Cymetrics Tech Blog

Taming the OSCP

The break of dawn on a August morning marked the end of my OSCP journey as I waved goodbye to my proctor and finally uploaded the exam report. Half a year ago, I wouldn't have dreamt of obtaining the OSCP, but now with the beast tamed and the struggle over, let me share my (fortunately) fruitful journey with you.

Story of critical security flaws I found in Glints

In July 2021, we found 4 vulnerabilities in Glints. If a malicious actor exploits the vulnerabilities, they could have stolen your resume.

DNS Hacking Basics - DNS and records

We're all too used to exploiting web applications to hijack someone else's website and post our own stuff, but did you know that there's a much easier way to take over a site? To discuss the much overlooked topic of DNS security, first we have to go over the basics of how the DNS functions and what DNS records are.

Cache Strategy In Backend

Cache is one of the most important parts of the backend. We always use cache to improve latency. There are several things worth thinking about more before we implement cache architecture. In this article, I want to briefly discuss some of that.

Understanding Log4j and Log4Shell Vulnerabilities from Surveillance Cameras

There have been many articles providing technical analysis and explanation. I would like to write a more easy-understanding article from a perspective of people with non-technical backgrounds

BSides Ahmedabad CTF 2021 - entrance

Concurrency Paradigms: Golang V.S. Java

I find that I was just using Golang's syntax to write Java after I reviewed the Golang code I wrote years ago, I was a newbie in Golang then. Especially in writing concurrency programs, the design ideas are totally different between Golang and Java: we are used to designing concurrency with the idea "thread-safe" in Java, but we would use the idea "channel" more in Golang.

Java’s Thread Model and Golang Goroutine

One of the most important features of Golang is its ability to handle high concurrency. And goroutine is the foundation to support high concurrency. This article will briefly explain how Java’s thread model and Golang’s goroutine work in OS. And I believe you will be impressive in the principle behind goroutine. Let’s go!