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How To: Hack a network with Nessus 3

The Nessus vulnerability scanner, is the world-leader in active scanners, featuring high speed discovery, configuration auditing, asset profiling, sensitive data discovery and vulnerability analysis of your security posture. Nessus scanners can be distributed throughout an entire enterprise, inside DMZs, and across physically separate networks. In this network security video tutorial, you'll learn how to hack a network using Nessus 3.

How To: Set up a wired network in your home or office

In this video tutorial, we learn how about the basics of setting up a simple wired network. It's easy. So easy, in fact, that this home-computing how-to from the folks at CNET can present a complete overview of the process in just over two minutes. For more information, including a complete demonstration detailed, step-by-step instructions, take a look.

How To: Encrypt a NETGEAR router with WPA password protection

In this tutorial, we learn how to set and encrypt a Wi-Fi password using WPA in Netgear. First, type "www.routerlogin.net" into your internet browser. Next, a pop-up window will appear, type your user name and password into this dialog box. A new window will pop up, click on the tab on the left hand side of the screen that says "wireless settings". Type in your user name and password once more, then find where it says "security settings", and click on the "WPA-PSK" radio button. Now, make a p...

How To: Set up an HP wireless printer

In this tutorial, we learn how to set up an HP wireless printer. First, click "setup" on the printer, then go to "network", then "wireless setup wizard". The printer will now go through the setup process and show you available wireless networks in your area. If your network requires a password, enter it by typing it in with the keypad. Now, install the software to any computer and wait for the blue wireless light to turn on. When this is done, you will be able to print wirelessly from any com...

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: Crack a WPA (and some WPA2s) with BackTrack in Linux

In this video we learn how to crack WPA using Back Track. The first step is the boot into Back Track using a VMware Virtual Machine Image. Next you need to open a shell console. In the console you will type "airmon-ng" and press enter. This does a check to find the wireless guard interface name. Next, type "airodump-ng wlan0" and press enter. This will tell it what wireless card to use and scan for wireless networks. You are looking for the one that comes up WPA. Copy the MAC address then typ...

How To: Open ports on a Linksys router for your DVR

In this tutorial, we learn how to open ports on a Linksys router for your DVR. First, make sure your internet is connected and your DVR is connected to Linksys. Next, log into your Linksys router online and set up your DVR to the "DHCP" section. When you have the information from this, enter this information on your DVR so it has the correct server name. Make sure the IP and other information displayed on your Linksys page is the same as the setup on the DVR page. When finished, change your p...

How To: Set up the Cain & Abel network security tool

First you have to install program, called 'Cain and Abel'. Then, you will be automatically asked to install 'Win Pcap' and you should do that. After installation you have to click on 'Cain and Abel' program icon with right mouse button and start it as administrator. Then push blue plus sign to scan Mac addresses. After scanning go to the bottom of program window and press APR tab. Then push blue plus icon again. When table appears push first option in first square and first option in second a...

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: Disable Wi-Fi SSID broadcast on a Linksys router

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to disable their Wi-Fi SSID broadcast on a Linksys's router. Begin by opening your web browser and type in this address: Press Enter to access the page. Then type in your user name and password. Click OK. Now click on the Wireless tab and check Disable under "Wireless SSID Broadcast". Finish by clicking on Save Changes. This video will benefit hose viewers who use a Linksys's router, and would like to learn how disable their broa...

How To: Set up a wireless internet connection without a router

Using your laptop you can set up a wireless internet connection at home. You will not need a wireless router to do this. You can turn your computer into a wireless internet access point and set up a local network to which other computers in your home can connect. This feature is recommended for those who have no existing network setup. If you simply have a computer connected to the internet then you would be not needing this. Go to your system preferences and select sharing. Click on the inte...

How To: Password protect your wireless network

Most of the home wireless networks are not set up by professionals and hence they might lack in security features. People just set up the wireless networks by connecting the devices and powering them up and never care to apply security settings to the network. This may result in your wireless network being compromised by unwanted external entities. How ever you can do a web based configuration settings and secure your wireless network by password protecting it. This settings differ from the m...

How To: Set up a Remote Desktop connection on a Windows PC

This video illustrates the method to Set up a Remote Desktop connection on a Windows PC. This process is composed of the following steps: Step 1Install "TeamViwer" software on the PC's which would be involved in this process.Step 2Create a connection between the computer you want to access remotely and the one which would be used to gain remote access. To create a connection , you need to connect them through Wi-Fi, LAN or through the internet.Step 3Open the TeamViewer software from the compu...

How To: Secure your data with an SSH Tunnel

This new episode of Full Disclosure shows you how to use a SSH Tunnel to secure your data when you are on an untrusted LAN (ex. Coffee Shop, School's network, or Defcon). Furthermore, you can use the SSH Tunnel to bypass the LAN's internet filters. The SSH tunnel protocol works by encapsulates your data into an encrypted payload and transmitting it to the SSH Server which is setup on a trusted LAN.