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Quick Submissions: Found a new CLI tool but no time for a thread? Post it here!

#1 Post by vevy » Sat May 16, 2020 12:06 pm

Found a good tool but no time for an entry or even a separate thread? Post it here, or even link to it!

If there is a good tool mentioned within a different thread, link that post here.


If you found a whole project, or a developer with multiple tools or so, better post it in the Tool Collections thread.
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#2 Post by vevy » Sat May 16, 2020 12:47 pm

This thread in resources have many CLI hashers mentioned. viewtopic.php?t=6358
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#3 Post by vevy » Sat May 16, 2020 12:59 pm

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#4 Post by Zero3K » Wed Jun 10, 2020 5:39 pm

https://github.com/PerditionC/vbxmount. It would be nice if someone could compile it for Windows or make one that works in Windows.

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Fawkes - Image "Cloaking" for Personal Privacy (Windows, Mac, Linux)

#5 Post by lintalist » Wed Jul 22, 2020 9:45 am

Fawkes - Image "Cloaking" for Personal Privacy (Windows, Mac, Linux)
At a high level, Fawkes takes your personal images, and makes tiny, pixel-level changes to them that are invisible to the human eye, in a process we call image cloaking. You can then use these "cloaked" photos as you normally would, sharing them on social media, sending them to friends, printing them or displaying them on digital devices, the same way you would any other photo. The difference, however, is that if and when someone tries to use these photos to build a facial recognition model, "cloaked" images will teach the model an highly distorted version of what makes you look like you. The cloak effect is not easily detectable, and will not cause errors in model training. However, when someone tries to identify you using an unaltered image of you (e.g. a photo taken in public), and tries to identify you, they will fail.

Fawkes has been tested extensively and proven effective in a variety of environments, and shows 100% effectiveness against state of the art facial recognition models (Microsoft Azure Face API, Amazon Rekognition, and Face++). We are in the process of adding more material here to explain how and why Fawkes works. For now, please see the link below to our technical paper, which will be presented at the upcoming USENIX Security Symposium, to be held on August 12 to 14. - paper http://people.cs.uchicago.edu/%7Eravenb ... nix20.html
Program intro/homepage/paper http://sandlab.cs.uchicago.edu/fawkes/

Setup: https://github.com/Shawn-Shan/fawkes/bl ... /README.md

Discussion @ Hackernews https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=23917337

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#6 Post by juverax » Fri Jul 24, 2020 10:35 am

Fawkes - Image "Cloaking" for Personal Privacy (Windows, Mac, Linux)

Background information:

https://www.theregister.com/2020/07/22/ ... cognition/
http://people.cs.uchicago.edu/~ravenben ... enix20.pdf (already mentioned in the previous post)

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#7 Post by webfork » Sat Aug 08, 2020 7:45 pm

Great post, that's excellent. Any chance they talk about modifying the Facebook tag/bit (viewtopic.php?t=24576) ?

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#8 Post by Midas » Wed Aug 12, 2020 9:23 am

Further Fawkes coverage by the NYT:


Tool Could Protect Photos From Facial Recognition
www.nytimes.com /2020/08/03/technology/fawkes-tool-protects-photos-from-facial-recognition.html

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#9 Post by juverax » Wed Aug 12, 2020 11:45 am

Midas wrote:
Wed Aug 12, 2020 9:23 am
Further Fawkes coverage by the NYT:


Tool Could Protect Photos From Facial Recognition
www.nytimes.com /2020/08/03/technology/fawkes-tool-protects-photos-from-facial-recognition.html
... and read the comments!

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#10 Post by webfork » Tue Aug 18, 2020 8:04 pm

Another PDF editor: QPDF

In particular, this program does a lot of things but I've had difficulty finding a freeware program that protects PDF documents with good encryption (everything uses old, weak RC4), there's a command-line tool with batch operations that you can use.

The program does an amazing array of other interesting things to do with PDF, including compression and merging, but also something I hadn't heard of before: "Linearization" which is:
... a variant on the PDF file layout as described previously. Linearization is also called “Fast Web View”. Linearization shuffles the contents of the PDF file to place all of the information needed to display the first page near the beginning of the file.
(source: https://labs.appligent.com/pdfblog/linearization/)

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Sites:
http://qpdf.sourceforge.net/files/qpdf- ... on-options
http://www.softpedia.com/get/Programmin ... QPDF.shtml


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#12 Post by webfork » Tue Sep 15, 2020 8:44 pm

lintalist wrote:
Mon Sep 14, 2020 12:26 pm
"A curated list of command line apps" @ https://github.com/agarrharr/awesome-cli-apps
Very good addition, thanks. I should note that not a lot of those are Windows tools, but I was blown away by the quality and maturity of a lot of tools on that list. Could definitely spend a few weeks playing with just a few tools in that space.

fkill looks really sharp: https://github.com/sindresorhus/fkill-cli

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#13 Post by vevy » Tue Sep 15, 2020 8:52 pm

webfork wrote:
Tue Sep 15, 2020 8:44 pm
fkill looks really sharp: https://github.com/sindresorhus/fkill-cli
That's an npm module. JS, unfortunately.
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#14 Post by Midas » Mon Sep 28, 2020 4:41 am

This tiny bootable ISO looked interesting, if very CLI specific, mainly because it includes an option (untested!) that claims to be able to boot any Windows version ever...


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#15 Post by lintalist » Sun Oct 04, 2020 7:13 am

Tested and works (for me):

1. undbx - Tool to extract, recover and undelete e-mail messages from Outlook Express .dbx files.
https://sourceforge.net/projects/undbx/
OPERATION
When run for the first time, UnDBX extracts all the messages as individual .eml files.

In subsequent runs UnDBX synchronizes the output folder with the contents of the .dbx file:

new messages in the .dbx file, that do not correspond to existing .eml files, will be extracted
existing .eml files, that do not correspond to messages in the .dbx file, will be treated as deleted messages and will be deleted
This way UnDBX can facilitate fast incremental backup of .dbx files.

The file names of extracted .eml files are composed from the contents of the From:, To: and Subject: message headers. The modification time of each file is set to match the date specified by the Date: header.

In recovery mode, UnDBX can open corrupted .dbx files (including files larger than 2GB) and recover their contents and undelete deleted messages.
Does come with a HTA gui but that just calls the undbx.exe

Related (untested)

2. DbxConv - DBX to MBOX converter - https://www.ukrebs-software.de/english/ ... xconv.html
This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

1. Description
This program will extract the messages from an Outlook Express (5.0 - 6.0) mailbox and convert it either to the standard mbox or the Outlook Express eml format. The advantage of saving your mail in mbox format is, that it's a plain text format, which can be read by many mail-clients. Converting to eml format is a convenient way to re-import the messages into Outlook Express.

The handling of eml export is a little bit smarter than the one offered by Outlook Express itself. Outlook Express will overwrite messages with same sender and subject, while DbxConv enumerates the messages, so you can be sure none is lost due to conversion.

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