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Disable Java – Homeland Security

Number of Views : 2833I was reading my Flipboard feed and noticed an article saying to disable Java based on some zero-day exploit. This article on the The Verge The Verge mentioned that the homeland security team decided to encourage people to disable Java. That is an amazing thing to …

Developer Laptop

Number of Views : 3762Dell has just launched a developer focused laptop.  The cool thing about this version is that it runs Ubuntu (linux) and is on a 13 inch laptop.    (check out the hardware here)  The article that I found regarding this was focused on the Sputnik project.   I …

When is it illegal to listen. Mapping wifi?

Number of Views : 4490When did listening become illegal?  After reading this article I got to thinking more about how the concept of wireless is flawed.   http://gigaom.com/2012/05/01/google-wi-fi-snooping-and-the-ever-shifting-creepy-line/ As a technology it uses public airwaves to send data.  This concept works great when the data is suppose to be freely available.  …

Web Gui’s for management

Number of Views : 4657It seems every device you purchase has a web admin page. The little linksys router you purchased, the NAS storage device, your Linux box, etc… The trend is to have any type of appliance have this type of management tool. These tools allow the managemnt of …

Ghost in the Wires–Kevin Mitnick

Number of Views : 4252This has been a great book so far.  Not only is Kevin a very sociable person but he is a very entertaining writer.  His stories are amazing.  To think that he left some out. http://www.amazon.com/Ghost-Wires-Adventures-Worlds-Wanted/dp/0316037702 Watch is interview with Snubs on Hak5. “23 Questions with Kevin …

Pfsense – SARG (squid reports) setup

Number of Views : 79901UPDATE – Since writing this pfsense has added a package install of SARG.   I recommend an updated tutorial of this post –  SARG and Pfsense V2. Here is a tutorial on how to setup SARG (http://sarg.sourceforge.net/) – Squid Analysis Report Generator on Pfsense.   If you don’t …

iPad and Microsoft

Number of Views : 4240I am currently at microsoft techEd in Atlanta. Microsoft has some great things going on. Any time you put 10000 geeks together you see a lot of tech. The main take away I found was that the iPad has won. I see as many iPads as …

PirateBox and Pineapple

Number of Views : 3832I’ve got a few hacking items I need to eventually get to. First I’d like to make a Pirate box. I think the concept is great for parties, groups and overall travel. Pirate Box (http://wiki.daviddarts.com/PirateBox) I also have not used my pineapple in a while. If …

Term Life Insurance

Number of Views : 3317I recently decided to keep my new years resolution and get more life insurance. Now that there are 4 children running around at our house it is important that they are taken care of in the event that I pass away. I listen to Dave Ramsey …