small_orange_diamond: z - tracks the folder you use the most and allow you to jump, without having to type the whole path.
  :small_orange_diamond: fzf - is a general-purpose command-line fuzzy finder.
  :small_orange_diamond: zsh-autosuggestions - Fish-like autosuggestions for Zsh.
  :small_orange_diamond: zsh-syntax-highlighting - Fish shell like syntax highlighting for Zsh.

:black_small_square: Managers

  :small_orange_diamond: Midnight Commander - is a visual file manager, licensed under GNU General Public License.
  :small_orange_diamond: ranger - is a VIM-inspired filemanager for the console.
  :small_orange_diamond: nnn - is a tiny, lightning fast, feature-packed file manager.
  :small_orange_diamond: screen - is a full-screen window manager that multiplexes a physical terminal.
  :small_orange_diamond: tmux - is a terminal multiplexer, lets you switch easily between several programs in one terminal.
  :small_orange_diamond: tmux-cssh - is a tool to set comfortable and easy to use functionality, clustering and synchronizing tmux-sessions.

:black_small_square: Text editors

  :small_orange_diamond: vi - is one of the most common text editors on Unix.
  :small_orange_diamond: vim - is a highly configurable text editor.
  :small_orange_diamond: emacs - is an extensible, customizable, free/libre text editor - and more.
  :small_orange_diamond: micro - is a modern and intuitive terminal-based text editor.
  :small_orange_diamond: neovim - is a free open source, powerful, extensible and usable code editor.
  :small_orange_diamond: spacemacs - a community-driven Emacs distribution.

:black_small_square: Files and directories

  :small_orange_diamond: fd - is a simple, fast and user-friendly alternative to find.
  :small_orange_diamond: ncdu - is an easy to use, fast disk usage analyzer.

:black_small_square: Network

  :small_orange_diamond: PuTTY - is an SSH and telnet client, developed originally by Simon Tatham.
  :small_orange_diamond: Mosh - is a SSH wrapper designed to keep a SSH session alive over a volatile connection.
  :small_orange_diamond: Eternal Terminal - enables mouse-scrolling and tmux commands inside the SSH session.
  :small_orange_diamond: nmap - is a free and open source (license) utility for network discovery and security auditing.
  :small_orange_diamond: zmap - is a fast single packet network scanner designed for Internet-wide network surveys.
  :small_orange_diamond: masscan - is the fastest Internet port scanner, spews SYN packets asynchronously.
  :small_orange_diamond: pbscan - is a faster and more efficient stateless SYN scanner and banner grabber.
  :small_orange_diamond: hping - is a command-line oriented TCP/IP packet assembler/analyzer.
  :small_orange_diamond: mtr - is a tool that combines the functionality of the 'traceroute' and 'ping' programs in a single network diagnostic tool.
  :small_orange_diamond: mylg - is an open source utility which combines the functions of the different network probes in one diagnostic tool.
  :small_orange_diamond: netcat - is a networking utility which reads and writes data across network connections, using the TCP/IP protocol.
  :small_orange_diamond: tcpdump - is a powerful command-line packet analyzer.
  :small_orange_diamond: tshark - is a tool that allows us to dump and analyze network traffic (wireshark cli).
  :small_orange_diamond: Termshark - is a simple terminal user-interface for tshark.
  :small_orange_diamond: ngrep - is like GNU grep applied to the network layer.
  :small_orange_diamond: netsniff-ng - is a Swiss army knife for your daily Linux network plumbing if you will.
  :small_orange_diamond: sockdump - dump unix domain socket traffic.
  :small_orange_diamond: stenographer - is a packet capture solution which aims to quickly spool all packets to disk.
  :small_orange_diamond: tcpterm - visualize packets in TUI.
  :small_orange_diamond: bmon - is a monitoring and debugging tool to capture networking related statistics and prepare them visually.
  :small_orange_diamond: iptraf-ng - is a console-based network monitoring program for Linux that displays information about IP traffic.
  :small_orange_diamond: vnstat - is a network traffic monitor for Linux and BSD.
  :small_orange_diamond: iPerf3 - is a tool for active measurements of the maximum achievable bandwidth on IP networks.
  :small_orange_diamond: ethr - is a Network Performance Measurement Tool for TCP, UDP & HTTP.
  :small_orange_diamond: Etherate - is a Linux CLI based Ethernet and MPLS traffic testing tool.
  :small_orange_diamond: echoip - is a IP address lookup service.
  :small_orange_diamond: Nemesis - packet manipulation CLI tool; craft and inject packets of several protocols.
  :small_orange_diamond: packetfu - a mid-level packet manipulation library for Ruby.
  :small_orange_diamond: Scapy - packet manipulation library; forge, send, decode, capture packets of a wide number of protocols.
  :small_orange_diamond: impacket - is a collection of Python classes for working with network protocols.
  :small_orange_diamond: ssh-audit - is a tool for SSH server auditing.
  :small_orange_diamond: aria2 - is a lightweight multi-protocol & multi-source command-line download utility.
  :small_orange_diamond: iptables-tracer - observe the path of packets through the iptables chains.
  :small_orange_diamond: inception - a highly configurable tool to check for whatever you like against any number of hosts.

:black_small_square: Network (DNS)

  :small_orange_diamond: dnsdiag - is a DNS diagnostics and performance measurement tools.
  :small_orange_diamond: fierce - is a DNS reconnaissance tool for locating non-contiguous IP space.
  :small_orange_diamond: subfinder - is a subdomain discovery tool that discovers valid subdomains for websites.
  :small_orange_diamond: sublist3r - is a fast subdomains enumeration tool for penetration testers.
  :small_orange_diamond: amass - is tool that obtains subdomain names by scraping data sources, crawling web archives and more.
  :small_orange_diamond: namebench - provides personalized DNS server recommendations based on your browsing history.
  :small_orange_diamond: massdns - is a high-performance DNS stub resolver for bulk lookups and reconnaissance.
  :small_orange_diamond: knock - is a tool to enumerate subdomains on a target domain through a wordlist.
  :small_orange_diamond: dnsperf - DNS performance testing tools.
  :small_orange_diamond: dnscrypt-proxy 2 - a flexible DNS proxy, with support for encrypted DNS protocols.
  :small_orange_diamond: dnsdbq - API client providing access to passive DNS database systems (pDNS at Farsight Security, CIRCL pDNS).
  :small_orange_diamond: grimd - fast dns proxy, built to black-hole internet advertisements and malware servers.

:black_small_square: Network (HTTP)

  :small_orange_diamond: curl - is a command line tool and library for transferring data with URLs.
  :small_orange_diamond: kurly - is an alternative to the widely popular curl program, written in Golang.
  :small_orange_diamond: HTTPie - is an user-friendly HTTP client.
  :small_orange_diamond: wuzz - is an interactive cli tool for HTTP inspection.
  :small_orange_diamond: h2spec - is a conformance testing tool for HTTP/2 implementation.
  :small_orange_diamond: h2t - is a simple tool to help sysadmins to hardening their websites.
  :small_orange_diamond: htrace.sh - is a simple Swiss Army knife for http/https troubleshooting and profiling.
  :small_orange_diamond: httpstat - is a tool that visualizes curl statistics in a way of beauty and clarity.
  :small_orange_diamond: httplab - is an interactive web server.
  :small_orange_diamond: Lynx - is a text browser for the World Wide Web.
  :small_orange_diamond: HeadlessBrowsers - a list of (almost) all headless web browsers in existence.
  :small_orange_diamond: ab - is a single-threaded command line tool for measuring the performance of HTTP web servers.
  :small_orange_diamond: siege - is an http load testing and benchmarking utility.
  :small_orange_diamond: wrk - is a modern HTTP benchmarking tool capable of generating significant load.
  :small_orange_diamond: wrk2 - is a constant throughput, correct latency recording variant of wrk.
  :small_orange_diamond: vegeta - is a constant throughput, correct latency recording variant of wrk.
  :small_orange_diamond: bombardier - is a fast cross-platform HTTP benchmarking tool written in Go.
  :small_orange_diamond: gobench - http/https load testing and benchmarking tool.
  :small_orange_diamond: hey - HTTP load generator, ApacheBench (ab) replacement, formerly known as rakyll/boom.
  :small_orange_diamond: boom - is a script you can use to quickly smoke-test your web app deployment.
  :small_orange_diamond: SlowHTTPTest - is a tool that simulates some Application Layer Denial of Service attacks by prolonging HTTP.
  :small_orange_diamond: gobuster - is a free and open source directory/file & DNS busting tool written in Go.
  :small_orange_diamond: ssllabs-scan - command-line reference-implementation client for SSL Labs APIs.
  :small_orange_diamond: http-observatory - Mozilla HTTP Observatory cli version.

:black_small_square: SSL

  :small_orange_diamond: openssl - is a robust, commercial-grade, and full-featured toolkit for the TLS and SSL protocols.
  :small_orange_diamond: gnutls-cli - client program to set up a TLS connection to some other computer.
  :small_orange_diamond: sslyze - fast and powerful SSL/TLS server scanning library.
  :small_orange_diamond: sslscan - tests SSL/TLS enabled services to discover supported cipher suites.
  :small_orange_diamond: testssl.sh - testing TLS/SSL encryption anywhere on any port.
  :small_orange_diamond: cipherscan - a very simple way to find out which SSL ciphersuites are supported by a target.
  :small_orange_diamond: spiped - is a utility for creating symmetrically encrypted and authenticated pipes between socket addresses.
  :small_orange_diamond: Certbot - is EFF's tool to obtain certs from Let's Encrypt and (optionally) auto-enable HTTPS on your server.
  :small_orange_diamond: mkcert - simple zero-config tool to make locally trusted development certificates with any names you'd like.
  :small_orange_diamond: certstrap - tools to bootstrap CAs, certificate requests, and signed certificates.
  :small_orange_diamond: Sublert - is a security and reconnaissance tool to automatically monitor new subdomains.
  :small_orange_diamond: mkchain - open source tool to help you build a valid SSL certificate chain.

:black_small_square: Security

  :small_orange_diamond: SELinux - provides a flexible Mandatory Access Control (MAC) system built into the Linux kernel.
  :small_orange_diamond: AppArmor - proactively protects the operating system and applications from external or internal threats.
  :small_orange_diamond: grapheneX - Automated System Hardening Framework.
  :small_orange_diamond: DevSec Hardening Framework - Security + DevOps: Automatic Server Hardening.

:black_small_square: Auditing Tools

  :small_orange_diamond: ossec - actively monitoring all aspects of system activity with file integrity monitoring.
  :small_orange_diamond: auditd - provides a way to track security-relevant information on your system.
  :small_orange_diamond: Tiger - is a security tool that can be use both as a security audit and intrusion detection system.
  :small_orange_diamond: Lynis - battle-tested security tool for systems running Linux, macOS, or Unix-based operating system.
  :small_orange_diamond: LinEnum - scripted Local Linux Enumeration & Privilege Escalation Checks.
  :small_orange_diamond: Rkhunter - scanner tool for Linux systems that scans backdoors, rootkits and local exploits on your systems.
  :small_orange_diamond: PE-sieve - is a light-weight tool that helps to detect malware running on the system.

:black_small_square: System Diagnostics/Debuggers

  :small_orange_diamond: strace - diagnostic, debugging and instructional userspace utility for Linux.
  :small_orange_diamond: DTrace - is a performance analysis and troubleshooting tool.
  :small_orange_diamond: ltrace - is a library call tracer, used to trace calls made by programs to library functions.
  :small_orange_diamond: ptrace-burrito - is a friendly wrapper around ptrace.
  :small_orange_diamond: perf-tools - performance analysis tools based on Linux perf_events (aka perf) and ftrace.
  :small_orange_diamond: bpftrace - high-level tracing language for Linux eBPF.
  :small_orange_diamond: sysdig - system exploration and troubleshooting tool with first class support for containers.
  :small_orange_diamond: Valgrind - is an instrumentation framework for building dynamic analysis tools.
  :small_orange_diamond: gperftools - high-performance multi-threaded malloc() implementation, plus some performance analysis tools.
  :small_orange_diamond: glances - cross-platform system monitoring tool written in Python.
  :small_orange_diamond: htop - interactive text-mode process viewer for Unix systems. It aims to be a better 'top'.
  :small_orange_diamond: bashtop - Linux resource monitor written in pure Bash.
  :small_orange_diamond: nmon - a single executable for performance monitoring and data analysis.
  :small_orange_diamond: atop - ASCII performance monitor. Includes statistics for CPU, memory, disk, swap, network, and processes.
  :small_orange_diamond: lsof - displays in its output information about files that are opened by processes.
  :small_orange_diamond: FlameGraph - stack trace visualizer.
  :small_orange_diamond: lsofgraph - small utility to convert Unix lsof output to a graph showing FIFO and UNIX interprocess communication.
  :small_orange_diamond: rr - is a lightweight tool for recording, replaying and debugging execution of applications.
  :small_orange_diamond: Performance Co-Pilot - a system performance analysis toolkit.
  :small_orange_diamond: hexyl - a command-line hex viewer.

:black_small_square: Log Analyzers

  :small_orange_diamond: angle-grinder - slice and dice log files on the command line.
  :small_orange_diamond: lnav - log file navigator with search and automatic refresh.
  :small_orange_diamond: GoAccess - real-time web log analyzer and interactive viewer that runs in a terminal.
  :small_orange_diamond: ngxtop - real-time metrics for nginx server.

:black_small_square: Databases

  :small_orange_diamond: usql - universal command-line interface for SQL databases.
  :small_orange_diamond: pgcli - postgres CLI with autocompletion and syntax highlighting.
  :small_orange_diamond: mycli - terminal client for MySQL with autocompletion and syntax highlighting.
  :small_orange_diamond: litecli - SQLite CLI with autocompletion and syntax highlighting.
  :small_orange_diamond: OSQuery - is a SQL powered operating system instrumentation, monitoring, and analytics framework.
  :small_orange_diamond: pgsync - sync data from one Postgres database to another.
  :small_orange_diamond: iredis - a terminal client for redis with autocompletion and syntax highlighting.

:black_small_square: TOR

  :small_orange_diamond: Nipe - script to make Tor Network your default gateway.
  :small_orange_diamond: multitor - a tool that lets you create multiple TOR instances with a load-balancing.

:black_small_square: Messengers/IRC Clients

  :small_orange_diamond: Irssi - is a free open source terminal based IRC client.
  :small_orange_diamond: WeeChat - is an extremely extensible and lightweight IRC client.

:black_small_square: Other

  :small_orange_diamond: sysadmin-util - tools for Linux/Unix sysadmins.
  :small_orange_diamond: incron - is an inode-based filesystem notification technology.
  :small_orange_diamond: lsyncd - synchronizes local directories with remote targets (Live Syncing Daemon).
  :small_orange_diamond: GRV - is a terminal based interface for viewing Git repositories.
  :small_orange_diamond: Tig - text-mode interface for Git.
  :small_orange_diamond: tldr - simplified and community-driven man pages.
  :small_orange_diamond: archiver - easily create and extract .zip, .tar, .tar.gz, .tar.bz2, .tar.xz, .tar.lz4, .tar.sz, and .rar.
  :small_orange_diamond: commander.js - minimal CLI creator in JavaScript.
  :small_orange_diamond: gron - make JSON greppable!   :small_orange_diamond: bed - binary editor written in Go.

GUI Tools  [TOC]

:black_small_square: Terminal emulators

  :small_orange_diamond: Guake - is a dropdown terminal made for the GNOME desktop environment.
  :small_orange_diamond: Terminator - is based on GNOME Terminal, useful features for sysadmins and other users.
  :small_orange_diamond: Kitty - is a GPU based terminal emulator that supports smooth scrolling and images.

:black_small_square: Network

  :small_orange_diamond: Wireshark - is the world’s foremost and widely-used network protocol analyzer.
  :small_orange_diamond: Ettercap - is a comprehensive network monitor tool.
  :small_orange_diamond: EtherApe - is a graphical network monitoring solution.
  :small_orange_diamond: Packet Sender - is a networking utility for packet generation and built-in UDP/TCP/SSL client and servers.
  :small_orange_diamond: Ostinato - is a packet crafter and traffic generator.
  :small_orange_diamond: JMeter™ - open source software to load test functional behavior and measure performance.
  :small_orange_diamond: locust - scalable user load testing tool written in Python.

:black_small_square: Browsers

  :small_orange_diamond: TOR Browser - protect your privacy and defend yourself against network surveillance and traffic analysis.

:black_small_square: Password Managers

  :small_orange_diamond: KeePassXC - store your passwords safely and auto-type them into your everyday websites and apps.
  :small_orange_diamond: Enpass - password manager and secure wallet.

:black_small_square: Messengers/IRC Clients

  :small_orange_diamond: HexChat - is an IRC client based on XChat.
  :small_orange_diamond: Pidgin - is an easy to use and free chat client used by millions.

