As usual, it's been a while since our last news update. Though not much has changed on the main site, a lot has been happening in the background. We updated our status pages in a clever way (more in our blog post
), and we've had a lot of activity on our Github organization
Specifically, we released version 1.0 of CryptoPaste
. You can see and use it live at cryptopaste.org
. We also pre-released a REST API called Catslap
, used for exposing the OpenLDAP password policy
Finally, behind the scenes we are working on a huge programme: decoupling user accounts from the main website and forums. In essence, it involves a series of interdependent projects including creating a new internal REST API, a library to interact with that API, a new web frontend to manage accounts, and finally incorporating all of that into the main website and forums (including upgrading the forums). All of this is a precursor to bringing a much-needed facelift to the entire HackThisSite website. It's been rather busy, to say the least.
By the way, we are always looking for interested developers to give us a hand with all of this. If you are a PHP software developer especially skilled with Symfony, and find yourself interested in contributing to HackThisSite, get a hold of us:
- IRC: irc.hackthissite.org - Send a message to Kage, weekend, or NETWORKsecurity
- Email: staff AT hack this site DOT org - Send us an example of your work (i.e. link to your Github profile).