Category Archives: Jesting

“A jest’s prosperity lies in the ear of him that hears it, never in the tongue of him that makes it.”

Reversing the R216H (Brief Note)

After working out how to shell the E5573 device, I briefly turned my attention to the Huawei R216H. Despite the considerable difference in packaging, the device looked somewhat familiar. On opening it, I was met with a similar scene, with … Continue reading

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Reversing the e5573 – Completing the Compromise

Recently, I picked up reverse engineering of the E5573 device. The overall goal was to compromise the “authconsole” binary, and gain access to a shell on the device, without use of the “reset pin” trick outlined by forth32 (and therefore, … Continue reading

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Notes – Reversing the e5573

Update: I managed to complete this attack. Read this. A few months ago, I began the process of reverse engineering a Huawei E5573 LTE dongle device. This project went on hold due to lack of commitment on my part – … Continue reading

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Writeups – LuciferVM (Notes), Worth a Thousand Words, The Never Ending Crypto (TUCTF)

This post continues on from the last, where I will post two more writeups. LuciferVM (Notes) Many of the challenges in this CTF were gated behind LuciferVM, an OVA package which contained a VMWare Virtual Machine and VMDK Disk file. … Continue reading

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Writeups – Future, Grammar Lesson (TUCTF)

This weekend, I participated in the TUCTF competition. I am glad to see a familiar CTF pop up from last year – and while I did not make as much progress as I had hoped, it’s always a good thing … Continue reading

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