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How To: Hack into WEP encrypted wireless networks

Check out this video tutorial on how to hack into WEP encrypted wireless networks. The aim of this video is to show people how easy it is to crack a wireless network with WEP encryption. Seriously, if you know how to do it, even a little kid could if you showed them how. Now that you know this, you should upgrade to WPA! It is much harder and takes much longer to crack.

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...

How To: Hack an Oracle database

In this installment from the Unorthodox Hacking series of Internet security tutorials, you'll learn how to get a shell on an Oracle database. To see how to pop a shell from within Oracle or even perform a port scan from the database itself, watch this hacking how-to.

How To: Use the F5 Networks' BIG-IP Edge Client

Learn how to use the BIG-IP Edge Client and its Smart Connect, Location Awareness, Customization, Deployment features. Whether you're new to F5 Networks' popular network appliance or are a seasoned network administrator just looking to better acquaint yourself with BIG-IP, you're sure to benefit from this free video software tutorial. For more information, including detailed instructions, take a look.

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: Configure two IP addresses for your Mac Mini server

How to Use Your Mac as a Server: Turn your Mac Mini into a server! Yes, that's right, with a little know-how and a little spunk, you can turn an inexpensive Mac Mini computer into a server to provide services over you network. You won't even need the Mac OS X Server, just the Mac OS X Client, so there is no extra software to buy, just the Mac Mini and it's operating system.

How To: Use Wiki Server in Mac OS X

Whether it's a small business or a work group inside a large corporation, all members need access to the same materials in order to work effectively. Mac OS X server makes it easy for groups to collaborate and communicate through their own Wiki-powered Internet website. To learn how to use Wiki Server with Mac OS X Server, watch this video tutorial.

How To: Clear the ARP cache

In this tutorial, we learn how to clear the ARP cache. First, go the command prompt on your computer and type in "C:/>netsh interface ip delete arpcache Ok". Press 'enter' on your keyboard and then it should be cleared out. If you want to view your ARP cache, type in the command "C:/>arp -a". If this fails, then you will need to use Microsoft Windows to repair the network connection. If this doesn't work, talk to the person that manages your connection. If successful, this will help make your...

How To: Secure a Linksys wireless router when running Windows

Ever had router trouble? Got router trouble? Well don,t worry the people over from quickcert.com have made this video to help! More specifically a linksys 802.11g router. All new routers come with a standard Ethernet cable, which must be plugged into one of the four ports on the router and connected to your computer as well. This is necessary to change settings, using Microsoft IE (internet explorer) when the routers IP is typed into the address bar. It is strong recommended to change the def...

How To: Secure a Linksys WiFi network from a Mac computer

In this video from benjamoon we learn how to secure a linksys wifi network from a Mac. First type in your IP address in your browser bar which is 192.168.1.1 then press enter. If it asks for a password it is admin. Click on Wireless and here you can edit your name and who can access your wifi network. Under wireless security, go to WPA personal from the drop down menu. When you make your password, make it very challenging. He recommends just banging your hand against the keyboard, as long as ...

How To: Build APRS on the cheap

Long-time packeteer Bob Bruninga, WB4APR, developed the Automatic Packet Reporting System (APRS), which allows packet radio to track real-time events. It deviates markedly from the usual message- and text-transfer activity. Instead, APRS concentrates on the graphic display of station and object locations and movements.

How To: Install an FTP server on any Windows computer

In this tutorial, we learn how to install an FTP server on any Windows computer. First, go to the website zftp server. Now, download this and install it on your computer, downloading the free version. When you install it, choose a password and enter your information, then continue to open up the program. Now open up the program and click on "run freeware". When it opens up, click on the users icon, then you can make accounts including an admin account. Create a new user for another computer, ...

How To: Encrypt a D-Link router with WEP password protection

In this Computers & Programming video tutorial you will learn how to encrypt a D-Link router with WEP password protection. First you connect to your wireless network. Open your browser and type in http://192.168.0.1. Type in your base station username and password and press OK. Under the SETUP tab, select WIRELESS SETTINGS, scroll down to 'Wireless Security Mode' and select 'Enable WEP Wireless Security'. Scroll down to WEP. Under WEP Encryption pull down menu select 128Bit. Now create a pass...

How To: Configure your Mac to accept VNC connections

This video demonstrates how to set your Mac up to accept VNC connections.First we open up the "system preferences". Double click on Sharing and then go down to remote management and check this. We can see some options . Check the options Open and quit the application, Change settings, Delete and replace items, Send text messages, Restart and shutdown and Copy items. Then select "OK". Over here we can see "allow access for" and check "only these users". Remote management is now On. We can mana...

How To: Secure a Zyxel P-660HW-t1 wireless router

This video shows how to secure a wirelees internet connection on your Zyxel P-660hw-t1. For this, first click on Start button and open Internet Explorer(or any other browser). On the address bar of the browser, type in the IP address of your router. On the next page, enter your password and on the next page, either change the password or ignore. On the next webpage, under Advance setup, click on Wireless LAN. On the next page, click on 8021xWPA. Select authentication required and then click a...

How To: Connect to a wireless network in Windows 7

First to connect to a wireless internet connection using Windows 7 you must first click on the icon that looks like sideways stairs that is located on your desktop in your task bar. Click on the icon and you will be taken to a page that will show all of the wireless connections in your area. Find your network then click on it. You will be prompted to type in your network security key, do so then your computer should connect to the wireless internet within the next few minutes. Close out of th...