:black_small_square: Messengers (end-to-end encryption)

  :small_orange_diamond: Signal - is an encrypted communications app.
  :small_orange_diamond: Wire - secure messaging, file sharing, voice calls and video conferences. All protected with end-to-end encryption.
  :small_orange_diamond: TorChat - decentralized anonymous instant messenger on top of Tor Hidden Services.
  :small_orange_diamond: Matrix - an open network for secure, decentralized, real-time communication.

:black_small_square: Text editors

  :small_orange_diamond: Sublime Text - is a lightweight, cross-platform code editor known for its speed, ease of use.
  :small_orange_diamond: Visual Studio Code - an open-source and free source code editor developed by Microsoft.
  :small_orange_diamond: Atom - a hackable text editor for the 21st Century.

Web Tools  [TOC]

:black_small_square: Browsers

  :small_orange_diamond: SSL/TLS Capabilities of Your Browser - test your browser's SSL implementation.
  :small_orange_diamond: Can I use - provides up-to-date browser support tables for support of front-end web technologies.
  :small_orange_diamond: Panopticlick 3.0 - is your browser safe against tracking?
  :small_orange_diamond: Privacy Analyzer - see what data is exposed from your browser.
  :small_orange_diamond: Web Browser Security - it's all about Web Browser fingerprinting.
  :small_orange_diamond: How's My SSL? - help a web server developer learn what real world TLS clients were capable of.
  :small_orange_diamond: sslClientInfo - client test (incl TLSv1.3 information).

:black_small_square: SSL/Security

  :small_orange_diamond: SSLLabs Server Test - free online service performs a deep analysis of the configuration of any SSL web server.
  :small_orange_diamond: SSLLabs Server Test (DEV) - free online service performs a deep analysis of the configuration of any SSL web server.
  :small_orange_diamond: ImmuniWeb® SSLScan - test SSL/TLS (PCI DSS, HIPAA and NIST).
  :small_orange_diamond: SSL Check - scan your website for non-secure content.
  :small_orange_diamond: CryptCheck - test your TLS server configuration (e.g. ciphers).
  :small_orange_diamond: urlscan.io - service to scan and analyse websites.
  :small_orange_diamond: Report URI - monitoring security policies like CSP and HPKP.
  :small_orange_diamond: CSP Evaluator - allows developers and security experts to check if a Content Security Policy.
  :small_orange_diamond: Useless CSP - public list about CSP in some big players (might make them care a bit more).
  :small_orange_diamond: Why No HTTPS? - list of the world's top 100 websites by Alexa rank not automatically redirecting insecure requests.
  :small_orange_diamond: TLS Cipher Suite Search
  :small_orange_diamond: cipherli.st - strong ciphers for Apache, Nginx, Lighttpd and more.*
  :small_orange_diamond: dhtool - public Diffie-Hellman parameter service/tool.
  :small_orange_diamond: badssl.com - memorable site for testing clients against bad SSL configs.
  :small_orange_diamond: tlsfun.de - registered for various tests regarding the TLS/SSL protocol.
  :small_orange_diamond: CAA Record Helper - generate a CAA policy.
  :small_orange_diamond: Common CA Database - repository of information about CAs, and their root and intermediate certificates.
  :small_orange_diamond: CERTSTREAM - real-time certificate transparency log update stream.
  :small_orange_diamond: crt.sh - discovers certificates by continually monitoring all of the publicly known CT.
  :small_orange_diamond: Hardenize - deploy the security standards.
  :small_orange_diamond: Cipher suite compatibility - test TLS cipher suite compatibility.
  :small_orange_diamond: urlvoid - this service helps you detect potentially malicious websites.
  :small_orange_diamond: security.txt - a proposed standard (generator) which allows websites to define security policies.
  :small_orange_diamond: ssl-config-generator - help you follow the Mozilla Server Side TLS configuration guidelines.

:black_small_square: HTTP Headers & Web Linters

  :small_orange_diamond: Security Headers - analyse the HTTP response headers (with rating system to the results).
  :small_orange_diamond: Observatory by Mozilla - set of tools to analyze your website.
  :small_orange_diamond: webhint - is a linting tool that will help you with your site's accessibility, speed, security and more.

:black_small_square: DNS

  :small_orange_diamond: ViewDNS - one source for free DNS related tools and information.
  :small_orange_diamond: DNSLookup - is an advanced DNS lookup tool.
  :small_orange_diamond: DNSlytics - online DNS investigation tool.
  :small_orange_diamond: DNS Spy - monitor, validate and verify your DNS configurations.
  :small_orange_diamond: Zonemaster - helps you to control how your DNS works.
  :small_orange_diamond: Leaf DNS - comprehensive DNS tester.
  :small_orange_diamond: Find subdomains online - find subdomains for security assessment penetration test.
  :small_orange_diamond: DNSdumpster - dns recon & research, find & lookup dns records.
  :small_orange_diamond: DNS Table online - search for DNS records by domain, IP, CIDR, ISP.
  :small_orange_diamond: intoDNS - DNS and mail server health checker.
  :small_orange_diamond: DNS Bajaj - check the delegation of your domain.
  :small_orange_diamond: BuddyDNS Delegation LAB - check, trace and visualize delegation of your domain.
  :small_orange_diamond: dnssec-debugger - DS or DNSKEY records validator.
  :small_orange_diamond: PTRarchive.com - this site is responsible for the safekeeping of historical reverse DNS records.
  :small_orange_diamond: xip.io - wildcard DNS for everyone.
  :small_orange_diamond: dnslookup (ceipam) - one of the best DNS propagation checker (and not only).
  :small_orange_diamond: What's My DNS - DNS propagation checking tool.
  :small_orange_diamond: DNSGrep - quickly searching large DNS datasets.

:black_small_square: Mail

  :small_orange_diamond: smtp-tls-checker - check an email domain for SMTP TLS support.
  :small_orange_diamond: MX Toolbox - all of your MX record, DNS, blacklist and SMTP diagnostics in one integrated tool.
  :small_orange_diamond: Secure Email - complete email test tools for email technicians.
  :small_orange_diamond: blacklistalert - checks to see if your domain is on a Real Time Spam Blacklist.
  :small_orange_diamond: MultiRBL - complete IP check for sending Mailservers.
  :small_orange_diamond: DKIM SPF & Spam Assassin Validator - checks mail authentication and scores messages with Spam Assassin.

:black_small_square: Encoders/Decoders and Regex testing

  :small_orange_diamond: URL Encode/Decode - tool from above to either encode or decode a string of text.
  :small_orange_diamond: Uncoder - the online translator for search queries on log data.
  :small_orange_diamond: Regex101 - online regex tester and debugger: PHP, PCRE, Python, Golang and JavaScript.
  :small_orange_diamond: RegExr - online tool to learn, build, & test Regular Expressions (RegEx / RegExp).
  :small_orange_diamond: RegEx Testing - online regex testing tool.
  :small_orange_diamond: RegEx Pal - online regex testing tool + other tools.
  :small_orange_diamond: The Cyber Swiss Army Knife - a web app for encryption, encoding, compression and data analysis.

:black_small_square: Net-tools

  :small_orange_diamond: Netcraft - detailed report about the site, helping you to make informed choices about their integrity.*
  :small_orange_diamond: RIPE NCC Atlas - a global, open, distributed Internet measurement platform.
  :small_orange_diamond: Robtex - uses various sources to gather public information about IP numbers, domain names, host names, routes etc.
  :small_orange_diamond: Security Trails - APIs for Security Companies, Researchers and Teams.
  :small_orange_diamond: Online Curl - curl test, analyze HTTP Response Headers.
  :small_orange_diamond: Online Tools for Developers - HTTP API tools, testers, encoders, converters, formatters, and other tools.
  :small_orange_diamond: Ping.eu - online Ping, Traceroute, DNS lookup, WHOIS and others.
  :small_orange_diamond: Network-Tools - network tools for webmasters, IT technicians & geeks.
  :small_orange_diamond: BGPview - search for any ASN, IP, Prefix or Resource name.
  :small_orange_diamond: Is BGP safe yet? - check BGP (RPKI) security of ISPs and other major Internet players.
  :small_orange_diamond: Riseup - provides online communication tools for people and groups working on liberatory social change.
  :small_orange_diamond: VirusTotal - analyze suspicious files and URLs to detect types of malware.

:black_small_square: Privacy

  :small_orange_diamond: privacytools.io - provides knowledge and tools to protect your privacy against global mass surveillance.
  :small_orange_diamond: DNS Privacy Test Servers - DNS privacy recursive servers list (with a 'no logging' policy).

:black_small_square: Code parsers/playgrounds

  :small_orange_diamond: ShellCheck - finds bugs in your shell scripts.
  :small_orange_diamond: explainshell - get interactive help texts for shell commands.
  :small_orange_diamond: jsbin - live pastebin for HTML, CSS & JavaScript and more.
  :small_orange_diamond: CodeSandbox - online code editor for web application development. Supports React, Vue, Angular, CxJS, Dojo, etc.
  :small_orange_diamond: PHP Sandbox - test your PHP code with this code tester.
  :small_orange_diamond: Repl.it - an instant IDE to learn, build, collaborate, and host all in one place.
  :small_orange_diamond: vclFiddle - is an online tool for experimenting with the Varnish Cache VCL.

:black_small_square: Performance

  :small_orange_diamond: GTmetrix - analyze your site’s speed and make it faster.
  :small_orange_diamond: Sucuri loadtimetester - test here the performance of any of your sites from across the globe.
  :small_orange_diamond: Pingdom Tools - analyze your site’s speed around the world.
  :small_orange_diamond: PingMe.io - run website latency tests across multiple geographic regions.
  :small_orange_diamond: PageSpeed Insights - analyze your site’s speed and make it faster.
  :small_orange_diamond: web.dev - helps developers like you learn and apply the web's modern capabilities to your own sites and apps.
  :small_orange_diamond: Lighthouse - automated auditing, performance metrics, and best practices for the web.

:black_small_square: Mass scanners (search engines)

  :small_orange_diamond: Censys - platform that helps information security practitioners discover, monitor, and analyze devices.
  :small_orange_diamond: Shodan - the world's first search engine for Internet-connected devices.
  :small_orange_diamond: Shodan 2000 - do you use Shodan for everyday work? This tool looks for randomly generated data from Shodan.
  :small_orange_diamond: GreyNoise - mass scanner such as Shodan and Censys.
  :small_orange_diamond: ZoomEye - search engine for cyberspace that lets the user find specific network components.
  :small_orange_diamond: netograph - tools to monitor and understand deep structure of the web.
  :small_orange_diamond: FOFA - is a cyberspace search engine.
  :small_orange_diamond: onyphe - is a search engine for open-source and cyber threat intelligence data collected.
  :small_orange_diamond: IntelligenceX - is a search engine and data archive.
  :small_orange_diamond: binaryedge - it scan the entire internet space and create real-time threat intelligence streams and reports.
  :small_orange_diamond: wigle - is a submission-based catalog of wireless networks. All the networks. Found by Everyone.
  :small_orange_diamond: PublicWWW - find any alphanumeric snippet, signature or keyword in the web pages HTML, JS and CSS code.
  :small_orange_diamond: IntelTechniques - this repository contains hundreds of online search utilities.
  :small_orange_diamond: hunter - lets you find email addresses in seconds and connect with the people that matter for your business.
  :small_orange_diamond: GhostProject? - search by full email address or username.
  :small_orange_diamond: databreaches - was my email affected by data breach?
  :small_orange_diamond: We Leak Info - world's fastest and largest data breach search engine.
  :small_orange_diamond: Pulsedive - scans of malicious URLs, IPs, and domains, including port scans and web requests.
  :small_orange_diamond: Buckets by Grayhatwarfar - database with public search for Open Amazon S3 Buckets and their contents.
  :small_orange_diamond: Vigilante.pw - the breached database directory.
  :small_orange_diamond: builtwith - find out what websites are built with.
  :small_orange_diamond: NerdyData - search the web's source code for technologies, across millions of sites.
  :small_orange_diamond: Mamont's open FTP Index - if a target has an open FTP site with accessible content it will be listed here.
  :small_orange_diamond: OSINT Framework - focused on gathering information from free tools or resources.
  :small_orange_diamond: maltiverse - is a service oriented to cybersecurity analysts for the advanced analysis of indicators of compromise.
  :small_orange_diamond: Leaked Source - is a collaboration of data found online in the form of a lookup.
  :small_orange_diamond: We Leak Info - to help everyday individuals secure their online life, avoiding getting hacked.
  :small_orange_diamond: pipl - is the place to find the person behind the email address, social username or phone number.
  :small_orange_diamond: abuse.ch - is operated by a random swiss guy fighting malware for non-profit.
  :small_orange_diamond: malc0de - malware search engine.
  :small_orange_diamond: Cybercrime Tracker - monitors and tracks various malware families that are used to perpetrate cyber crimes.
  :small_orange_diamond: shhgit - find GitHub secrets in real time.
  :small_orange_diamond: searchcode - helping you find real world examples of functions, API's and libraries.
  :small_orange_diamond: Insecam - the world biggest directory of online surveillance security cameras.
  :small_orange_diamond: index-of - contains great stuff like: security, hacking, reverse engineering, cryptography, programming etc.
  :small_orange_diamond: Rapid7 Labs Open Data - is a great resources of datasets from Project Sonar.

:black_small_square: Generators

  :small_orange_diamond: thispersondoesnotexist - generate fake faces in one click - endless possibilities.
  :small_orange_diamond: AI Generated Photos - 100.000 AI generated faces.
  :small_orange_diamond: fakeface - fake faces browser.
  :small_orange_diamond: Intigriti Redirector - open redirect/SSRF payload generator.

:black_small_square: Passwords

  :small_orange_diamond: have i been pwned? - check if you have an account that has been compromised in a data breach.
  :small_orange_diamond: dehashed - is a hacked database search engine.
  :small_orange_diamond: Leaked Source - is a collaboration of data found online in the form of a lookup.

:black_small_square: CVE/Exploits databases

  :small_orange_diamond: CVE Mitre - list of publicly known cybersecurity vulnerabilities.
  :small_orange_diamond: CVE Details - CVE security vulnerability advanced database.
  :small_orange_diamond: Exploit DB - CVE compliant archive of public exploits and corresponding vulnerable software.
  :small_orange_diamond: 0day.today - exploits market provides you the possibility to buy zero-day exploits and also to sell 0day exploits.
  :small_orange_diamond: sploitus - the exploit and tools database.
  :small_orange_diamond: cxsecurity - free vulnerability database.
  :small_orange_diamond: Vulncode-DB - is a database for vulnerabilities and their corresponding source code if available.
  :small_orange_diamond: cveapi - free API for CVE data.

:black_small_square: Mobile apps scanners

  :small_orange_diamond: ImmuniWeb® Mobile App Scanner - test security and privacy of mobile apps (iOS & Android).
  :small_orange_diamond: Quixxi - free Mobile App Vulnerability Scanner for Android & iOS.
  :small_orange_diamond: Ostorlab - analyzes mobile application to identify vulnerabilities and potential weaknesses.

:black_small_square: Private Search Engines

  :small_orange_diamond: Startpage - the world's most private search engine.
  :small_orange_diamond: searX - a privacy-respecting, hackable metasearch engine.
  :small_orange_diamond: darksearch - the 1st real Dark Web search engine.
  :small_orange_diamond: Qwant - the search engine that respects your privacy.

:black_small_square: Secure Webmail Providers

  :small_orange_diamond: CounterMail - is a secure and easy to use online email service, designed to provide maximum security and privacy.
  :small_orange_diamond: Mail2Tor - is a Tor Hidden Service that allows anyone to send and receive emails anonymously.
  :small_orange_diamond: Tutanota - is the world's most secure email service and amazingly easy to use.
  :small_orange_diamond: Protonmail - is the world's largest secure email service, developed by CERN and MIT scientists.
  :small_orange_diamond: Startmail - private & encrypted email made easy.

:black_small_square: Crypto

  :small_orange_diamond: Keybase - it's open source and powered by public-key cryptography.

:black_small_square: PGP Keyservers

  :small_orange_diamond: SKS OpenPGP Key server - services for the SKS keyservers used by OpenPGP.

Systems/Services  [TOC]

:black_small_square: Operating Systems

  :small_orange_diamond: Slackware - the most "Unix-like" Linux distribution.
  :small_orange_diamond: OpenBSD - multi-platform 4.4BSD-based UNIX-like operating system.
  :small_orange_diamond: HardenedBSD - HardenedBSD aims to implement innovative exploit mitigation and security solutions.
  :small_orange_diamond: Kali Linux - Linux distribution used for Penetration Testing, Ethical Hacking and network security assessments.
  :small_orange_diamond: Parrot Security OS - cyber security GNU/Linux environment.
  :small_orange_diamond: Backbox Linux - penetration test and security assessment oriented Ubuntu-based Linux distribution.
  :small_orange_diamond: BlackArch - is an Arch Linux-based penetration testing distribution for penetration testers and security researchers.
  :small_orange_diamond: Pentoo - is a security-focused livecd based on Gentoo.
  :small_orange_diamond: Security Onion - Linux distro for intrusion detection, enterprise security monitoring, and log management.
  :small_orange_diamond: Tails - is a live system that aims to preserve your privacy and anonymity.
  :small_orange_diamond: vedetta - OpenBSD router boilerplate.

