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Nexus pentest platform – Kali Linux NetHunter


Very cool free and complete pentest platform that runs on your Nexus devices.

NetHunter is a Android penetration testing platform for Nexus devices built on top of Kali Linux, which includes some special and unique features. Of course, you have all the usual Kali tools in NetHunter as well as the ability to get a full VNC session from your phone to a graphical Kali chroot.

Link: nethunter.com

Solution: Mac CPU running wild – kernel_task eating up all CPU


I had a strange problem on my MacBook Pro Retina 15’ during the last 4-5 weeks…

My kernel_task would erratically start eating up all CPU cycles until the Macbook practically slowed down to a grinding halt.

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Manage test data more effectively with Rational Quality Manager


Test Data Management in manual testing is often a complicated subject to tackle.
This is a very interesting article to help you handle test data in Rational Quality Manager.

Test data is used to provide a preconfigured set of input values to the test scripts that run at test execution. IBM Rational Quality Manager provides new features for test data so you can organize data better and use it more effectively

Link: www.ibm.com

Connect to local resources with Synology VPN

In order to connect to the local resources behind a Synology VPN there is some additional configuration needed.

Let’s assume that you have already connected to the Synology VPN (see this link) and that your Synology NAS is at IP

Open a terminal and type:

ifconfig -a

You should get something like this. Look for “ppp1”:


You then have to create a route to the Synology IP:

sudo route add -net

Where the first address is the IP of your Synology NAS and the second one is the IP of the ifconfig command.

Now you should be able to access all the resources in the subnet behind the Synology VPN.





Use Rational Quality Manager in a continuous delivery DevOps pipeline


Another inspiring article by Ajay Chebbi on Test Automation in a DevOps context.

Automated testing is an important piece of the DevOps continuous delivery pipeline. It’s easy enough to write automation test scripts and have them be triggered after a build is installed. It is more difficult to maintain a group of tests to run, the machines to run them on, and a history of the test results. This set of tasks can be daunting if you are using plain ANT and properties files to maintain the inventory.



Link: www.ibm.com

Use Rational Quality Manager to modularize test scripts


Nice Article by Ajay Chebbi on how to better handle complex test scripts in Rational Quality Manager.

Test management is a daunting task as enterprise applications grow and become more complex. It is difficult to ascertain coverage by looking at the inventory of test scripts and test cases because the flow between test scripts and cases is not obvious. Keywords in IBM® Rational® Quality Manager 4.0.1 give you the ability to modularize test scripts.

Link: www.ibm.com