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Friday, December 28th, 2007 | Author:

I had a hard time searching for a good ram disk driver for Windows XP.. yah.. I use Windows XP on my office box.

Here you go…. a free RAMdisk driver


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Friday, December 28th, 2007 | Author:

I managed to get hold of a Linksys WUSB54GC USB wireless-g adapter and a burnt copy of Backtrack 2 with Aircrack-ng.

So let’s get started then..Back Track 2 loaded with the rt73 drivers.

The following commands is to get your WUSB54GC dongle into the monitor/injection mode.

“ifconfig rausb0 up”

“iwconfig rausb0 mode monitor channel 1 rate 1M”

“iwpriv rausb0 forceprism 1”

“iwpriv rausb0 rfmontx 1”

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Monday, October 08th, 2007 | Author:

I was trying out JanusVM in my VMware server. It’s a linux based OS with this few key components, openVPN, Squid, privoxy and Tor, packaged neatly into a VMware “appliance”.

Basically it provides a layer of security and privacy for most TCP based applications, like IM, web browsing, etc, even DNS requests are passed through Tor. Most importantly, it provides you with access to sites that are filtered off by your ISP transparent proxies.

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Friday, September 28th, 2007 | Author:

Apparently, MS Excel 2007 computes the following equation.

850 x 77.1 = 100,000 instead of 65,355

Discovered here @ the newsgroup microsoft.public.excel

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Saturday, December 09th, 2006 | Author:

I got my Sandisk 2GB U3 drive at Sitex 2006 @ SGD71. This is a real threat of U3 drives, check the hacks available here: http://www.hak5.org/wiki/USB_Hacksaw

Forbes reported, A recent news of data related to U.S underground nuclear weapon tests been leaked from Los Alamo Labs.

The threat of USB and other removable media is real and enterprises should be looking into solutions to protect those endpoints

Wednesday, November 22nd, 2006 | Author:

Check out this screen video capture. Beryl+Kiba Pure eye candy.

1 more reason to move to open source.

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Wednesday, October 18th, 2006 | Author:

Wow I need to get a U3 Thumbdrive !

A thumbdrive with 2 partition, 1 which emulate a CD/DVDrom device when plugged into your workstation.

Quoted from Wikipedia, “USB flash drives adhering to the U3 specification are termed “U3 smart drives” by U3.com. “U3 smart drives” differ from traditional USB flash drives because they come preinstalled with the U3 Launchpad, which emulates the Windows OS start menu, and controls program installation.”

Autorun ? Payload ? Malware ? endless ways to go right through your cleverly laid perimeter security.

http://www.hak5.org/wiki/USB_Hacksaw USB shall be seen as EVIL !

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Sunday, July 16th, 2006 | Author:

VMware has announced VMware Server 1.0 and it’s FREE.

I’m a great fan of VMware Workstation for testing various Linux distros and creating a infrastructure to test certain software features.

With VMware Server free, I can bring my work home too. (Not really a good thought ?)

You can download VMware Server here.

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Wednesday, May 31st, 2006 | Author:

FreeNAS is a free NAS server. Install on any x86 pc and convert it to a NAS serving CIFS (samba), FTP, NFS, RSYNC protocols.

Software RAID is supported at the following levels, 0, 1, 5. All configuration is done through the web interface.

Maybe I can put my old dual P3 system to good use.

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Friday, May 12th, 2006 | Author:

I have a problem which most of us are facing.

How many usernames and passwords are you keeping track of ? Or even the email address that you used to create that account with ? Admit it, most of us have more than 1 email address. 🙂
So how do you keep track of them ? Save into a spreadsheet ? Are they secured ? Most spreadsheets built-in protection are not good enough.

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