How To: Turn an Apple laptop into a wireless hotspot

Looking a way to share a wired Internet connection? With an Apple computer, it's easy! So easy, in fact, that this home computing how-to from the folks at CNET TV can present a complete (and somewhat talky) overview of the process in just under a minute's time. For the specifics, and to get started creating your own WiFi hotspots, just watch this handy how-to.

How To: Easily open your NAT on a ZyXel router

In this Computers & Programming video tutorial you will learn how to easily open your NAT on a ZyXel router. There are three steps involved in doing this. Open your web browser and type in the router IP address which is normally Then you will get the log in page. The password is either 1234 or admin. It will be written on the packaging of the router. On the next page click on UPNP, then check all three boxes and click 'apply'. Then you click on NAT and set the start and en...

How To: Detect hackers with netstat

Netstat (network statistics) is a command-line tool that displays network connections (both incoming and outgoing), routing tables, and a number of network interface statistics. It is available on Unix, Unix-like, and Windows NT-based operating systems. This video tutorial presents a basic introduction to working with the netstat tool. Determine whether you've been hacked with this how-to.

How To: Setup an Asterisk Server

Over the years, I have enjoyed playing with Asterisk. I have found Asterisk to be extremely powerful and fun to play with. There are several books and many scattered how to articles out there, but most are outdated and the information required to build Asterisk from beginning to end can be a bit daunting. I wanted to combine all the steps into a single article and share my experience with everyone. If I have left out any steps please let me know.

How To: Secure your wireless Internet connection

This video tutorial is in the Computers & Programming category where you will learn how to secure your wireless internet connection. If you don't secure your wireless internet connection you are allowing others to enter in to your network. Open the set up CD and first change the network name from the default name to anything that you like. For this go to step 3 of 'naming your network', type in your network name and click 'next'. Then you enable security on the network by choosing 'WPA2'. Nex...

How To: Reset your browser history in Mozilla Firefox

In this video, we learn how to reset your browser history in Mozilla Firefox. First, open up Firefox, then go to the options menu. When you're on here, go to the privacy tab and then click on the options that will dump out the history that has been saved. You can also change your settings if you want to remove your search history and clear your cookies. At the bottom, check if you want it to clear private data. After this, press on the "ok" button and everything will be saved. When you are do...

How To: Change the ip address on Vista

In this tutorial, we learn how to change an IP address in Windows Vista. First, open up cmd on your desktop and a new window will pop up. When the black window comes up, type in "ipconfig". You will now see your IP address, leave this window open and open up the control panel. Once in the control panel, click "view network status and tasks", then click on "view status". After this, click "properties" then click "internet protocal version 4" and click on "properties" again. Now, type your IP a...

How To: Set up a Linksys WR54g or WRT54g2 wireless router

This video tutorial is in the Computers & Programming category which will show you how to set up a Linksys WR54g or WRT54g2 wireless router. First you connect to your Linksys router. Then go to and type in "admin' as your password in to log in window and click "log in'. then go to the "wireless' tab and enter your wireless network name. In the wireless channel select '11 2.462GHz' and click save. Next go to "wireless security' and type in the wireless network key. This is t...

How To: Hack a weak WPA wireless network

This video tutorial presents instructions on hacking a weak Wi-Fi Protected Access, or WPA, wireless network. To follow along, and replicate this hack yourself, you'll need knowledge of the deauthentication, or DeAuth, process. For more information, and to get started hacking WPA networks for yourself, watch this hacking how-to.

How To: Bypass RealVNC authentication

VNC stands for Virtual Network Computing. It is remote control software which allows you to view and fully interact with one computer desktop (the "VNC server") using a simple program (the "VNC viewer") on another computer desktop anywhere on the Internet. The two computers don't even have to be the same type, so for example you can use VNC to view a Windows Vista desktop at the office on a Linux or Mac computer at home. For ultimate simplicity, there is even a Java viewer, so that any deskto...

How To: Capture packets with the Wireshark packet sniffer

Wireshark is the world's foremost network protocol analyzer, and is the de facto (and often de jure) standard across many industries and educational institutions. This video tutorial demonstrates how to get the Wireshark packet sniffer up and running to do a capture as well as how to run a traceroute command. To get started hacking with Wireshark, watch this how-to.

How To: Crack a computer running a telnet daemon with Brutus

Brutus, first made available in 1998, is one of the fastest, most flexible remote brute-force password crackers you can get your hands on - it's also free. It is available for Windows 9x, NT and 2000. In this video tutorial, you'll learn how to use Brutus to crack a Linux box a running telnet daemon. For more information, and to get started hacking with Brutus yourself, watch this video tutorial.

How To: Set up an Airport Extreme for outside computer access

This simple video tutorial explains how to use Airport Utility to configure your Airport Extreme so you can access your Apple computer remotely for file and screen sharing. It explains how to setup DHCP IP reservations and port forwarding using Manual Setup option of the Airport Utility. Considering that the tutorial becomes a little bit technical during the second part, this tutorial is aimed at users who already have at least some knowledge and/or experience setting up a network. Absolute b...

How To: Use the Hacker Defender rootkit or HackDef

Hacker Defender is one of the most widely deployed rootkits in the world. It is a user-mode rootkit that modifies several Windows and Native API functions, which allows it to hide information (files, processes, etc.) from other applications. In addition, Hacker Defender implements a backdoor and port redirector that operates through TCP ports opened by existing services. This means it is not possible to find the hidden backdoor through traditional means, like launching a remote port scan agai...

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