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Connection speeds Have been doing a network analysis contract and it's brought up a couple of interesting misconceptions. Their office has a cable line (50Mbps down and 4Mbps up) for WAN1. It also has a backup ADSL line (8Mbps down and 2Mbps up) for WAN2. There were...

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IPs AND Subnets

What does 192.168.0.0/24 mean? There are two parts two an IP address - the network number and the host number. At home I have the IP 192.168.1.15, and here the .15 is the host number (the IP of my machine) and the network number is 192.168.0. Each IP is made up of...

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Infosec Checklist – ICO

An infosec checklist is a must-have for anyboy working with systems, data or infrastructure. It's not just about keeping stuff secure, it's about having a framework in place that can analyse, recommend and implement best practice for any data and systems work. It's...

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Secure Boot Violation

Setting up Ubuntu on my new servers and ran into a problem with Secure Boot Violation. I can't boot into my Ubuntu USB because my system throws this error message: "The system found unauthorised changes on the firmware, operating system or UEFI drivers. Press [OK] to...

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Fixing Gatekeeper in Mac OS X Sierra

Installed Sierra last night and ran into my first problem in the first minute of use. The new Gatekeeper functionality removes"Anywhere" as a viable location from which to install. Really annoying. So there are a few ways to override this but I'm a little annoyed they...

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Add CSP to a Website Using meta http-equiv

CSP stands for content-security-policy and this post will show you how to add CSP to a website using the tag. It defines the sources from which your site can pull its data, i.e. the locations of your images, javascript, stylesheets or media. This greatly reduces the...

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Installing Kali

We can get the latest .iso files for Kali Linux and Ubuntu Desktop and make a bootable CD/USB with LiLi, or set them up with VirtualBox (learn how to set that up here). Installing Kali Kali is pretty cool, and has some brilliant features. Once your .iso has loaded...

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Linux Flavour

I know that wannabe hackers think they need Kali Linux but it's a bad plan. Choosing the best Linux distribution is dependent on purpose, and as a beginner your purpose is "general". Beginners should use an easy, general purpose OS and step to Kali when they know a...

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Creating a Bootable Linux USB with LiLi

To create bootable Linux USB drives I use a free tool called LiLi. Get LiLi here and install it. Select your target USB device at the top, then choose your source.operating system. You can use LiLi to download images from a dropdown selection of distros, or you can...

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Use Virtual Machines!

Get VBox. Use it For Everything Rebuilding actual systems with discs and USBs and boot orders is long and horrible, but using virtual machines (VMs), it's far easier to make, fix, delete or replace an OS. It's also great for anonymity and security. VBox is by far the...

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New Nvidia 970 GTX Hangs At BIOS Screen

My brand new Nvidia 970 GTX hangs at BIOS screen. I upgraded from a Windforce GTX 660 to a Windforce GTX 970. The 660 has been a damned good card and had lasted me for 3 years of pretty intensive gaming, so I chose the same line again and went for the beast. EXCITED!...

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