:black_small_square: HTTP(s) Services

  :small_orange_diamond: Varnish Cache - HTTP accelerator designed for content-heavy dynamic web sites.
  :small_orange_diamond: Nginx - open source web and reverse proxy server that is similar to Apache, but very light weight.
  :small_orange_diamond: OpenResty - is a dynamic web platform based on NGINX and LuaJIT.
  :small_orange_diamond: Tengine - a distribution of Nginx with some advanced features.
  :small_orange_diamond: Caddy Server - is an open source, HTTP/2-enabled web server with HTTPS by default.
  :small_orange_diamond: HAProxy - the reliable, high performance TCP/HTTP load balancer.

:black_small_square: DNS Services

  :small_orange_diamond: Unbound - validating, recursive, and caching DNS resolver (with TLS).
  :small_orange_diamond: Knot Resolver - caching full resolver implementation, including both a resolver library and a daemon.
  :small_orange_diamond: PowerDNS - is an open source authoritative DNS server, written in C++ and licensed under the GPL.

:black_small_square: Other Services

  :small_orange_diamond: 3proxy - tiny free proxy server.

:black_small_square: Security/hardening

  :small_orange_diamond: Emerald Onion - is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and transit internet service provider (ISP) based in Seattle.
  :small_orange_diamond: pi-hole - the Pi-hole® is a DNS sinkhole that protects your devices from unwanted content.
  :small_orange_diamond: maltrail - malicious traffic detection system.
  :small_orange_diamond: security_monkey - monitors AWS, GCP, OpenStack, and GitHub orgs for assets and their changes over time.
  :small_orange_diamond: firecracker - secure and fast microVMs for serverless computing.
  :small_orange_diamond: streisand - sets up a new server running your choice of WireGuard, OpenSSH, OpenVPN, Shadowsocks, and more.

Networks  [TOC]

:black_small_square: Tools

  :small_orange_diamond: CapAnalysis - web visual tool to analyze large amounts of captured network traffic (PCAP analyzer).
  :small_orange_diamond: netbox - IP address management (IPAM) and data center infrastructure management (DCIM) tool.

:black_small_square: Labs

  :small_orange_diamond: NRE Labs - learn automation by doing it. Right now, right here, in your browser.

:black_small_square: Other

  :small_orange_diamond: LBNL's Network Research Group - home page of the Network Research Group (NRG); tools, talks, papers and more.

Containers/Orchestration  [TOC]

:black_small_square: CLI Tools

  :small_orange_diamond: gvisor - container runtime sandbox.
  :small_orange_diamond: ctop - top-like interface for container metrics.
  :small_orange_diamond: docker-bench-security - is a script that checks for dozens of common best-practices around deploying Docker.

:black_small_square: Web Tools

  :small_orange_diamond: Moby - a collaborative project for the container ecosystem to assemble container-based system.
  :small_orange_diamond: Traefik - open source reverse proxy/load balancer provides easier integration with Docker and Let's encrypt.
  :small_orange_diamond: kong - The Cloud-Native API Gateway.
  :small_orange_diamond: rancher - complete container management platform.
  :small_orange_diamond: portainer - making Docker management easy.
  :small_orange_diamond: nginx-proxy - automated nginx proxy for Docker containers using docker-gen.

:black_small_square: Manuals/Tutorials/Best Practices

  :small_orange_diamond: docker-cheat-sheet - a quick reference cheat sheet on Docker.
  :small_orange_diamond: awesome-docker - a curated list of Docker resources and projects.
  :small_orange_diamond: docker_practice - learn and understand Docker technologies, with real DevOps practice!   :small_orange_diamond: labs - is a collection of tutorials for learning how to use Docker with various tools.
  :small_orange_diamond: dockerfiles - various Dockerfiles I use on the desktop and on servers.
  :small_orange_diamond: kubernetes-the-hard-way - bootstrap Kubernetes the hard way on Google Cloud Platform. No scripts.
  :small_orange_diamond: kubernetes-the-easy-way - bootstrap Kubernetes the easy way on Google Cloud Platform. No scripts.
  :small_orange_diamond: cheatsheet-kubernetes-A4 - Kubernetes CheatSheets in A4.
  :small_orange_diamond: k8s-security - kubernetes security notes and best practices.
  :small_orange_diamond: kubernetes-production-best-practices - checklists with best-practices for production-ready Kubernetes.
  :small_orange_diamond: kubernetes-production-best-practices - kubernetes security - best practice guide.
  :small_orange_diamond: kubernetes-failure-stories - is a compilation of public failure/horror stories related to Kubernetes.

Manuals/Howtos/Tutorials  [TOC]

:black_small_square: Shell/Command line

  :small_orange_diamond: pure-bash-bible - is a collection of pure bash alternatives to external processes.
  :small_orange_diamond: pure-sh-bible - is a collection of pure POSIX sh alternatives to external processes.
  :small_orange_diamond: bash-guide - is a guide to learn bash.
  :small_orange_diamond: bash-handbook - for those who wanna learn Bash.
  :small_orange_diamond: The Bash Hackers Wiki - hold documentation of any kind about GNU Bash.
  :small_orange_diamond: Shell & Utilities - describes the commands and utilities offered to application programs by POSIX-conformant systems.
  :small_orange_diamond: the-art-of-command-line - master the command line, in one page.
  :small_orange_diamond: Shell Style Guide - a shell style guide for Google-originated open-source projects.

:black_small_square: Text Editors

  :small_orange_diamond: Vim Cheat Sheet - great multi language vim guide.

:black_small_square: Python

  :small_orange_diamond: Awesome Python - a curated list of awesome Python frameworks, libraries, software and resources.
  :small_orange_diamond: python-cheatsheet - comprehensive Python cheatsheet.
  :small_orange_diamond: pythoncheatsheet.org - basic reference for beginner and advanced developers.

:black_small_square: Sed & Awk & Other

  :small_orange_diamond: F’Awk Yeah! - advanced sed and awk usage (Parsing for Pentesters 3).

:black_small_square: *nix & Network

  :small_orange_diamond: nixCraft - linux and unix tutorials for new and seasoned sysadmin.
  :small_orange_diamond: TecMint - the ideal Linux blog for Sysadmins & Geeks.
  :small_orange_diamond: Omnisecu - free Networking, System Administration and Security tutorials.
  :small_orange_diamond: linux-cheat - Linux tutorials and cheatsheets. Minimal examples. Mostly user-land CLI utilities.
  :small_orange_diamond: Unix Toolbox - collection of Unix/Linux/BSD commands and tasks which are useful for IT work or for advanced users.
  :small_orange_diamond: Linux Kernel Teaching - is a collection of lectures and labs Linux kernel topics.
  :small_orange_diamond: htop explained - explanation of everything you can see in htop/top on Linux.
  :small_orange_diamond: Linux Guide and Hints - tutorials on system administration in Fedora and CentOS.
  :small_orange_diamond: strace-little-book - a little book which introduces strace.
  :small_orange_diamond: linux-tracing-workshop - examples and hands-on labs for Linux tracing tools workshops.
  :small_orange_diamond: http2-explained - a detailed document explaining and documenting HTTP/2.
  :small_orange_diamond: http3-explained - a document describing the HTTP/3 and QUIC protocols.
  :small_orange_diamond: HTTP/2 in Action - an excellent introduction to the new HTTP/2 standard.
  :small_orange_diamond: Let's code a TCP/IP stack - great stuff to learn network and system programming at a deeper level.
  :small_orange_diamond: Nginx Admin's Handbook - describes how to improve NGINX performance, security and other important things.
  :small_orange_diamond: nginxconfig.io - NGINX config generator on steroids.
  :small_orange_diamond: openssh guideline - is to help operational teams with the configuration of OpenSSH server and client.
  :small_orange_diamond: SSH Handshake Explained - is a relatively brief description of the SSH handshake.
  :small_orange_diamond: ISC's Knowledgebase - you'll find some general information about BIND 9, ISC DHCP, and Kea DHCP.
  :small_orange_diamond: PacketLife.net - a place to record notes while studying for Cisco's CCNP certification.

:black_small_square: Microsoft

  :small_orange_diamond: AD-Attack-Defense - attack and defend active directory using modern post exploitation adversary tradecraft activity.

:black_small_square: Large-scale systems

  :small_orange_diamond: The System Design Primer - learn how to design large-scale systems.
  :small_orange_diamond: Awesome Scalability - best practices in building High Scalability, High Availability, High Stability and more.
  :small_orange_diamond: Web Architecture 101 - the basic architecture concepts.

:black_small_square: System hardening

  :small_orange_diamond: CIS Benchmarks - are secure configuration settings for over 100 technologies, available as a free PDF download.
  :small_orange_diamond: Security Harden CentOS 7 - this walks you through the steps required to security harden CentOS.
  :small_orange_diamond: CentOS 7 Server Hardening Guide - great guide for hardening CentOS; familiar with OpenSCAP.
  :small_orange_diamond: awesome-security-hardening - is a collection of security hardening guides, tools and other resources.
  :small_orange_diamond: The Practical Linux Hardening Guide - provides a high-level overview of hardening GNU/Linux systems.

:black_small_square: Security & Privacy

  :small_orange_diamond: Hacking Articles - LRaj Chandel's Security & Hacking Blog.
  :small_orange_diamond: AWS security tools - make your AWS cloud environment more secure.
  :small_orange_diamond: Rawsec's CyberSecurity Inventory - an inventory of tools and resources about CyberSecurity.
  :small_orange_diamond: The Illustrated TLS Connection - every byte of a TLS connection explained and reproduced.
  :small_orange_diamond: SSL Research - SSL and TLS Deployment Best Practices by SSL Labs.
  :small_orange_diamond: SELinux Game - learn SELinux by doing. Solve Puzzles, show skillz.
  :small_orange_diamond: Certificates and PKI - everything you should know about certificates and PKI but are too afraid to ask.
  :small_orange_diamond: The Art of Subdomain Enumeration - a reference for subdomain enumeration techniques.
  :small_orange_diamond: Quitting Google - the comprehensive guide to quitting Google.

:black_small_square: Web Apps

  :small_orange_diamond: OWASP - worldwide not-for-profit charitable organization focused on improving the security of software.
  :small_orange_diamond: OWASP ASVS 3.0.1 - OWASP Application Security Verification Standard Project.
  :small_orange_diamond: OWASP ASVS 3.0.1 Web App - simple web app that helps developers understand the ASVS requirements.
  :small_orange_diamond: OWASP ASVS 4.0 - is a list of application security requirements or tests.
  :small_orange_diamond: OWASP Testing Guide v4 - includes a "best practice" penetration testing framework.
  :small_orange_diamond: OWASP Dev Guide - this is the development version of the OWASP Developer Guide.
  :small_orange_diamond: OWASP WSTG - is a comprehensive open source guide to testing the security of web apps.
  :small_orange_diamond: OWASP API Security Project - focuses specifically on the top ten vulnerabilities in API security.
  :small_orange_diamond: Mozilla Web Security - help operational teams with creating secure web applications.
  :small_orange_diamond: security-bulletins - security bulletins that relate to Netflix Open Source.
  :small_orange_diamond: API-Security-Checklist - security countermeasures when designing, testing, and releasing your API.
  :small_orange_diamond: Enable CORS - enable cross-origin resource sharing.
  :small_orange_diamond: Application Security Wiki - is an initiative to provide all application security related resources at one place.
  :small_orange_diamond: Weird Proxies - reverse proxy related attacks; it is a result of analysis of various reverse proxies, cache proxies, etc.
  :small_orange_diamond: Webshells - great series about malicious payloads.
  :small_orange_diamond: Practical Web Cache Poisoning - show you how to compromise websites by using esoteric web features.
  :small_orange_diamond: Hidden directories and files - as a source of sensitive information about web application.
  :small_orange_diamond: Explosive blog - great blog about cybersec and pentests.
  :small_orange_diamond: Security Cookies - this paper will take a close look at cookie security.
  :small_orange_diamond: APISecurityBestPractices - help you keep secrets (API keys, db credentials, certificates) out of source code.

:black_small_square: All-in-one

  :small_orange_diamond: LZone Cheat Sheets - all cheat sheets.
  :small_orange_diamond: Dan’s Cheat Sheets’s - massive cheat sheets documentation.
  :small_orange_diamond: Rico's cheatsheets - this is a modest collection of cheatsheets.
  :small_orange_diamond: DevDocs API - combines multiple API documentations in a fast, organized, and searchable interface.

:black_small_square: Other

  :small_orange_diamond: CTF Series : Vulnerable Machines - the steps below could be followed to find vulnerabilities and exploits.
  :small_orange_diamond: 50M_CTF_Writeup - $50 million CTF from Hackerone - writeup.
  :small_orange_diamond: ctf-tasks - an archive of low-level CTF challenges developed over the years.
  :small_orange_diamond: How to start RE/malware analysis? - collection of some hints and useful links for the beginners.
  :small_orange_diamond: The C10K problem - it's time for web servers to handle ten thousand clients simultaneously, don't you think?
  :small_orange_diamond: How 1500 bytes became the MTU of the internet - great story about the Maximum Transmission Unit.
  :small_orange_diamond: poor man's profiler - sampling tools like dtrace's don't really provide methods to see what programs are blocking on.
  :small_orange_diamond: HTTPS on Stack Overflow - this is the story of a long journey regarding the implementation of SSL.
  :small_orange_diamond: Julia's Drawings - some drawings about programming and unix world, zines about systems & debugging tools.
  :small_orange_diamond: Hash collisions - this great repository is focused on hash collisions exploitation.
  :small_orange_diamond: sha256-animation - animation of the SHA-256 hash function in your terminal.
  :small_orange_diamond: BGP Meets Cat - after 3072 hours of manipulating BGP, Job Snijders has succeeded in drawing a Nyancat.
  :small_orange_diamond: bgp-battleships - playing battleships over BGP.
  :small_orange_diamond: What happens when... - you type google.com into your browser and press enter?
  :small_orange_diamond: how-web-works - based on the 'What happens when...' repository.
  :small_orange_diamond: HTTPS in the real world - great tutorial explain how HTTPS works in the real world.
  :small_orange_diamond: Gitlab and NFS bug - how we spent two weeks hunting an NFS bug in the Linux kernel.
  :small_orange_diamond: Gitlab melts down - postmortem on the database outage of January 31 2017 with the lessons we learned.
  :small_orange_diamond: How To Become A Hacker - if you want to be a hacker, keep reading.
  :small_orange_diamond: Operation Costs in CPU - an infographics which should help to estimate costs of certain operations in CPU clocks.
  :small_orange_diamond: Let's Build a Simple Database - writing a sqlite clone from scratch in C.
  :small_orange_diamond: simple-computer - great resource to understand how computers work under the hood.
  :small_orange_diamond: The story of "Have I been pwned?" - working with 154 million records on Azure Table Storage.
  :small_orange_diamond: TOP500 Supercomputers - shows the 500 most powerful commercially available computer systems known to us.
  :small_orange_diamond: How to build a 8 GPU password cracker - any "black magic" or hours of frustration like desktop components do.
  :small_orange_diamond: CERN Data Centre - 3D visualizations of the CERN computing environments (and more).
  :small_orange_diamond: How fucked is my database - evaluate how fucked your database is with this handy website.
  :small_orange_diamond: Linux Troubleshooting 101 , 2016 Edition - everything is a DNS Problem...
  :small_orange_diamond: Five Whys - you know what the problem is, but you cannot solve it?
  :small_orange_diamond: howhttps.works - how HTTPS works ...in a comic!   :small_orange_diamond: howdns.works - a fun and colorful explanation of how DNS works.
  :small_orange_diamond: POSTGRESQLCO.NF - your postgresql.conf documentation and recommendations.

Inspiring Lists  [TOC]

:black_small_square: SysOps/DevOps

  :small_orange_diamond: Awesome Sysadmin - amazingly awesome open source sysadmin resources.
  :small_orange_diamond: Awesome Shell - awesome command-line frameworks, toolkits, guides and gizmos.
  :small_orange_diamond: Command-line-text-processing - from finding text to search and replace, from sorting to beautifying text and more.
  :small_orange_diamond: Awesome Pcaptools - collection of tools developed by other researchers to process network traces.
  :small_orange_diamond: awesome-ebpf - a curated list of awesome projects related to eBPF.
  :small_orange_diamond: Linux Network Performance - learn where some of the network sysctl variables fit into the Linux/Kernel network flow.
  :small_orange_diamond: Awesome Postgres - list of awesome PostgreSQL software, libraries, tools and resources.
  :small_orange_diamond: quick-SQL-cheatsheet - a quick reminder of all SQL queries and examples on how to use them.
  :small_orange_diamond: Awesome-Selfhosted - list of Free Software network services and web applications which can be hosted locally.
  :small_orange_diamond: List of applications - huge collection of applications sorted by category, as a reference for those looking for packages.
  :small_orange_diamond: CS-Interview-Knowledge-Map - build the best interview map.
  :small_orange_diamond: DevOps-Guide - DevOps Guide from basic to advanced with Interview Questions and Notes.
  :small_orange_diamond: FreeBSD Journal - it is a great list of periodical magazines about FreeBSD and other important things.
  :small_orange_diamond: devops-interview-questions - contains interview questions on various DevOps and SRE related topics.

