Sniffing Packets with Snort

Snort is a packet sniffer which uses the WinPcap library for sniffing network traffic. What makes Snort stand out is its ability to be configured to detect and log many different traffic patterns. This tutorial will be based on the Windows version of Snort, since it’s the basics, but for … Continue reading

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IPChanger

I was configuring a bunch of switches the other day. To connect to them I had to be on one subnet, and after the configuration on another. This meant I had to change between two different static IPs on my laptop constantly. To avoid the hassle I wrote this little … Continue reading

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Remove unremovable software from Windows

Every ones in a while, I end up installing some crappy software, which does not come with an option to uninstall. Or maybe it does, but the program does not disappear from the list of installed programs in Windows. The entry from the program stays in the list and annoys … Continue reading

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Scrambeld Alphabet

I had a course called Security and Forensic Computing with Professor Bill Buchanan of Napier University. One of the first topics was the use of different cipher methods. The most basic cipher is the Caesar cipher – which is said to have been used by Julius Caesar to encrypt his … Continue reading

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Quick Launch in Windows 7

I’ve never liked the way the taskbar in Windows 7 works. I especially miss the Quick Launch function. It is still available in Windows 7, but for some reason Microsoft has chosen to hide it. This tutorial shows how to set your taskbar so it looks and acts more like … Continue reading

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Analyze minidump files after BSOD

Microsoft Blue Screen Of Death (BSOD) – everyone knows them, everyone hades them. When the system crashes, and a BSOD is shown, a mini-dump file is created which contain a crash report. This tutorial shows how to use Microsoft Debugging Tools to analyze this file and hopefully find the reason … Continue reading

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Linuxzoo

I want to advertise a little bit for a website called linuxzoo.net. I had a course at Edinburgh Napier University called Network Services with a lecturer called Dr. Gordon Russell, who is the creator of the site. The site is a great place to learn Linux, no matter if you … Continue reading

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Virgin Media and the WPS flaw

Some cleaver guys figured out that there is a flaw in Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS). WPS was developed for an easy way to connect devices to a wireless network, by using an eight-digit pin code. WPS is enabled on many routers as default, no matter if they are running WEP, … Continue reading

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Download almost any video from the web

There are thousands of different programs and websites on the web to download video content from various video and clip sites. So why use this particular method? Two reasons: It supports a lot of sites – It is rare that I come across a site where I cannot download a … Continue reading

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Youth Wire killer

At Napier University – Merchiston campus, they decided to put a flashy advertisement called Youth Wire on the desktop on the student computers on campus. Small things like that annoy me, so I normally start looking for a workaround for that sort of things. As I did not have administrator … Continue reading

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