WebCert: Generate and manage X509.3 Certificates
We needed a simple and quick way to generate X509.3 certificates to enable secure device management for a large deployment of Netscreen firewalls and VPN's through https. With the lack of an existing internal CA and the requirement for quick and easy certificate and retrieval, I created a web-based self-service application. Years and hundreds of certificates later, it is still a viable alternative to cumbersome, heavyweight CA implementations and the commandline of OpenSSL.
INOVASC: the independent, web-based OpenVAS scan client
OpenVAS is the popular vulnerability assessment system that came out of the discontinued Nessus open source platform. INOVASC is a independent client replacing NessusWC, the former web client I wrote to centrally manage vulnerability scanning. Its simple web interface makes it easy for anybody to scan networked systems on their own terms.
Zengin file generation and management
The Zengin Data Telecommunication System is a inter-bank payment system introduced in April 1973 for Japans domestic fund transfers. At the technical core of Zengin is the Zengin file specification, describing the format for payment transactions. Zengingen allows to generate, verify and modify Zengin data files for testing and manual processing.
UltraLink 320/325/33x series NTP driver
This is the updated driver for reference clock 34 in NTP. Reference clock 34 is assigned to clocks from company UltraLink, it supports models 320,325,33x. UltraLink NTP clocks are attractive due to their small size, robust design and affordable price, providing a fair accuracy through radio syncronisation with NIST's WWVB service.
Viper: Brute-Force Unix Password Cracker
When I was trying to understand the insecurity of UNIX passwords, I looked for simple software as an example. Sure, there was the famous Crack, but I found Hale's viper.pl more readable. I was interested to improve his code to measure and print the performance and time estimates for brute force attacks. I contacted Hale and re-wrote his program in 'C', using the UFC-crypt library for maximum speed.