:black_small_square: Developers

  :small_orange_diamond: Web Developer Roadmap - roadmaps, articles and resources to help you choose your path, learn and improve.
  :small_orange_diamond: Front-End-Checklist - the perfect Front-End Checklist for modern websites and meticulous developers.
  :small_orange_diamond: Front-End-Performance-Checklist - the only Front-End Performance Checklist that runs faster than the others.
  :small_orange_diamond: Python's Magic Methods - what are magic methods? They're everything in object-oriented Python.
  :small_orange_diamond: wtfpython - a collection of surprising Python snippets and lesser-known features.
  :small_orange_diamond: js-dev-reads - a list of books and articles for the discerning web developer to read.
  :small_orange_diamond: Commit messages guide - a guide to understand the importance of commit messages.

:black_small_square: Security/Pentesting

  :small_orange_diamond: Awesome Web Security - a curated list of Web Security materials and resources.
  :small_orange_diamond: awesome-cyber-skills - a curated list of hacking environments where you can train your cyber skills.
  :small_orange_diamond: awesome-devsecops - an authoritative list of awesome devsecops tools.
  :small_orange_diamond: awesome-osint - is a curated list of amazingly awesome OSINT.
  :small_orange_diamond: awesome-threat-intelligence - a curated list of Awesome Threat Intelligence resources.
  :small_orange_diamond: Red-Teaming-Toolkit - a collection of open source and commercial tools that aid in red team operations.
  :small_orange_diamond: awesome-burp-extensions - a curated list of amazingly awesome Burp Extensions.
  :small_orange_diamond: Free Security eBooks - list of a Free Security and Hacking eBooks.
  :small_orange_diamond: Hacking-Security-Ebooks - top 100 Hacking & Security E-Books.
  :small_orange_diamond: privacy-respecting - curated list of privacy respecting services and software.
  :small_orange_diamond: reverse-engineering - list of awesome reverse engineering resources.
  :small_orange_diamond: linux-re-101 - a collection of resources for linux reverse engineering.
  :small_orange_diamond: reverseengineering-reading-list - a list of Reverse Engineering articles, books, and papers.
  :small_orange_diamond: Awesome-WAF - a curated list of awesome web-app firewall (WAF) stuff.
  :small_orange_diamond: awesome-shodan-queries - interesting, funny, and depressing search queries to plug into shodan.io.
  :small_orange_diamond: RobotsDisallowed - a curated list of the most common and most interesting robots.txt disallowed directories.
  :small_orange_diamond: HackingNeuralNetworks - is a small course on exploiting and defending neural networks.
  :small_orange_diamond: wildcard-certificates - why you probably shouldn't use a wildcard certificate.
  :small_orange_diamond: Don't use VPN services - which is what every third-party "VPN provider" does.
  :small_orange_diamond: awesome-yara - a curated list of awesome YARA rules, tools, and people.
  :small_orange_diamond: macOS-Security-and-Privacy-Guide - guide to securing and improving privacy on macOS.
  :small_orange_diamond: awesome-sec-talks - is a collected list of awesome security talks.
  :small_orange_diamond: Movies for Hackers - list of movies every hacker & cyberpunk must watch.

:black_small_square: Other

  :small_orange_diamond: Cheatography - over 3,000 free cheat sheets, revision aids and quick references.
  :small_orange_diamond: awesome-static-analysis - static analysis tools for all programming languages.
  :small_orange_diamond: computer-science - path to a free self-taught education in Computer Science.
  :small_orange_diamond: post-mortems - is a collection of postmortems (config errors, hardware failures, and more).
  :small_orange_diamond: build-your-own-x - build your own (insert technology here).
  :small_orange_diamond: Project-Based-Tutorials-in-C - is a curated list of project-based tutorials in C.
  :small_orange_diamond: The-Documentation-Compendium - various README templates & tips on writing high-quality documentation.
  :small_orange_diamond: awesome-python-applications - free software that works great, and also happens to be open-source Python.
  :small_orange_diamond: awesome-public-datasets - a topic-centric list of HQ open datasets.

Blogs/Podcasts/Videos  [TOC]

:black_small_square: SysOps/DevOps

  :small_orange_diamond: Varnish for PHP developers - very interesting presentation of Varnish by Mattias Geniar.
  :small_orange_diamond: A Netflix Guide to Microservices - Josh Evans talks about the chaotic and vibrant world of microservices at Netflix.

:black_small_square: Developers

  :small_orange_diamond: Comparing C to machine language - compare a simple C program with the compiled machine code of that program.

:black_small_square: Geeky Persons

  :small_orange_diamond: Brendan Gregg's Blog - is an industry expert in computing performance and cloud computing.
  :small_orange_diamond: Gynvael "GynDream" Coldwind - is a IT security engineer at Google.
  :small_orange_diamond: Michał "lcamtuf" Zalewski - white hat hacker, computer security expert.
  :small_orange_diamond: Mattias Geniar - developer, sysadmin, blogger, podcaster and public speaker.
  :small_orange_diamond: Nick Craver - software developer and systems administrator for Stack Exchange.
  :small_orange_diamond: Scott Helme - security researcher, international speaker and founder of securityheaders.com and report-uri.com.
  :small_orange_diamond: Brian Krebs - The Washington Post and now an Independent investigative journalist.
  :small_orange_diamond: Bruce Schneier - is an internationally renowned security technologist, called a "security guru".
  :small_orange_diamond: Chrissy Morgan - advocate of practical learning, Chrissy also takes part in bug bounty programs.
  :small_orange_diamond: Andy Gill - is a hacker at heart who works as a senior penetration tester.
  :small_orange_diamond: Daniel Miessler - cybersecurity expert and writer.
  :small_orange_diamond: Samy Kamkar - is an American privacy and security researcher, computer hacker.
  :small_orange_diamond: Javvad Malik - is a security advocate at AlienVault, a blogger event speaker and industry commentator.
  :small_orange_diamond: Graham Cluley - public speaker and independent computer security analyst.
  :small_orange_diamond: Kacper Szurek - detection engineer at ESET.
  :small_orange_diamond: Troy Hunt - web security expert known for public education and outreach on security topics.
  :small_orange_diamond: raymii.org - sysadmin specializing in building high availability cloud environments.
  :small_orange_diamond: Robert Penz - IT security expert.

:black_small_square: Geeky Blogs

  :small_orange_diamond: Linux Audit - the Linux security blog about auditing, hardening and compliance by Michael Boelen.
  :small_orange_diamond: Linux Security Expert - trainings, howtos, checklists, security tools and more.
  :small_orange_diamond: The Grymoire - collection of useful incantations for wizards, be you computer wizards, magicians, or whatever.
  :small_orange_diamond: Secjuice - is the only non-profit, independent and volunteer led publication in the information security space.
  :small_orange_diamond: Decipher - security news that informs and inspires.

:black_small_square: Geeky Vendor Blogs

  :small_orange_diamond: Tenable Podcast - conversations and interviews related to Cyber Exposure, and more.
  :small_orange_diamond: Sophos - threat news room, giving you news, opinion, advice and research on computer security issues.
  :small_orange_diamond: Tripwire State of Security - blog featuring the latest news, trends and insights on current information security issues.
  :small_orange_diamond: Malwarebytes Labs Blog - security blog aims to provide insider news about cybersecurity.
  :small_orange_diamond: TrustedSec - latest news, and trends about cybersecurity.
  :small_orange_diamond: PortSwigger Web Security Blog - about web app security vulns and top tips from our team of web security.
  :small_orange_diamond: AT&T Cybersecurity blog - news on emerging threats and practical advice to simplify threat detection.
  :small_orange_diamond: Thycotic - where CISOs and IT Admins come to learn about industry trends, IT security, data breaches, and more.

:black_small_square: Geeky Cybersecurity Podcasts

  :small_orange_diamond: Risky Business - is a weekly information security podcast featuring news and in-depth interviews.
  :small_orange_diamond: Cyber, by Motherboard - stories, and focus on the ideas about cybersecurity.
  :small_orange_diamond: Tenable Podcast - conversations and interviews related to Cyber Exposure, and more.
  :small_orange_diamond: Cybercrime Investigations - podcast by Geoff White about cybercrimes.
  :small_orange_diamond: The many hats club - featuring stories from a wide range of Infosec people (Whitehat, Greyhat and Blackhat).
  :small_orange_diamond: Darknet Diaries - true stories from the dark side of the Internet.
  :small_orange_diamond: OSINTCurious Webcasts - is the investigative curiosity that helps people be successful in OSINT.
  :small_orange_diamond: Security Weekly - the latest information security and hacking news.

:black_small_square: Geeky Cybersecurity Video Blogs

  :small_orange_diamond: rev3rse security - offensive, binary exploitation, web application security, vulnerability, hardening, red team, blue team.
  :small_orange_diamond: LiveOverflow - a lot more advanced topics than what is typically offered in paid online courses - but for free.
  :small_orange_diamond: J4vv4D - the important information regarding our internet security.
  :small_orange_diamond: CyberTalks - talks, interviews, and article about cybersecurity.

:black_small_square: Best Personal Twitter Accounts

  :small_orange_diamond: @blackroomsec - a white-hat hacker/pentester. Intergalactic Minesweeper Champion 1990.
  :small_orange_diamond: @MarcoCiappelli - Co-Founder @ITSPmagazine, at the intersection of IT security and society.
  :small_orange_diamond: @binitamshah - Linux Evangelist. Malwares. Kernel Dev. Security Enthusiast.
  :small_orange_diamond: @joe_carson - an InfoSec Professional and Tech Geek.
  :small_orange_diamond: @mikko - CRO at F-Secure, Reverse Engineer, TED Speaker, Supervillain.
  :small_orange_diamond: @esrtweet - often referred to as ESR, is an American software developer, and open-source software advocate.
  :small_orange_diamond: @gynvael - security researcher/programmer, @DragonSectorCTF founder/player, technical streamer.
  :small_orange_diamond: @x0rz - Security Researcher & Cyber Observer.
  :small_orange_diamond: @hasherezade - programmer, malware analyst. Author of PEbear, PEsieve, libPeConv.
  :small_orange_diamond: @TinkerSec - tinkerer, cypherpunk, hacker.
  :small_orange_diamond: @alisaesage - independent hacker and researcher.
  :small_orange_diamond: @SwiftOnSecurity - systems security, industrial safety, sysadmin, author of decentsecurity.com.
  :small_orange_diamond: @dakami - chief scientist at White Ops, is one of just seven people with the authority to restore the DNS root keys.
  :small_orange_diamond: @samykamkar - is a famous "grey hat" hacker, security researcher, creator of the MySpace "Samy" worm.
  :small_orange_diamond: @securityweekly - founder & CTO of Security Weekly podcast network.
  :small_orange_diamond: @jack_daniel - @SecurityBSides co-founder.
  :small_orange_diamond: @thegrugq - Security Researcher.
  :small_orange_diamond: @matthew_d_green - a cryptographer and professor at Johns Hopkins University.

:black_small_square: Best Commercial Twitter Accounts

  :small_orange_diamond: @haveibeenpwned - check if you have an account that has been compromised in a data breach.
  :small_orange_diamond: @bugcrowd - trusted by more of the Fortune 500 than any other crowdsourced security platform.
  :small_orange_diamond: @Malwarebytes - most trusted security company. Unmatched threat visibility.
  :small_orange_diamond: @sansforensics - the world's leading Digital Forensics and Incident Response provider.
  :small_orange_diamond: @attcyber - AT&T Cybersecurity’s Edge-to-Edge technologies provide threat intelligence, and more.
  :small_orange_diamond: @TheManyHatsClub - an information security focused podcast and group of individuals from all walks of life.
  :small_orange_diamond: @hedgehogsec - Hedgehog Cyber. Gibraltar and Manchester's top boutique information security firm.
  :small_orange_diamond: @NCSC - the National Cyber Security Centre. Helping to make the UK the safest place to live and work online.
  :small_orange_diamond: @Synacktiv - IT security experts.

:black_small_square: A piece of history

  :small_orange_diamond: How to Do Things at ARL - how to configure modems, scan images, record CD-ROMs, and other useful techniques.*

:black_small_square: Other

  :small_orange_diamond: Diffie-Hellman Key Exchange (short version) - how Diffie-Hellman Key Exchange worked.

Hacking/Penetration Testing  [TOC]

:black_small_square: Pentesters arsenal tools

  :small_orange_diamond: Sandcat Browser - a penetration-oriented browser with plenty of advanced functionality already built in.
  :small_orange_diamond: Metasploit - tool and framework for pentesting system, web and many more, contains a lot a ready to use exploit.
  :small_orange_diamond: Burp Suite - tool for testing web application security, intercepting proxy to replay, inject, scan and fuzz HTTP requests.
  :small_orange_diamond: OWASP Zed Attack Proxy - intercepting proxy to replay, inject, scan and fuzz HTTP requests.
  :small_orange_diamond: w3af - is a Web Application Attack and Audit Framework.
  :small_orange_diamond: mitmproxy - an interactive TLS-capable intercepting HTTP proxy for penetration testers and software developers.
  :small_orange_diamond: Nikto2 - web server scanner which performs comprehensive tests against web servers for multiple items.
  :small_orange_diamond: sqlmap - tool that automates the process of detecting and exploiting SQL injection flaws.
  :small_orange_diamond: Recon-ng - is a full-featured Web Reconnaissance framework written in Python.
  :small_orange_diamond: AutoRecon - is a network reconnaissance tool which performs automated enumeration of services.
  :small_orange_diamond: Faraday - an Integrated Multiuser Pentest Environment.
  :small_orange_diamond: Photon - incredibly fast crawler designed for OSINT.
  :small_orange_diamond: XSStrike - most advanced XSS detection suite.
  :small_orange_diamond: Sn1per - automated pentest framework for offensive security experts.
  :small_orange_diamond: vuls - is an agent-less vulnerability scanner for Linux, FreeBSD, and other.
  :small_orange_diamond: tsunami - is a general purpose network security scanner with an extensible plugin system.
  :small_orange_diamond: aquatone - a tool for domain flyovers.
  :small_orange_diamond: BillCipher - information gathering tool for a website or IP address.
  :small_orange_diamond: WhatWaf - detect and bypass web application firewalls and protection systems.
  :small_orange_diamond: Corsy - CORS misconfiguration scanner.
  :small_orange_diamond: Raccoon - is a high performance offensive security tool for reconnaissance and vulnerability scanning.
  :small_orange_diamond: dirhunt - find web directories without bruteforce.
  :small_orange_diamond: John The Ripper - is a fast password cracker, currently available for many flavors of Unix, Windows, and other.
  :small_orange_diamond: hashcat - world's fastest and most advanced password recovery utility.
  :small_orange_diamond: p0f - is a tool to identify the players behind any incidental TCP/IP communications.
  :small_orange_diamond: ssh_scan - a prototype SSH configuration and policy scanner.
  :small_orange_diamond: LeakLooker - find open databases - powered by Binaryedge.io
  :small_orange_diamond: exploitdb - searchable archive from The Exploit Database.
  :small_orange_diamond: getsploit - is a command line utility for searching and downloading exploits.
  :small_orange_diamond: ctf-tools - some setup scripts for security research tools.
  :small_orange_diamond: pwntools - CTF framework and exploit development library.
  :small_orange_diamond: security-tools - collection of small security tools created mostly in Python. CTFs, pentests and so on.
  :small_orange_diamond: pentestpackage - is a package of Pentest scripts.
  :small_orange_diamond: python-pentest-tools - python tools for penetration testers.
  :small_orange_diamond: fuzzdb - dictionary of attack patterns and primitives for black-box application fault injection and resource discovery.
  :small_orange_diamond: syzkaller - is an unsupervised, coverage-guided kernel fuzzer.
  :small_orange_diamond: pwndbg - exploit development and reverse engineering with GDB made easy.
  :small_orange_diamond: GDB PEDA - Python Exploit Development Assistance for GDB.
  :small_orange_diamond: IDA - multi-processor disassembler and debugger useful for reverse engineering malware.
  :small_orange_diamond: radare2 - framework for reverse-engineering and analyzing binaries.
  :small_orange_diamond: routersploit - exploitation framework for embedded devices.
  :small_orange_diamond: Ghidra - is a software reverse engineering (SRE) framework.
  :small_orange_diamond: Vulnreport - open-source pentesting management and automation platform by Salesforce Product Security.
  :small_orange_diamond: Mentalist - is a graphical tool for custom wordlist generation.
  :small_orange_diamond: archerysec - vulnerability assessment and management helps to perform scans and manage vulnerabilities.
  :small_orange_diamond: Osmedeus - fully automated offensive security tool for reconnaissance and vulnerability scanning.
  :small_orange_diamond: beef - the browser exploitation framework project.
  :small_orange_diamond: AutoSploit - automated mass exploiter.
  :small_orange_diamond: SUDO_KILLER - is a tool to identify and exploit sudo rules' misconfigurations and vulnerabilities.
  :small_orange_diamond: yara - the pattern matching swiss knife.
  :small_orange_diamond: mimikatz - a little tool to play with Windows security.
  :small_orange_diamond: sherlock - hunt down social media accounts by username across social networks.
  :small_orange_diamond: OWASP Threat Dragon - is a tool used to create threat model diagrams and to record possible threats.

