LICEcap, from Cockos Incorporated, is a nice and free tool that allows you to record your desktop screen activity and later save the activity as an animated GIF. This comes in handy when you are creating a small tutorial of some sort.
The nice thing about LICEcap is that it is not only free but also supports Windows and macOS.
Features and options:
Record directly to .GIF or .LCF.
Move the screen capture frame while recording.
Pause and restart recording, with optional inserted text messages.
Global hotkey (shift+space) to toggle pausing while recording
Adjustable maximum recording framerate, to allow throttling CPU usage.
Hiew+ is based on the FsPlus project. FsPlus is an implementation of an idea that allows you to access non disk files as if they were disk files. Hiew+ is a real life example of FsPlus where we take Hiew (an excellent hex editor) and turn it into an excellent process editor. Each process will be viewed as a file with a size as much as SYSTEM_INFO.lpMaximumApplicationAddress returns. In theory FsPlus should work with any hex editor to provide process memory editing, but this release is just Hiew ready.
To use FsPlus, you need to inject FsPlus.dll into Hiew’s process memory so that the APIs are hooked. After APIs are hooked, FsPlus will recognize and treat in a different manner any file name that has the following form: “pid|1234” where 1234 is a given PID. To make the usage even simpler, I provid a small GUI (FsPlusGui) to allow you launch Hiew conveniently.
In fact, Hiew+ can be considered as a nice addition to your reverse engineering tools arsenal (IDA Pro‘s debugger or any other debugger, etc.).
Here’s a screenshot of the FsPlusGui:
You will need to double click on a process to have Hiew or the desired process launched with FsPlus support.
Make sure you specify the settings correctly in FsPlus.ini:
To avoid reading errors and such, any unreadable memory page is filled with “BAD!” pattern.
Physical and Logical disk editing
This is not something added by FsPlus, rather it is a undocumented feature of Hiew32 where you can use Hiew to edit/view logical and physical disk sectors:
This tool has been tested with Windows Vista (32) and Windows XP SP2 and with Hiew 7.29.
Hope you find this tool useful as Hiew itself. Note: Please don’t contact me if you run into trouble. This tool is no longer supported.
The script makes use of various recipes illustrated in the Batchography book (in Chapter 4) and uses the various Batch scripting language syntax (Chapters 1 and 2) and methodologies (Chapter 3). Therefore, I will not be explaining the script’s contents or how it works because it will become evident if you read the Batchography book.
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How to use the script interactively
To begin with, you need to run the script with administrative privileges.
Running the script as an administrator
On Windows 8 and above, just press Win+X and choose “Command Prompt (Admin)” like this:
Otherwise, if you are using the Windows Explorer window, then right-click on your script and choose “Run as Administrator”:
Starting the script
When you first run the script, you will be presented with the main menu that will show you a list of all the adapters you have on your system.
On my laptop for instance, I have 4 adapters:
An Ethernet adapter
2 x VMWare virtual adapters
A Wi-Fi adapter
Using the keyboard, type the adapter number that you want to inspect and/or change its MAC address:
Let’s press “4” in this case and go inside that adapter’s information screen. Continue reading →
The “How to show saved Windows 7 Wifi passwords” turned out to be a popular article and to make the life of my readers easier, I decided to apply a newly acquired knowledge and write a tool to make it SUPER EASY to get all the saved WiFi passwords without needing administrative privileges and without having to click through various settings dialogs.
Mouse without Borders is a prototype that makes you the captain of your computer fleet by allowing you to control up to four computers from a single mouse and keyboard. This means that with Mouse without Borders you can copy text or drag and drop files across computers. Mouse Without Borders is a Microsoft Garage project by Truong Do. Garage projects are side projects that Microsoft employees like Truong build for fun on their nights and weekends. Mouse Without Borders was designed for people who use many computers in the same room. For example, a laptop or tablet that you take to meetings might sit right alongside the desktop PC in your office.
I love this software. I use it whenever I have my laptop and desktop sitting next to each other. I can just use my desktop’s keyboard / mouse to control the laptop’s mouse and keyboard. The moment the mouse is moved away from one monitor, it crosses the borders to the other computer’s monitor. Not only that, any clipboard content will also transfer across borders. If I copy text or files on one machine, I can then paste them seamlessly on the second machine!
You can set up how your computer screens are laid out. For example, in the screenshot below, my desktop screen raised above the laptop who sits beneath it. Therefore, the moment I move my mouse from the computer’s screen all the way down, it then goes (across borders) to the laptop’s screen and activates the keyboard as well:
It is very easy to set up and configure the “Mouse Without Borders” software. You can download it from Microsoft’s website here: http://aka.ms/mm.