Archive for September, 2011

Fragerizer – profile-guided load-order disk optimizer

A full load of the Metasploit GUI with database entails accessing almost 10,000 objects on disk. Even if you defragment your hard drive, you still wait for the access time of the disk to seek and access each file.

It would be faster if each file and directory was laid out on disk in the order that it would be accessed to load more quickly. So I wrote fragerizer, a smallish utility to perform that arranging for you. And invented a new word:

Fragerize. v. To defragment and arrange files & directories sequentially on disk in order of use.

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Original Source Forgery

If you were looking for vulnerabilities on a website, you might open up the original page source looking for commented-out code, javascript source, hidden forms, etc. If you suspected an XSS attack on your own site, chances are you might right-click on the page and view source to check for unwanted scripts. If you needed to register for CTP, hack this site, or read the snarky comments in the HTML of, you would probably need to view the page source.

This is all based on your assumption that when you right-click on the page and select “View Source” the text you see is the HTML source that the server sent to your browser when it requested the URL in your address bar. Unfortunately if you assumed this, you would be wrong […]

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