:black_small_square: Pentests bookmarks collection

  :small_orange_diamond: PTES - the penetration testing execution standard.
  :small_orange_diamond: Pentests MindMap - amazing mind map with vulnerable apps and systems.
  :small_orange_diamond: WebApps Security Tests MindMap - incredible mind map for WebApps security tests.
  :small_orange_diamond: Brute XSS - master the art of Cross Site Scripting.
  :small_orange_diamond: XSS cheat sheet - contains many vectors that can help you bypass WAFs and filters.
  :small_orange_diamond: Offensive Security Bookmarks - security bookmarks collection, all things that author need to pass OSCP.
  :small_orange_diamond: Awesome Pentest Cheat Sheets - collection of the cheat sheets useful for pentesting.
  :small_orange_diamond: Awesome Hacking by HackWithGithub - awesome lists for hackers, pentesters and security researchers.
  :small_orange_diamond: Awesome Hacking by carpedm20 - a curated list of awesome hacking tutorials, tools and resources.
  :small_orange_diamond: Awesome Hacking Resources - collection of hacking/penetration testing resources to make you better.
  :small_orange_diamond: Awesome Pentest - collection of awesome penetration testing resources, tools and other shiny things.
  :small_orange_diamond: Awesome-Hacking-Tools - is a curated list of awesome Hacking Tools.
  :small_orange_diamond: Hacking Cheat Sheet - author hacking and pentesting notes.
  :small_orange_diamond: blackhat-arsenal-tools - official Black Hat arsenal security tools repository.
  :small_orange_diamond: Penetration Testing and WebApp Cheat Sheets - the complete list of Infosec related cheat sheets.
  :small_orange_diamond: Cyber Security Resources - includes thousands of cybersecurity-related references and resources.
  :small_orange_diamond: Pentest Bookmarks - there are a LOT of pentesting blogs.
  :small_orange_diamond: Cheatsheet-God - Penetration Testing Reference Bank - OSCP/PTP & PTX Cheatsheet.
  :small_orange_diamond: ThreatHunter-Playbook - to aid the development of techniques and hypothesis for hunting campaigns.
  :small_orange_diamond: Beginner-Network-Pentesting - notes for beginner network pentesting course.
  :small_orange_diamond: OSCPRepo - is a list of resources that author have been gathering in preparation for the OSCP.
  :small_orange_diamond: PayloadsAllTheThings - a list of useful payloads and bypass for Web Application Security and Pentest/CTF.
  :small_orange_diamond: payloads - git all the Payloads! A collection of web attack payloads.
  :small_orange_diamond: command-injection-payload-list - command injection payload list.
  :small_orange_diamond: AwesomeXSS - is a collection of Awesome XSS resources.
  :small_orange_diamond: php-webshells - common php webshells.
  :small_orange_diamond: Pentesting Tools Cheat Sheet - a quick reference high level overview for typical penetration testing engagements.
  :small_orange_diamond: OWASP Cheat Sheet Series - is a collection of high value information on specific application security topics.
  :small_orange_diamond: OWASP dependency-check - is an open source solution the OWASP Top 10 2013 entry.
  :small_orange_diamond: OWASP ProActive Controls - OWASP Top 10 Proactive Controls 2018.
  :small_orange_diamond: PENTESTING-BIBLE - hacking & penetration testing & red team & cyber security & computer science resources.
  :small_orange_diamond: pentest-wiki - is a free online security knowledge library for pentesters/researchers.
  :small_orange_diamond: DEF CON Media Server - great stuff from DEFCON.
  :small_orange_diamond: Awesome Malware Analysis - a curated list of awesome malware analysis tools and resources.
  :small_orange_diamond: SQL Injection Cheat Sheet - detailed technical information about the many different variants of the SQL Injection.
  :small_orange_diamond: Entersoft Knowledge Base - great and detailed reference about vulnerabilities.
  :small_orange_diamond: HTML5 Security Cheatsheet - a collection of HTML5 related XSS attack vectors.
  :small_orange_diamond: XSS String Encoder - for generating XSS code to check your input validation filters against XSS.
  :small_orange_diamond: GTFOBins - list of Unix binaries that can be exploited by an attacker to bypass local security restrictions.
  :small_orange_diamond: Guifre Ruiz Notes - collection of security, system, network and pentest cheatsheets.
  :small_orange_diamond: SSRF Tips - a collection of SSRF Tips.
  :small_orange_diamond: shell-storm repo CTF - great archive of CTFs.
  :small_orange_diamond: ctf - CTF (Capture The Flag) writeups, code snippets, notes, scripts.
  :small_orange_diamond: My-CTF-Web-Challenges - collection of CTF Web challenges.
  :small_orange_diamond: MSTG - The Mobile Security Testing Guide (MSTG) is a comprehensive manual for mobile app security testing.
  :small_orange_diamond: Internal-Pentest-Playbook - notes on the most common things for an Internal Network Penetration Test.
  :small_orange_diamond: KeyHacks - shows quick ways in which API keys leaked by a bug bounty program can be checked.
  :small_orange_diamond: securitum/research - various Proof of Concepts of security research performed by Securitum.
  :small_orange_diamond: public-pentesting-reports - is a list of public penetration test reports released by several consulting security groups.
  :small_orange_diamond: awesome-bug-bounty - is a comprehensive curated list of available Bug Bounty.
  :small_orange_diamond: bug-bounty-reference - is a list of bug bounty write-ups.
  :small_orange_diamond: Awesome-Bugbounty-Writeups - is a curated list of bugbounty writeups.
  :small_orange_diamond: Bug bounty writeups - list of bug bounty writeups (2012-2020).
  :small_orange_diamond: hackso.me - a great journey into security.

:black_small_square: Backdoors/exploits

  :small_orange_diamond: PHP-backdoors - a collection of PHP backdoors. For educational or testing purposes only.

:black_small_square: Wordlists and Weak passwords

  :small_orange_diamond: Weakpass - for any kind of bruteforce find wordlists or unleash the power of them all at once!   :small_orange_diamond: Hashes.org - is a free online hash resolving service incorporating many unparalleled techniques.
  :small_orange_diamond: SecLists - collection of multiple types of lists used during security assessments, collected in one place.
  :small_orange_diamond: Probable-Wordlists - sorted by probability originally created for password generation and testing.
  :small_orange_diamond: skullsecurity passwords - password dictionaries and leaked passwords repository.
  :small_orange_diamond: Polish PREMIUM Dictionary - official dictionary created by the team on the forum bezpieka.org.* 1
  :small_orange_diamond: statistically-likely-usernames - wordlists for creating statistically likely username lists for use in password attacks.

:black_small_square: Bounty platforms

  :small_orange_diamond: YesWeHack - bug bounty platform with infosec jobs.
  :small_orange_diamond: Openbugbounty - allows any security researcher reporting a vulnerability on any website.
  :small_orange_diamond: hackerone - global hacker community to surface the most relevant security issues.
  :small_orange_diamond: bugcrowd - crowdsourced cybersecurity for the enterprise.
  :small_orange_diamond: Crowdshield - crowdsourced security & bug bounty management.
  :small_orange_diamond: Synack - crowdsourced security & bug bounty programs, crowd security intelligence platform and more.
  :small_orange_diamond: Hacktrophy - bug bounty platform.

:black_small_square: Web Training Apps (local installation)

  :small_orange_diamond: OWASP-VWAD - comprehensive and well maintained registry of all known vulnerable web applications.
  :small_orange_diamond: DVWA - PHP/MySQL web application that is damn vulnerable.
  :small_orange_diamond: metasploitable2 - vulnerable web application amongst security researchers.
  :small_orange_diamond: metasploitable3 - is a VM that is built from the ground up with a large amount of security vulnerabilities.
  :small_orange_diamond: DSVW - is a deliberately vulnerable web application written in under 100 lines of code.
  :small_orange_diamond: OWASP Mutillidae II - free, open source, deliberately vulnerable web-application.
  :small_orange_diamond: OWASP Juice Shop Project - the most bug-free vulnerable application in existence.
  :small_orange_diamond: OWASP Node js Goat Project - OWASP Top 10 security risks apply to web applications developed using Node.js.
  :small_orange_diamond: juicy-ctf - run Capture the Flags and Security Trainings with OWASP Juice Shop.
  :small_orange_diamond: SecurityShepherd - web and mobile application security training platform.
  :small_orange_diamond: Security Ninjas - open source application security training program.
  :small_orange_diamond: hackazon - a modern vulnerable web app.
  :small_orange_diamond: dvna - damn vulnerable NodeJS application.
  :small_orange_diamond: django-DefectDojo - is an open-source application vulnerability correlation and security orchestration tool.
  :small_orange_diamond: Google Gruyere - web application exploits and defenses.
  :small_orange_diamond: Bodhi - is a playground focused on learning the exploitation of client-side web vulnerabilities.
  :small_orange_diamond: Websploit - single vm lab with the purpose of combining several vulnerable appliations in one environment.
  :small_orange_diamond: vulhub - pre-built Vulnerable Environments based on docker-compose.
  :small_orange_diamond: CloudGoat 2 - the new & improved "Vulnerable by Design" AWS deployment tool.
  :small_orange_diamond: secDevLabs - is a laboratory for learning secure web development in a practical manner.
  :small_orange_diamond: CORS-vulnerable-Lab - sample vulnerable code and its exploit code.
  :small_orange_diamond: RootTheBox - a Game of Hackers (CTF Scoreboard & Game Manager).

:black_small_square: Labs (ethical hacking platforms/trainings/CTFs)

  :small_orange_diamond: Offensive Security - true performance-based penetration testing training for over a decade.
  :small_orange_diamond: Hack The Box - online platform allowing you to test your penetration testing skills.
  :small_orange_diamond: Hacking-Lab - online ethical hacking, computer network and security challenge platform.
  :small_orange_diamond: pwnable.kr - non-commercial wargame site which provides various pwn challenges regarding system exploitation.
  :small_orange_diamond: Pwnable.tw - is a wargame site for hackers to test and expand their binary exploiting skills.
  :small_orange_diamond: picoCTF - is a free computer security game targeted at middle and high school students.
  :small_orange_diamond: CTFlearn - is an online platform built to help ethical hackers learn and practice their cybersecurity knowledge and skills.
  :small_orange_diamond: ctftime - CTF archive and a place, where you can get some another CTF-related info.
  :small_orange_diamond: Silesia Security Lab - high quality security testing services.
  :small_orange_diamond: Practical Pentest Labs - pentest lab, take your Hacking skills to the next level.
  :small_orange_diamond: Root Me - the fast, easy, and affordable way to train your hacking skills.
  :small_orange_diamond: rozwal.to - a great platform to train your pentesting skills.
  :small_orange_diamond: TryHackMe - learning Cyber Security made easy.
  :small_orange_diamond: hackxor - is a realistic web application hacking game, designed to help players of all abilities develop their skills.
  :small_orange_diamond: Hack Yourself First - it's full of nasty app sec holes.
  :small_orange_diamond: OverTheWire - can help you to learn and practice security concepts in the form of fun-filled games.
  :small_orange_diamond: Wizard Labs - is an online Penetration Testing Lab.
  :small_orange_diamond: PentesterLab - provides vulnerable systems that can be used to test and understand vulnerabilities.
  :small_orange_diamond: RingZer0 - tons of challenges designed to test and improve your hacking skills.
  :small_orange_diamond: try2hack - several security-oriented challenges for your entertainment.
  :small_orange_diamond: Ubeeri - preconfigured lab environments.
  :small_orange_diamond: Pentestit - emulate IT infrastructures of real companies for legal pen testing and improving penetration testing skills.
  :small_orange_diamond: Microcorruption - reversal challenges done in the web interface.
  :small_orange_diamond: Crackmes - download crackmes to help improve your reverse engineering skills.
  :small_orange_diamond: DomGoat - DOM XSS security learning and practicing platform.
  :small_orange_diamond: Stereotyped Challenges - upgrade your web hacking techniques today!   :small_orange_diamond: Vulnhub - allows anyone to gain practical 'hands-on' experience in digital security.
  :small_orange_diamond: W3Challs - is a penetration testing training platform, which offers various computer challenges.
  :small_orange_diamond: RingZer0 CTF - offers you tons of challenges designed to test and improve your hacking skills.
  :small_orange_diamond: Hack.me - a platform where you can build, host and share vulnerable web apps for educational and research purposes.
  :small_orange_diamond: HackThis! - discover how hacks, dumps and defacements are performed and secure your website against hackers.
  :small_orange_diamond: Enigma Group WebApp Training - these challenges cover the exploits listed in the OWASP Top 10 Project.
  :small_orange_diamond: Reverse Engineering Challenges - challenges, exercises, problems and tasks - by level, by type, and more.
  :small_orange_diamond: 0x00sec - the home of the Hacker - Malware, Reverse Engineering, and Computer Science.
  :small_orange_diamond: We Chall - there are exist a lots of different challenge types.
  :small_orange_diamond: Hacker Gateway - is the go-to place for hackers who want to test their skills.
  :small_orange_diamond: Hacker101 - is a free class for web security.
  :small_orange_diamond: contained.af - a stupid game for learning about containers, capabilities, and syscalls.
  :small_orange_diamond: flAWS challenge! - a series of levels you'll learn about common mistakes and gotchas when using AWS.
  :small_orange_diamond: CyberSec WTF - provides web hacking challenges derived from bounty write-ups.
  :small_orange_diamond: CTF Challenge - CTF Web App challenges.
  :small_orange_diamond: gCTF - most of the challenges used in the Google CTF 2017.
  :small_orange_diamond: Hack This Site - is a free, safe and legal training ground for hackers.
  :small_orange_diamond: Attack & Defense - is a browser-based cloud labs.
  :small_orange_diamond: Cryptohack - a fun platform for learning modern cryptography.

:black_small_square: CTF platforms

  :small_orange_diamond: fbctf - platform to host Capture the Flag competitions.
  :small_orange_diamond: ctfscoreboard - scoreboard for Capture The Flag competitions.

:black_small_square: Other resources

  :small_orange_diamond: Bugcrowd University - open source education content for the researcher community.
  :small_orange_diamond: OSCPRepo - a list of resources and scripts that I have been gathering in preparation for the OSCP.
  :small_orange_diamond: OWASP Top 10: Real-World Examples - test your web apps with real-world examples (two-part series).
  :small_orange_diamond: phrack.org - an awesome collection of articles from several respected hackers and other thinkers.
  :small_orange_diamond: Practical-Ethical-Hacking-Resources - compilation of resources from TCM's Udemy Course.

Your daily knowledge and news  [TOC]

:black_small_square: RSS Readers

  :small_orange_diamond: Feedly - organize, read and share what matters to you.
  :small_orange_diamond: Inoreader - similar to feedly with a support for filtering what you fetch from rss.

:black_small_square: IRC Channels

  :small_orange_diamond: #hackerspaces - hackerspace IRC channels.

:black_small_square: Security

  :small_orange_diamond: The Hacker News - leading news source dedicated to promoting awareness for security experts and hackers.
  :small_orange_diamond: Latest Hacking News - provides the latest hacking news, exploits and vulnerabilities for ethical hackers.
  :small_orange_diamond: Security Newsletter - security news as a weekly digest (email notifications).
  :small_orange_diamond: Google Online Security Blog - the latest news and insights from Google on security and safety on the Internet.
  :small_orange_diamond: Qualys Blog - expert network security guidance and news.
  :small_orange_diamond: DARKReading - connecting the Information Security Community.
  :small_orange_diamond: Darknet - latest hacking tools, hacker news, cybersecurity best practices, ethical hacking & pen-testing.
  :small_orange_diamond: publiclyDisclosed - public disclosure watcher who keeps you up to date about the recently disclosed bugs.
  :small_orange_diamond: Reddit - Hacking - a subreddit dedicated to hacking and hackers.
  :small_orange_diamond: Packet Storm - information security services, news, files, tools, exploits, advisories and whitepapers.
  :small_orange_diamond: Sekurak - about security, penetration tests, vulnerabilities and many others (PL/EN).
  :small_orange_diamond: nf.sec - basic aspects and mechanisms of Linux operating system security (PL).

:black_small_square: Other/All-in-one

  :small_orange_diamond: Changelog - is a community of hackers; news & podcasts for developers and hackers.

Other Cheat Sheets  [TOC]

Build your own DNS Servers

  :small_orange_diamond: Unbound DNS Tutorial - a validating, recursive, and caching DNS server.
  :small_orange_diamond: Knot Resolver on Fedora - how to get faster and more secure DNS resolution with Knot Resolver on Fedora.
  :small_orange_diamond: DNS-over-HTTPS - tutorial to setup your own DNS-over-HTTPS (DoH) server.
  :small_orange_diamond: dns-over-https - a cartoon intro to DNS over HTTPS.
  :small_orange_diamond: DNS-over-TLS - following to your DoH server, setup your DNS-over-TLS (DoT) server.
  :small_orange_diamond: DNS Servers - how (and why) i run my own DNS Servers.

Build your own Certificate Authority

  :small_orange_diamond: OpenSSL Certificate Authority - build your own certificate authority (CA) using the OpenSSL command-line tools.
  :small_orange_diamond: step-ca Certificate Authority - build your own certificate authority (CA) using open source step-ca.

Build your own System/Virtual Machine

  :small_orange_diamond: os-tutorial - how to create an OS from scratch.
  :small_orange_diamond: Write your Own Virtual Machine - how to write your own virtual machine (VM).
  :small_orange_diamond: x86 Bare Metal Examples - dozens of minimal operating systems to learn x86 system programming.
  :small_orange_diamond: simple-computer - the scott CPU from "But How Do It Know?" by J. Clark Scott.

DNS Servers list (privacy)

| IP | URL | | :--- | :--- | | **``` 84.200.69.80

**```
94.247.43.254
```** | [opennic.org](https://www.opennic.org/) | | 
**```
64.6.64.6
```** | [verisign.com](https://www.verisign.com/en_US/security-services/public-dns/index.xhtml) | | 
**```
89.233.43.71
```** | [censurfridns.dk](https://blog.uncensoreddns.org/) | | 
**```
1.1.1.1
```** | [cloudflare.com](https://1.1.1.1/) | | 
**```
94.130.110.185
```** | [dnsprivacy.at](https://dnsprivacy.at/) |

###### TOP Browser extensions

| **<u>Extension name</u>** | **<u>Description</u>** | | :--- | :--- | | 
**```
IPvFoo
```** | Display the server IP address and HTTPS information across all page elements. | | 
**```
FoxyProxy
```** | Simplifies configuring browsers to access proxy-servers. | | 
**```
HTTPS Everywhere
```** | Automatically use HTTPS security on many sites. | | 
**```
uMatrix
```** | Point & click to forbid/allow any class of requests made by your browser. | | 
**```
uBlock Origin
```** | An efficient blocker: easy on memory and CPU footprint. | | 
**```
Session Buddy
```** | Manage browser tabs and bookmarks with ease. | | 
**```
SuperSorter
```** | Sort bookmarks recursively, delete duplicates, merge folders and more. | | 
**```
Clear Cache
```** | Clear your cache and browsing data. | | 
**```
d3coder
```** | Encoding/Decoding plugin for various types of encoding. | | 
**```
Web Developer
```** | Adds a toolbar button with various web developer tools. | | 
**```
ThreatPinch Lookup
```** | Add threat intelligence hover tool tips. |

###### TOP Burp extensions

| **<u>Extension name</u>** | **<u>Description</u>** | | :--- | :--- | | 
**```
Active Scan++
```** | Extends Burp's active and passive scanning capabilities. | | 
**```
Autorize
```** | Automatically detects authorization enforcement. | | 
**```
AuthMatrix
```** | A simple matrix grid to define the desired levels of access privilege. | | 
**```
Logger++
```** | Logs requests and responses for all Burp tools in a sortable table. | | 
**```
Bypass WAF
```** | Adds headers useful for bypassing some WAF devices. | | 
**```
JSON Beautifier
```** | Beautifies JSON content in the HTTP message viewer. | | 
**```
JSON Web Tokens
```** | Enables Burp to decode and manipulate JSON web tokens. | | 
**```
CSP Auditor
```** | Displays CSP headers for responses, and passively reports CSP weaknesses. | | 
**```
CSP-Bypass
```** | Passively scans for CSP headers that contain known bypasses. | | 
**```
Hackvertor
```** | Converts data using a tag-based configuration to apply various encoding. | | 
**```
HTML5 Auditor
```** | Scans for usage of risky HTML5 features. | | 
**```
Software Vulnerability Scanner
```** | Vulnerability scanner based on vulners.com audit API. | | 
**```
Turbo Intruder
```** | Is a powerful bruteforcing tool. | | 
**```
Upload Scanner
```** | Upload a number of different file types, laced with different forms of payload. |

###### Hack Mozilla Firefox address bar

In Firefox's address bar, you can limit results by typing special characters before or after your term:

- 

^

 - for matches in your browsing history
- 

*

 - for matches in your bookmarks.
- 

%

 - for matches in your currently open tabs.
- 

#

 - for matches in page titles.
- 

@

 - for matches in web addresses.

###### Chrome hidden commands

- 

chrome://chrome-urls

 - list of all commands
- 

chrome://flags

 - enable experiments and development features
- 

chrome://interstitials

 - errors and warnings
- 

chrome://net-internals

 - network internals (events, dns, cache)
- 

chrome://network-errors

 - network errors
- 

chrome://net-export

 - start logging future network activity to a file
- 

chrome://safe-browsing

 - safe browsing options
- 

chrome://user-actions

 - record all user actions
- 

chrome://restart

 - restart chrome
- 

chrome://dino

 - ERR_INTERNET_DISCONNECTED...
- 

cache:

 - view the cached version of the web page

###### Bypass WAFs by Shortening IP Address (by [0xInfection](https://twitter.com/0xInfection))

IP addresses can be shortened by dropping the zeroes:

http://1.0.0.1http://1.1 http://127.0.0.1http://127.1 http://192.168.0.1http://192.168.1 http://0xC0A80001 or http://3232235521 → 192.168.0.1 http://192.168.257 → 192.168.1.1 http://192.168.516 → 192.168.2.4


> This bypasses WAF filters for SSRF, open-redirect, etc where any IP as input gets blacklisted.

For more information please see [How to Obscure Any URL](http://www.pc-help.org/obscure.htm) and [Magic IP Address Shortcuts](https://stuff-things.net/2014/09/25/magic-ip-address-shortcuts/).

#### One-liners &nbsp;[<sup>[TOC]</sup>](https://github.com/trimstray/the-book-of-secret-knowledge/blob/master/#anger-table-of-contents)

##### Table of Contents

- [terminal](https://github.com/trimstray/the-book-of-secret-knowledge/blob/master/#tool-terminal)
- [busybox](https://github.com/trimstray/the-book-of-secret-knowledge/blob/master/#tool-busybox)
- [mount](https://github.com/trimstray/the-book-of-secret-knowledge/blob/master/#tool-mount)
- [fuser](https://github.com/trimstray/the-book-of-secret-knowledge/blob/master/#tool-fuser)
- [lsof](https://github.com/trimstray/the-book-of-secret-knowledge/blob/master/#tool-lsof)
- [ps](https://github.com/trimstray/the-book-of-secret-knowledge/blob/master/#tool-ps)
- [top](https://github.com/trimstray/the-book-of-secret-knowledge/blob/master/#tool-top)
- [vmstat](https://github.com/trimstray/the-book-of-secret-knowledge/blob/master/#tool-vmstat)
- [iostat](https://github.com/trimstray/the-book-of-secret-knowledge/blob/master/#tool-iostat)
- [strace](https://github.com/trimstray/the-book-of-secret-knowledge/blob/master/#tool-strace)
- [kill](https://github.com/trimstray/the-book-of-secret-knowledge/blob/master/#tool-kill)
- [find](https://github.com/trimstray/the-book-of-secret-knowledge/blob/master/#tool-find)
- [diff](https://github.com/trimstray/the-book-of-secret-knowledge/blob/master/#tool-diff)
- [vimdiff](https://github.com/trimstray/the-book-of-secret-knowledge/blob/master/#tool-vimdiff)
- [tail](https://github.com/trimstray/the-book-of-secret-knowledge/blob/master/#tool-tail)
- [cpulimit](https://github.com/trimstray/the-book-of-secret-knowledge/blob/master/#tool-cpulimit)
- [pwdx](https://github.com/trimstray/the-book-of-secret-knowledge/blob/master/#tool-pwdx)
- [tr](https://github.com/trimstray/the-book-of-secret-knowledge/blob/master/#tool-tr)
- [chmod](https://github.com/trimstray/the-book-of-secret-knowledge/blob/master/#tool-chmod)
- [who](https://github.com/trimstray/the-book-of-secret-knowledge/blob/master/#tool-who)
- [last](https://github.com/trimstray/the-book-of-secret-knowledge/blob/master/#tool-last)
- [screen](https://github.com/trimstray/the-book-of-secret-knowledge/blob/master/#tool-screen)
- [script](https://github.com/trimstray/the-book-of-secret-knowledge/blob/master/#tool-script)
- [du](https://github.com/trimstray/the-book-of-secret-knowledge/blob/master/#tool-du)
- [inotifywait](https://github.com/trimstray/the-book-of-secret-knowledge/blob/master/#tool-inotifywait)
- [openssl](https://github.com/trimstray/the-book-of-secret-knowledge/blob/master/#tool-openssl)
- [secure-delete](https://github.com/trimstray/the-book-of-secret-knowledge/blob/master/#tool-secure-delete)
- [dd](https://github.com/trimstray/the-book-of-secret-knowledge/blob/master/#tool-dd)
- [gpg](https://github.com/trimstray/the-book-of-secret-knowledge/blob/master/#tool-gpg)
- [system-other](https://github.com/trimstray/the-book-of-secret-knowledge/blob/master/#tool-system-other)
- [curl](https://github.com/trimstray/the-book-of-secret-knowledge/blob/master/#tool-curl)
- [httpie](https://github.com/trimstray/the-book-of-secret-knowledge/blob/master/#tool-httpie)
- [ssh](https://github.com/trimstray/the-book-of-secret-knowledge/blob/master/#tool-ssh)
- [linux-dev](https://github.com/trimstray/the-book-of-secret-knowledge/blob/master/#tool-linux-dev)
- [tcpdump](https://github.com/trimstray/the-book-of-secret-knowledge/blob/master/#tool-tcpdump)
- [tcpick](https://github.com/trimstray/the-book-of-secret-knowledge/blob/master/#tool-tcpick)
- [ngrep](https://github.com/trimstray/the-book-of-secret-knowledge/blob/master/#tool-ngrep)
- [hping3](https://github.com/trimstray/the-book-of-secret-knowledge/blob/master/#tool-hping3)
- [nmap](https://github.com/trimstray/the-book-of-secret-knowledge/blob/master/#tool-nmap)
- [netcat](https://github.com/trimstray/the-book-of-secret-knowledge/blob/master/#tool-netcat)
- [socat](https://github.com/trimstray/the-book-of-secret-knowledge/blob/master/#tool-socat)
- [p0f](https://github.com/trimstray/the-book-of-secret-knowledge/blob/master/#tool-p0f)
- [gnutls-cli](https://github.com/trimstray/the-book-of-secret-knowledge/blob/master/#tool-gnutls-cli)
- [netstat](https://github.com/trimstray/the-book-of-secret-knowledge/blob/master/#tool-netstat)
- [rsync](https://github.com/trimstray/the-book-of-secret-knowledge/blob/master/#tool-rsync)
- [host](https://github.com/trimstray/the-book-of-secret-knowledge/blob/master/#tool-host)
- [dig](https://github.com/trimstray/the-book-of-secret-knowledge/blob/master/#tool-dig)
- [certbot](https://github.com/trimstray/the-book-of-secret-knowledge/blob/master/#tool-certbot)
- [network-other](https://github.com/trimstray/the-book-of-secret-knowledge/blob/master/#tool-network-other)
- [git](https://github.com/trimstray/the-book-of-secret-knowledge/blob/master/#tool-git)
- [awk](https://github.com/trimstray/the-book-of-secret-knowledge/blob/master/#tool-awk)
- [sed](https://github.com/trimstray/the-book-of-secret-knowledge/blob/master/#tool-sed)
- [grep](https://github.com/trimstray/the-book-of-secret-knowledge/blob/master/#tool-grep)
- [perl](https://github.com/trimstray/the-book-of-secret-knowledge/blob/master/#tool-perl)

##### Tool: [terminal](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linux_console)

###### Reload shell without exit

exec $SHELL -l


###### Close shell keeping all subprocess running

disown -a && exit


###### Exit without saving shell history

kill -9 $$ unset HISTFILE && exit


###### Perform a branching conditional

true && echo success false || echo failed


###### Pipe stdout and stderr to separate commands

some_command > >(/bin/cmd_for_stdout) 2> >(/bin/cmd_for_stderr)


###### Redirect stdout and stderr each to separate files and print both to the screen

(some_command 2>&1 1>&3 | tee errorlog ) 3>&1 1>&2 | tee stdoutlog


###### List of commands you use most often

history | \ awk '{CMD[$2]++;count++;}END { for (a in CMD)print CMD[a] " " CMD[a]/count*100 "% " a;}' | \ grep -v "./" | \ column -c3 -s " " -t | \ sort -nr | nl | head -n 20


###### Sterilize bash history

function sterile() { history | awk '$2 != "history" { $1=""; print $0 }' | egrep -vi "\ curl\b+.*(-E|--cert)\b+.*\b*|\ curl\b+.*--pass\b+.*\b*|\ curl\b+.*(-U|--proxy-user).*:.*\b*|\ curl\b+.*(-u|--user).*:.*\b* .*(-H|--header).*(token|auth.*)\b+.*|\ wget\b+.*--.*password\b+.*\b*|\ http.?://.+:[email protected]*\ " > $HOME/histbuff; history -r $HOME/histbuff; } export PROMPT_COMMAND="sterile"


> Look also: [A naive utility to censor credentials in command history](https://github.com/lbonanomi/go/blob/master/revisionist.go).

###### Quickly backup a file

cp filename{,.orig}


###### Empty a file (truncate to 0 size)

>filename


###### Delete all files in a folder that don't match a certain file extension

rm !(*.foo|*.bar|*.baz)


###### Pass multi-line string to a file

cat >filename ... - overwrite the file # cat >>filename ... - append to a file cat > filename << __EOF__ data data data __EOF__


###### Edit a file on a remote host using vim

vim scp://[email protected]//etc/fstab


###### Create a directory and change into it at the same time

mkd() { mkdir -p "[email protected]" && cd "[email protected]"; }


###### Convert uppercase files to lowercase files

rename 'y/A-Z/a-z/' *


###### Print a row of characters across the terminal

printf "%tput colss" | tr ' ' '#'


###### Show shell history without line numbers

history | cut -c 8- fc -l -n 1 | sed 's/^\s*//'


###### Run command(s) after exit session

cat > /etc/profile << __EOF__ _after_logout() { username=$(whoami) for _pid in $(ps afx | grep sshd | grep "$username" | awk '{print $1}') ; do kill -9 $_pid done } trap _after_logout EXIT __EOF__


###### Generate a sequence of numbers

for ((i=1; i<=10; i+=2)) ; do echo $i ; done # alternative: seq 1 2 10 for ((i=5; i<=10; ++i)) ; do printf '%02d\n' $i ; done # alternative: seq -w 5 10 for i in {1..10} ; do echo $i ; done


###### Simple Bash filewatching

unset MAIL; export MAILCHECK=1; export MAILPATH='$FILE_TO_WATCH?$MESSAGE'


* * *

##### Tool: [busybox](https://www.busybox.net/)

###### Static HTTP web server

busybox httpd -p $PORT -h $HOME [-c httpd.conf]


* * *

##### Tool: [mount](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_(Unix))

###### Mount a temporary ram partition

mount -t tmpfs tmpfs /mnt -o size=64M


- 

-t

 - filesystem type
- 

-o

 - mount options

###### Remount a filesystem as read/write

mount -o remount,rw /


* * *

##### Tool: [fuser](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fuser_(Unix))

###### Show which processes use the files/directories

fuser /var/log/daemon.log fuser -v /home/supervisor


###### Kills a process that is locking a file

fuser -ki filename


- 

-i

 - interactive option

###### Kills a process that is locking a file with specific signal

fuser -k -HUP filename


- 

--list-signals

 - list available signal names

###### Show what PID is listening on specific port

fuser -v 53/udp


###### Show all processes using the named filesystems or block device

fuser -mv /var/www


* * *

##### Tool: [lsof](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lsof)

###### Show process that use internet connection at the moment

lsof -P -i -n


###### Show process that use specific port number

lsof -i tcp:443


###### Lists all listening ports together with the PID of the associated process

lsof -Pan -i tcp -i udp


###### List all open ports and their owning executables

lsof -i -P | grep -i "listen"


###### Show all open ports

lsof -Pnl -i


###### Show open ports (LISTEN)

lsof -Pni4 | grep LISTEN | column -t


###### List all files opened by a particular command

lsof -c "process"


###### View user activity per directory

lsof -u username -a +D /etc


###### Show 10 largest open files

lsof / | \ awk '{ if($7 > 1048576) print $7/1048576 "MB" " " $9 " " $1 }' | \ sort -n -u | tail | column -t


###### Show current working directory of a process

lsof -p | grep cwd


* * *

##### Tool: [ps](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ps_(Unix))

###### Show a 4-way scrollable process tree with full details

ps awwfux | less -S


###### Processes per user counter

ps hax -o user | sort | uniq -c | sort -r


###### Show all processes by name with main header

ps -lfC nginx


* * *

##### Tool: [find](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Find_(Unix))

###### Find files that have been modified on your system in the past 60 minutes

find / -mmin 60 -type f


###### Find all files larger than 20M

find / -type f -size +20M


###### Find duplicate files (based on MD5 hash)

find -type f -exec md5sum '{}' ';' | sort | uniq --all-repeated=separate -w 33


###### Change permission only for files

cd /var/www/site && find . -type f -exec chmod 766 {} ; cd /var/www/site && find . -type f -exec chmod 664 {} +


###### Change permission only for directories

cd /var/www/site && find . -type d -exec chmod g+x {} ; cd /var/www/site && find . -type d -exec chmod g+rwx {} +


###### Find files and directories for specific user/group

User: find . -user -print

find /etc -type f -user -name "*.conf"

Group:

find /opt -group find /etc -type f -group -iname "*.conf"


###### Find files and directories for all without specific user/group

User: find . ! -user -print

Group:

find . ! -group


###### Looking for files/directories that only have certain permission

User find . -user -perm -u+rw # -rw-r--r--

find /home -user $(whoami) -perm 777 # -rwxrwxrwx

Group:

find /home -type d -group -perm 755 # -rwxr-xr-x


###### Delete older files than 60 days

find . -type f -mtime +60 -delete


###### Recursively remove all empty sub-directories from a directory

find . -depth -type d -empty -exec rmdir {} ;


###### How to find all hard links to a file

find -xdev -samefile filename


###### Recursively find the latest modified files

find . -type f -exec stat --format '%Y :%y %n' "{}" ; | sort -nr | cut -d: -f2- | head


###### Recursively find/replace of a string with sed

find . -not -path '*/.git*' -type f -print0 | xargs -0 sed -i 's/foo/bar/g'


###### Recursively find/replace of a string in directories and file names

find . -depth -name '*test*' -execdir bash -c 'mv -v "$1" "${1//foo/bar}"' _ {} ;


###### Recursively find suid executables

find / ( -perm -4000 -o -perm -2000 ) -type f -exec ls -la {} ;


* * *

##### Tool: [top](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Top_(software))

###### Use top to monitor only all processes with the specific string

top -p $(pgrep -d , )


- 

 - process containing string (eg. nginx, worker)

* * *

##### Tool: [vmstat](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vmstat)

###### Show current system utilization (fields in kilobytes)

vmstat 2 20 -t -w


- 

2

 - number of times with a defined time interval (delay)
- 

20

 - each execution of the command (count)
- 

-t

 - show timestamp
- 

-w

 - wide output
- 

-S M

 - output of the fields in megabytes instead of kilobytes

###### Show current system utilization will get refreshed every 5 seconds

vmstat 5 -w


###### Display report a summary of disk operations

vmstat -D


###### Display report of event counters and memory stats

vmstat -s


###### Display report about kernel objects stored in slab layer cache

vmstat -m


##### Tool: [iostat](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iostat)

###### Show information about the CPU usage, and I/O statistics about all the partitions

iostat 2 10 -t -m


- 

2

 - number of times with a defined time interval (delay)
- 

10

 - each execution of the command (count)
- 

-t

 - show timestamp
- 

-m

 - fields in megabytes (

-k

 - in kilobytes, default)

###### Show information only about the CPU utilization

iostat 2 10 -t -m -c


###### Show information only about the disk utilization

iostat 2 10 -t -m -d


###### Show information only about the LVM utilization

iostat -N


* * *

##### Tool: [strace](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strace)

###### Track with child processes

1) strace -f -p $(pidof glusterfsd) # 2) strace -f $(pidof php-fpm | sed 's/([0-9]*)/-p \1/g')


###### Track process with 30 seconds limit

timeout 30 strace $(< /var/run/zabbix/zabbix_agentd.pid)


###### Track processes and redirect output to a file

ps auxw | grep '[a]pache' | awk '{print " -p " $2}' | \ xargs strace -o /tmp/strace-apache-proc.out


###### Track with print time spent in each syscall and limit length of print strings

ps auxw | grep '[i]init_policy' | awk '{print " -p " $2}' | \ xargs strace -f -e trace=network -T -s 10000


###### Track the open request of a network port

strace -f -e trace=bind nc -l 80


###### Track the open request of a network port (show TCP/UDP)

strace -f -e trace=network nc -lu 80


* * *

##### Tool: [kill](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kill_(command))

###### Kill a process running on port

kill -9 $(lsof -i : | awk '{l=$2} END {print l}')


* * *

##### Tool: [diff](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diff)

###### Compare two directory trees

diff

Compare output of two commands
diff 
* * *

##### Tool: [vimdiff](http://vimdoc.sourceforge.net/htmldoc/diff.html)

###### Highlight the exact differences, based on characters and words

vimdiff file1 file2


###### Compare two JSON files

vimdiff

Compare Hex dump
d(){ vimdiff 
###### diffchar

Save [diffchar](https://raw.githubusercontent.com/vim-scripts/diffchar.vim/master/plugin/diffchar.vim) @

~/.vim/plugins


Click

F7

 to switch between diff modes

Usefull

vimdiff

 commands:

- 

qa

 to exit all windows
- 

:vertical resize 70

 to resize window
- set window width 

Ctrl+W [N columns]+(Shift+)


* * *

##### Tool: [tail](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tail_(Unix))

###### Annotate tail -f with timestamps

tail -f file | while read ; do echo "$(date +%T.%N) $REPLY" ; done


###### Analyse an Apache access log for the most common IP addresses

tail -10000 access_log | awk '{print $1}' | sort | uniq -c | sort -n | tail


###### Analyse web server log and show only 5xx http codes

tail -n 100 -f /path/to/logfile | grep "HTTP/[1-2].[0-1]" [5]"


* * *

##### Tool: [tar](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tar_(computing))

###### System backup with exclude specific directories

cd / tar -czvpf /mnt/system$(date +%d%m%Y%s).tgz --directory=/ \ --exclude=proc/* --exclude=sys/* --exclude=dev/* --exclude=mnt/* .


###### System backup with exclude specific directories (pigz)

cd / tar cvpf /backup/snapshot-$(date +%d%m%Y%s).tgz --directory=/ \ --exclude=proc/* --exclude=sys/* --exclude=dev/* \ --exclude=mnt/* --exclude=tmp/* --use-compress-program=pigz .


* * *

##### Tool: [dump](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dump_(program))

###### System backup to file

dump -y -u -f /backup/system$(date +%d%m%Y%s).lzo /


###### Restore system from lzo file

cd / restore -rf /backup/system$(date +%d%m%Y%s).lzo


* * *

##### Tool: [cpulimit](http://cpulimit.sourceforge.net/)

###### Limit the cpu usage of a process

cpulimit -p pid -l 50


* * *

##### Tool: [pwdx](https://www.cyberciti.biz/faq/unix-linux-pwdx-command-examples-usage-syntax/)

###### Show current working directory of a process

pwdx


* * *

##### Tool: [taskset](https://www.cyberciti.biz/faq/taskset-cpu-affinity-command/)

###### Start a command on only one CPU core

taskset -c 0


* * *

##### Tool: [tr](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tr_(Unix))

###### Show directories in the PATH, one per line

tr : '\n' <<


Tool: chmod
Remove executable bit from all files in the current directory
chmod -R -x+X \*
Restore permission for /bin/chmod
# 1: cp /bin/ls chmod.01 cp /bin/chmod chmod.01 ./chmod.01 700 file # 2: /bin/busybox chmod 0700 /bin/chmod # 3: setfacl --set u::rwx,g::---,o::--- /bin/chmod

Tool: who
Find last reboot time
who -b
Detect a user sudo-su'd into the current shell
[[$(who -m | awk '{ print $1 }') == $(whoami)]] || echo "You are su-ed to $(whoami)"

Tool: last
Was the last reboot a panic?
(last -x -f $(ls -1t /var/log/wtmp\* | head -2 | tail -1); last -x -f /var/log/wtmp) | \ grep -A1 reboot | head -2 | grep -q shutdown && echo "Expected reboot" || echo "Panic reboot"

Tool: screen
Start screen in detached mode
screen -d -m <command>
</command>
Attach to an existing screen session
screen -r -d <pid>
</pid>

Tool: script
Record and replay terminal session
### Record session # 1) script -t 2\>~/session.time -a ~/session.log # 2) script --timing=session.time session.log ### Replay session scriptreplay --timing=session.time session.log

Tool: du
Show 20 biggest directories with 'K M G'
du | \ sort -r -n | \ awk '{split("K M G",v); s=1; while($1\>1024){$1/=1024; s++} print int($1)" "v[s]"\t"$2}' | \ head -n 20

Tool: inotifywait
Init tool everytime a file in a directory is modified
while true ; do inotifywait -r -e MODIFY dir/ && ls dir/ ; done;

Tool: openssl
Testing connection to the remote host
echo | openssl s\_client -connect google.com:443 -showcerts
Testing connection to the remote host (debug mode)
echo | openssl s\_client -connect google.com:443 -showcerts -tlsextdebug -status
Testing connection to the remote host (with SNI support)
echo | openssl s\_client -showcerts -servername google.com -connect google.com:443
Testing connection to the remote host with specific ssl version
openssl s\_client -tls1\_2 -connect google.com:443
Testing connection to the remote host with specific ssl cipher
openssl s\_client -cipher 'AES128-SHA' -connect google.com:443
Verify 0-RTT
\_host="example.com" cat \> req.in \<\< \_\_EOF\_\_ HEAD / HTTP/1.1 Host: $\_host Connection: close \_\_EOF\_\_ openssl s\_client -connect ${\_host}:443 -tls1\_3 -sess\_out session.pem -ign\_eof \< req.in openssl s\_client -connect ${\_host}:443 -tls1\_3 -sess\_in session.pem -early\_data req.in
Generate private key without passphrase
# \_len: 2048, 4096 ( \_fd="private.key" ; \_len="4096" ; \ openssl genrsa -out ${\_fd} ${\_len} )
Generate private key with passphrase
# \_ciph: des3, aes128, aes256 # \_len: 2048, 4096 ( \_ciph="aes128" ; \_fd="private.key" ; \_len="4096" ; \ openssl genrsa -${\_ciph} -out ${\_fd} ${\_len} )
Remove passphrase from private key
( \_fd="private.key" ; \_fd\_unp="private\_unp.key" ; \ openssl rsa -in ${\_fd} -out ${\_fd\_unp} )
Encrypt existing private key with a passphrase
# \_ciph: des3, aes128, aes256 ( \_ciph="aes128" ; \_fd="private.key" ; \_fd\_pass="private\_pass.key" ; \ openssl rsa -${\_ciph} -in ${\_fd} -out ${\_fd\_pass}
Check private key
( \_fd="private.key" ; \ openssl rsa -check -in ${\_fd} )
Get public key from private key
( \_fd="private.key" ; \_fd\_pub="public.key" ; \ openssl rsa -pubout -in ${\_fd} -out ${\_fd\_pub} )
Generate private key and CSR
( \_fd="private.key" ; \_fd\_csr="request.csr" ; \_len="4096" ; \ openssl req -out ${\_fd\_csr} -new -newkey rsa:${\_len} -nodes -keyout ${\_fd} )
Generate CSR
( \_fd="private.key" ; \_fd\_csr="request.csr" ; \ openssl req -out ${\_fd\_csr} -new -key ${\_fd} )
Generate CSR (metadata from existing certificate)

Where

private.key

is the existing private key. As you can see you do not generate this CSR from your certificate (public key). Also you do not generate the "same" CSR, just a new one to request a new certificate.

( \_fd="private.key" ; \_fd\_csr="request.csr" ; \_fd\_crt="cert.crt" ; \ openssl x509 -x509toreq -in ${\_fd\_crt} -out ${\_fd\_csr} -signkey ${\_fd} )
Generate CSR with -config param
( \_fd="private.key" ; \_fd\_csr="request.csr" ; \ openssl req -new -sha256 -key ${\_fd} -out ${\_fd\_csr} \ -config " ST = "<state or province where your organisation is legally located>"
L = "<city where your organisation is legally located>"
O = "<legal name of your organisation>"
OU = "<section of the organisation>"
CN = "<fully qualified domain name>"

[req_ext]
subjectAltName = @alt_names

[alt_names]
DNS.1 = <fully qualified domain name>
DNS.2 = <next domain>
DNS.3 = <next domain>
__EOF__
))
</next></next></fully></fully></section></legal></city></state>

Other values in

[dn]

:

countryName = "DE" # C= stateOrProvinceName = "Hessen" # ST= localityName = "Keller" # L= postalCode = "424242" # L/postalcode= postalAddress = "Keller" # L/postaladdress= streetAddress = "Crater 1621" # L/street= organizationName = "apfelboymschule" # O= organizationalUnitName = "IT Department" # OU= commonName = "example.com" # CN= emailAddress = "[email protected]" # CN/emailAddress=

Example of

oids

(you'll probably also have to make OpenSSL know about the new fields required for EV by adding the following under

[new\_oids]

):

[req] ... oid\_section = new\_oids [new\_oids] postalCode = 2.5.4.17 streetAddress = 2.5.4.9

For more information please look at these great explanations:


- [RFC 5280](https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc5280)
- [How to create multidomain certificates using config files](https://apfelboymchen.net/gnu/notes/openssl%20multidomain%20with%20config%20files.html)
- [Generate a multi domains certificate using config files](https://gist.github.com/romainnorberg/464758a6620228b977212a3cf20c3e08)
- [Your OpenSSL CSR command is out of date](https://expeditedsecurity.com/blog/openssl-csr-command/)
- [OpenSSL example configuration file](https://www.tbs-certificats.com/openssl-dem-server-cert.cnf)

###### List available EC curves

openssl ecparam -list_curves


###### Generate ECDSA private key

_curve: prime256v1, secp521r1, secp384r1 ( _fd="private.key" ; _curve="prime256v1" ; \ openssl ecparam -out ${_fd} -name ${_curve} -genkey ) # _curve: X25519 ( _fd="private.key" ; _curve="x25519" ; \ openssl genpkey -algorithm ${_curve} -out ${_fd} )


###### Print ECDSA private and public keys

( _fd="private.key" ; \ openssl ec -in ${_fd} -noout -text ) # For x25519 only extracting public key ( _fd="private.key" ; _fd_pub="public.key" ; \ openssl pkey -in ${_fd} -pubout -out ${_fd_pub} )


###### Generate private key with CSR (ECC)

_curve: prime256v1, secp521r1, secp384r1 ( _fd="domain.com.key" ; _fd_csr="domain.com.csr" ; _curve="prime256v1" ; \ openssl ecparam -out ${_fd} -name ${_curve} -genkey ; \ openssl req -new -key ${_fd} -out ${_fd_csr} -sha256 )


###### Generate self-signed certificate

_len: 2048, 4096 ( _fd="domain.key" ; _fd_out="domain.crt" ; _len="4096" ; _days="365" ; \ openssl req -newkey rsa:${_len} -nodes \ -keyout ${_fd} -x509 -days ${_days} -out ${_fd_out} )


###### Generate self-signed certificate from existing private key

_len: 2048, 4096 ( _fd="domain.key" ; _fd_out="domain.crt" ; _days="365" ; \ openssl req -key ${_fd} -nodes \ -x509 -days ${_days} -out ${_fd_out} )


###### Generate self-signed certificate from existing private key and csr

_len: 2048, 4096 ( _fd="domain.key" ; _fd_csr="domain.csr" ; _fd_out="domain.crt" ; _days="365" ; \ openssl x509 -signkey ${_fd} -nodes \ -in ${_fd_csr} -req -days ${_days} -out ${_fd_out} )


###### Generate DH public parameters

( _dh_size="2048" ; \ openssl dhparam -out /etc/nginx/ssl/dhparam_${_dh_size}.pem "$_dh_size" )


###### Display DH public parameters

openssl pkeyparam -in dhparam.pem -text


###### Extract private key from pfx

( _fd_pfx="cert.pfx" ; _fd_key="key.pem" ; \ openssl pkcs12 -in ${_fd_pfx} -nocerts -nodes -out ${_fd_key} )


###### Extract private key and certs from pfx

( _fd_pfx="cert.pfx" ; _fd_pem="key_certs.pem" ; \ openssl pkcs12 -in ${_fd_pfx} -nodes -out ${_fd_pem} )


###### Extract certs from p7b

PKCS#7 file doesn't include private keys. ( _fd_p7b="cert.p7b" ; _fd_pem="cert.pem" ; \ openssl pkcs7 -inform DER -outform PEM -in ${_fd_p7b} -print_certs > ${_fd_pem}) # or: openssl pkcs7 -print_certs -in -in ${_fd_p7b} -out ${_fd_pem})


###### Convert DER to PEM

( _fd_der="cert.crt" ; _fd_pem="cert.pem" ; \ openssl x509 -in ${_fd_der} -inform der -outform pem -out ${_fd_pem} )


###### Convert PEM to DER

( _fd_der="cert.crt" ; _fd_pem="cert.pem" ; \ openssl x509 -in ${_fd_pem} -outform der -out ${_fd_der} )


###### Verification of the private key

( _fd="private.key" ; \ openssl rsa -noout -text -in ${_fd} )


###### Verification of the public key

1) ( _fd="public.key" ; \ openssl pkey -noout -text -pubin -in ${_fd} ) # 2) ( _fd="private.key" ; \ openssl rsa -inform PEM -noout -in ${_fd} &> /dev/null ; \ if [$? = 0] ; then echo -en "OK\n" ; fi )


###### Verification of the certificate

( _fd="certificate.crt" ; # format: pem, cer, crt \ openssl x509 -noout -text -in ${_fd} )


###### Verification of the CSR

( _fd_csr="request.csr" ; \ openssl req -text -noout -in ${_fd_csr} )


###### Check whether the private key and the certificate match

(openssl rsa -noout -modulus -in private.key | openssl md5 ; \ openssl x509 -noout -modulus -in certificate.crt | openssl md5) | uniq


###### Check whether the private key and the CSR match

(openssl rsa -noout -modulus -in private.key | openssl md5 ; \ openssl req -noout -modulus -in request.csr | openssl md5) | uniq


* * *

##### Tool: [secure-delete](https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Securely_wipe_disk)

###### Secure delete with shred

shred -vfuz -n 10 file shred --verbose --random-source=/dev/urandom -n 1 /dev/sda


###### Secure delete with scrub

scrub -p dod /dev/sda scrub -p dod -r file


###### Secure delete with badblocks

badblocks -s -w -t random -v /dev/sda badblocks -c 10240 -s -w -t random -v /dev/sda


###### Secure delete with secure-delete

srm -vz /tmp/file sfill -vz /local sdmem -v swapoff /dev/sda5 && sswap -vz /dev/sda5


* * *

##### Tool: [dd](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dd_(Unix))

###### Show dd status every so often

dd status=progress watch --interval 5 killall -USR1 dd


###### Redirect output to a file with dd

echo "string" | dd of=filename


* * *

##### Tool: [gpg](https://www.gnupg.org/)

###### Export public key

gpg --export --armor "" > username.pkey


- 

--export

 - export all keys from all keyrings or specific key
- 

-a|--armor

 - create ASCII armored output

###### Encrypt file

gpg -e -r "" dump.sql


- 

-e|--encrypt

 - encrypt data
- 

-r|--recipient

 - encrypt for specific <username></username>

###### Decrypt file

gpg -o dump.sql -d dump.sql.gpg


- 

-o|--output

 - use as output file
- 

-d|--decrypt

 - decrypt data (default)

###### Search recipient

gpg --keyserver hkp://keyserver.ubuntu.com --search-keys ""


- 

--keyserver

 - set specific key server
- 

--search-keys

 - search for keys on a key server

###### List all of the packets in an encrypted file

gpg --batch --list-packets archive.gpg gpg2 --batch --list-packets archive.gpg


* * *

##### Tool: [system-other](https://github.com/trimstray/the-book-of-secret-knowledge#tool-system-other)

###### Reboot system from init

exec /sbin/init 6


###### Init system from single user mode

exec /sbin/init


###### Show current working directory of a process

readlink -f /proc//cwd


###### Show actual pathname of the executed command

readlink -f /proc//exe


##### Tool: [curl](https://curl.haxx.se)

curl -Iks https://www.google.com


- 

-I

 - show response headers only
- 

-k

 - insecure connection when using ssl
- 

-s

 - silent mode (not display body)

curl -Iks --location -X GET -A "x-agent" https://www.google.com


- 

--location

 - follow redirects
- 

-X

 - set method
- 

-A

 - set user-agent

curl -Iks --location -X GET -A "x-agent" --proxy http://127.0.0.1:16379 https://www.google.com


- 

--proxy [socks5://|http://]

 - set proxy server

curl -o file.pdf -C - https://example.com/Aiju2goo0Ja2.pdf


- 

-o

 - write output to file
- 

-C

 - resume the transfer

###### Find your external IP address (external services)

curl ipinfo.io curl ipinfo.io/ip curl icanhazip.com curl ifconfig.me/ip ; echo


###### Repeat URL request

URL sequence substitution with a dummy query string: curl -ks https://example.com/?[1-20] # With shell 'for' loop: for i in {1..20} ; do curl -ks https://example.com/ ; done


###### Check DNS and HTTP trace with headers for specific domains

Set domains and external dns servers. _domain_list=(google.com) ; _dns_list=("8.8.8.8" "1.1.1.1") for _domain in "${_domain_list[@]}" ; do printf '=%.0s' {1..48} echo printf "[\e[1;32m+\e[m] resolve: %s\n" "$_domain" for _dns in "${_dns_list[@]}" ; do # Resolve domain. host "${_domain}" "${_dns}" echo done for _proto in http https ; do printf "[\e[1;32m+\e[m] trace + headers: %s://%s\n" "$_proto" "$_domain" # Get trace and http headers. curl -Iks -A "x-agent" --location "${_proto}://${_domain}" echo done done unset _domain_list _dns_list


* * *

##### Tool: [httpie](https://httpie.org/)

http -p Hh https://www.google.com


- 

-p

 - print request and response headers
  - 

H

 - request headers
  - 

B

 - request body
  - 

h

 - response headers
  - 

b

 - response body

http -p Hh https://www.google.com --follow --verify no


- 

-F, --follow

 - follow redirects
- 

--verify no

 - skip SSL verification

http -p Hh https://www.google.com --follow --verify no \ --proxy http:http://127.0.0.1:16379


- 

--proxy [http:]

 - set proxy server

##### Tool: [ssh](https://www.openssh.com/)

###### Escape Sequence

Supported escape sequences: . - terminate connection (and any multiplexed sessions) ~B - send a BREAK to the remote system ~C - open a command line ~R - Request rekey (SSH protocol 2 only) ~^Z - suspend ssh ~# - list forwarded connections ~& - background ssh (when waiting for connections to terminate) ~? - this message ~ - send the escape character by typing it twice


###### Compare a remote file with a local file

ssh [email protected] cat /path/to/remotefile | diff /path/to/localfile -


###### SSH connection through host in the middle

ssh -t reachable_host ssh unreachable_host


###### Run command over SSH on remote host

cat > cmd.txt << __EOF__ cat /etc/hosts __EOF__ ssh host -l user $(<cmd.txt>

Get public key from private key
ssh-keygen -y -f ~/.ssh/id_rsa
Get all fingerprints
ssh-keygen -l -f .ssh/known_hosts
SSH authentication with user password
ssh -o PreferredAuthentications=password -o PubkeyAuthentication=no [email protected]_host
SSH authentication with publickey
ssh -o PreferredAuthentications=publickey -o PubkeyAuthentication=yes -i id_rsa [email protected]_host
Simple recording SSH session
function _ssh_sesslog() {

_sesdir=""

mkdir -p "${_sesdir}" &&
ssh [email protected] 2>&1 | tee -a "${_sesdir}/$(date +%Y%m%d).log"

}

Alias:

alias ssh='_ssh_sesslog'

Using Keychain for SSH logins
### Delete all of ssh-agent's keys.
function _scl() {

/usr/bin/keychain --clear

}

Add key to keychain.

function _scg() {

/usr/bin/keychain /path/to/private-key source "$HOME/.keychain/$HOSTNAME-sh"

}

SSH login without processing any login scripts
ssh -tt [email protected] bash
SSH local port forwarding

Example 1:

# Forwarding our local 2250 port to nmap.org:443 from localhost through localhost
host1> ssh -L 2250:nmap.org:443 localhost

Connect to the service:

host1> curl -Iks --location -X GET https://localhost:2250

Example 2:

# Forwarding our local 9051 port to db.d.x:5432 from localhost through node.d.y
host1> ssh -nNT -L 9051:db.d.x:5432 node.d.y

Connect to the service:

host1> psql -U db_user -d db_dev -p 9051 -h localhost

  • -n
    - redirects stdin from
    /dev/null
  • -N
    - do not execute a remote command
  • -T
    - disable pseudo-terminal allocation
SSH remote port forwarding
# Forwarding our local 9051 port to db.d.x:5432 from host2 through node.d.y
host1> ssh -nNT -R 9051:db.d.x:5432 node.d.y

Connect to the service:

host2> psql -U postgres -d postgres -p 8000 -h localhost


Tool: linux-dev
Testing remote connection to port
timeout 1 bash -c "//" >/dev/null 2>&1 ; echo $?
  •  - set protocol (tcp/udp)
  •  - set remote host
  •  - set destination port
Read and write to TCP or UDP sockets with common bash tools
exec 5<>/dev/tcp//; cat &5; exec 5>&-

Tool: tcpdump
Filter incoming (on interface) traffic (specific ip:port)
tcpdump -ne -i eth0 -Q in host 192.168.252.1 and port 443
  • -n
    - don't convert addresses (
    -nn
    will not resolve hostnames or ports)
  • -e
    - print the link-level headers
  • -i [iface|any]
    - set interface
  • -Q|-D [in|out|inout]
    - choose send/receive direction (
    -D
    - for old tcpdump versions)
  • host [ip|hostname]
    - set host, also
    [host not]
  • [and|or]
    - set logic
  • port [1-65535]
    - set port number, also
    [port not]
Filter incoming (on interface) traffic (specific ip:port) and write to a file
tcpdump -ne -i eth0 -Q in host 192.168.252.1 and port 443 -c 5 -w tcpdump.pcap
  • -c [num]
    - capture only num number of packets
  • -w [filename]
    - write packets to file,
    -r [filename]
    - reading from file
Capture all ICMP packets
tcpdump -nei eth0 icmp
Check protocol used (TCP or UDP) for service
tcpdump -nei eth0 tcp port 22 -vv -X | egrep "TCP|UDP"
Display ASCII text (to parse the output using grep or other)
tcpdump -i eth0 -A -s0 port 443
Grab everything between two keywords
tcpdump -i eth0 port 80 -X | sed -n -e '/username/,/=ldap/ p'
Grab user and pass ever plain http
tcpdump -i eth0 port http -l -A | egrep -i \
'pass=|pwd=|log=|login=|user=|username=|pw=|passw=|passwd=|password=|pass:|user:|username:|password:|login:|pass |user ' \
--color=auto --line-buffered -B20
Extract HTTP User Agent from HTTP request header
tcpdump -ei eth0 -nn -A -s1500 -l | grep "User-Agent:"
Capture only HTTP GET and POST packets
tcpdump -ei eth0 -s 0 -A -vv \
'tcp[((tcp[12:1] & 0xf0) >> 2):4] = 0x47455420' or 'tcp[((tcp[12:1] & 0xf0) >> 2):4] = 0x504f5354'

or simply:

tcpdump -ei eth0 -s 0 -v -n -l | egrep -i "POST /|GET /|Host:"
Rotate capture files
tcpdump -ei eth0 -w /tmp/capture-%H.pcap -G 3600 -C 200
  • -G 
    - pcap will be created every
     seconds
  • -C 
    - close the current pcap and open a new one if is larger than
    
    
Top hosts by packets
tcpdump -ei enp0s25 -nnn -t -c 200 | cut -f 1,2,3,4 -d '.' | sort | uniq -c | sort -nr | head -n 20
Excludes any RFC 1918 private address
tcpdump -nei eth0 'not (src net (10 or 172.16/12 or 192.168/16) and dst net (10 or 172.16/12 or 192.168/16))'

Tool: tcpick
Analyse packets in real-time
while true ; do tcpick -a -C -r dump.pcap ; sleep 2 ; clear ; done

Tool: ngrep
ngrep -d eth0 "www.domain.com" port 443
  • -d [iface|any]
    - set interface
  • [domain]
    - set hostname
  • port [1-65535]
    - set port number
ngrep -d eth0 "www.domain.com" src host 10.240.20.2 and port 443
  • (host [ip|hostname])
    - filter by ip or hostname
  • (port [1-65535])
    - filter by port number
ngrep -d eth0 -qt -O ngrep.pcap "www.domain.com" port 443
  • -q
    - quiet mode (only payloads)
  • -t
    - added timestamps
  • -O [filename]
    - save output to file,
    -I [filename]
    - reading from file
ngrep -d eth0 -qt 'HTTP' 'tcp'
  • HTTP
    - show http headers
  • tcp|udp
    - set protocol
  • [src|dst] host [ip|hostname]
    - set direction for specific node
ngrep -l -q -d eth0 -i "User-Agent: curl*"
  • -l
    - stdout line buffered
  • -i
    - case-insensitive search

Tool: hping3
hping3 -V -p 80 -s 5050  www.google.com
  • -V|--verbose
    - verbose mode
  • -p|--destport
    - set destination port
  • -s|--baseport
    - set source port
  •  - set scan type
    
    
    • -F|--fin
      - set FIN flag, port open if no reply
    • -S|--syn
      - set SYN flag
    • -P|--push
      - set PUSH flag
    • -A|--ack
      - set ACK flag (use when ping is blocked, RST response back if the port is open)
    • -U|--urg
      - set URG flag
    • -Y|--ymas
      - set Y unused flag (0x80 - nullscan), port open if no reply
    • -M 0 -UPF
      - set TCP sequence number and scan type (URG+PUSH+FIN), port open if no reply
hping3 -V -c 1 -1 -C 8 www.google.com
  • -c [num]
    - packet count
  • -1
    - set ICMP mode
  • -C|--icmptype [icmp-num]
    - set icmp type (default icmp-echo = 8)
hping3 -V -c 1000000 -d 120 -S -w 64 -p 80 --flood --rand-source 
  • --flood
    - sent packets as fast as possible (don't show replies)
  • --rand-source
    - random source address mode
  • -d --data
    - data size
  • -w|--win
    - winsize (default 64)

Tool: nmap
Ping scans the network
nmap -sP 192.168.0.0/24
Show only open ports
nmap -F --open 192.168.0.0/24
Full TCP port scan using with service version detection
nmap -p 1-65535 -sV -sS -T4 192.168.0.0/24
Nmap scan and pass output to Nikto
nmap -p80,443 192.168.0.0/24 -oG - | nikto.pl -h -
Recon specific ip:service with Nmap NSE scripts stack
# Set variables:
_hosts="192.168.250.10"
_ports="80,443"

Set Nmap NSE scripts stack:

_nmap_nse_scripts="+dns-brute,
+http-auth-finder,
+http-chrono,
+http-cookie-flags,
+http-cors,
+http-cross-domain-policy,
+http-csrf,
+http-dombased-xss,
+http-enum,
+http-errors,
+http-git,
+http-grep,
+http-internal-ip-disclosure,
+http-jsonp-detection,
+http-malware-host,
+http-methods,
+http-passwd,
+http-phpself-xss,
+http-php-version,
+http-robots.txt,
+http-sitemap-generator,
+http-shellshock,
+http-stored-xss,
+http-title,
+http-unsafe-output-escaping,
+http-useragent-tester,
+http-vhosts,
+http-waf-detect,
+http-waf-fingerprint,
+http-xssed,
+traceroute-geolocation.nse,
+ssl-enum-ciphers,
+whois-domain,
+whois-ip"

Set Nmap NSE script params:

_nmap_nse_scripts_args="dns-brute.domain=${_hosts},http-cross-domain-policy.domain-lookup=true," _nmap_nse_scripts_args+="http-waf-detect.aggro,http-waf-detect.detectBodyChanges," _nmap_nse_scripts_args+="http-waf-fingerprint.intensive=1"

Perform scan:

nmap --script="$_nmap_nse_scripts" --script-args="$_nmap_nse_scripts_args" -p "$_ports" "$_hosts"


Tool: netcat
nc -kl 5000
  • -l
    - listen for an incoming connection
  • -k
    - listening after client has disconnected
  • >filename.out
    - save receive data to file (optional)
nc 192.168.0.1 5051 < filename.in
  • < filename.in
    - send data to remote host
nc -vz 10.240.30.3 5000
  • -v
    - verbose output
  • -z
    - scan for listening daemons
nc -vzu 10.240.30.3 1-65535
  • -u
    - scan only udp ports
Transfer data file (archive)
server> nc -l 5000 | tar xzvfp -
client> tar czvfp - /path/to/dir | nc 10.240.30.3 5000
Launch remote shell
# 1)
server> nc -l 5000 -e /bin/bash
client> nc 10.240.30.3 5000

2)

server> rm -f /tmp/f; mkfifo /tmp/f server> cat /tmp/f | /bin/bash -i 2>&1 | nc -l 127.0.0.1 5000 > /tmp/f client> nc 10.240.30.3 5000

Simple file server
while true ; do nc -l 5000 | tar -xvf - ; done
Simple minimal HTTP Server
while true ; do nc -l -p 1500 -c 'echo -e "HTTP/1.1 200 OK\n\n $(date)"' ; done
Simple HTTP Server

Restarts web server after each request - remove

while
condition for only single connection.
cat > index.html << __EOF__


    <meta charset="utf-8">
    <meta http-equiv="X-UA-Compatible" content="IE=edge,chrome=1">
    <title></title>
    <meta name="description" content="">
    <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1">



<p>

  Hello! It's a site.

</p>

</cmd.txt> ```

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