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How To: Crack a WPA encrypted wireless network

In this how to video, you will learn how to crack a WPA encrypted wireless network. To do this, you will need the Air Crack package for Linux. First, disable the wireless adapter and enable monitor mode. Next, identify the channel in the wireless network and Mac address. Once you have this, you can listen to the traffic coming to and from this point. Wait for the handshake or disconnect something in order to force it to reconnect. From here, you are ready to perform the attack. With any encry...

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: Host multiple websites on 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: 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: Encrypt an Apple AirPort with WEP password protection

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to set and encrypt the wireless password using WEP Apple Airport. Begin by opening the Apple Airport utility program. Then find the network's name and double-click on it. The Configure "Apple Airport Express" opens, click on the Airport tab. Then click on the Wireless Security button. Now click on the Wireless Security drop-down menu and select 128-bit. Click on the Set WEP Password button, type in the password and verify it. Finish by clicking on Upd...

How To: Encrypt a NETGEAR router with WEP password protection

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to set and encrypt a NET-Gear router with WEP password protection. Begin by opening your web browser and go to the router website: Router Login.. When the Prompt window appears, type in your router user name and password, and click OK. In the sidebar, under Setup, click on Wireless Settings. Once again, type in your user name and password, and click OK. In the Security Options, check WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy). Then select the Pass-phrase box, typ...

How To: Secure a home WiFi network

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to secure a home wireless network. There are 3 types of security protocols for connecting devices. The 3 types of security protocols are: OPEN, WEP and WPA. Users should use passwords that are secure but no so obscure that they are unusable. The password should not be dictionary words. They should be mixed with casing and contain the user's phone number. Go to your router's website and log into the website. Find the setting for wireless security and e...

How To: Use Remote Desktop in Windows Server 2003

Remote desktop in windows is set up with these easy to follow steps. First go to your start menu this is in the bottom left corner of your desktop. In the start menu locate your control panel. In the control panel open up your systems folder. Once this is open click the remote tab at the top right of this folder. In this tab you will have the option to check “allow user to connect remotely to this computer.” From here press ok to exit out of the systems folder.Again click the start menu, navi...

How To: Make an email server on your home computer

Learn how to make an e-mail server on your home computer to host your own web page and webmail service by following the steps outlined in this video tutorial. You will need a web server, an e-mail server, and a webmail interface. For the server, the most common program is WampServer, which you will need to download. Run through the installation process and grant the program access to your fire. Click on the new icon on your desktop and click Put Online and then Start All Services. This will g...

How To: Change your IP or MAC address

The video is about how to change the IP address. MAC address is the unique identifier a site of the most network adapters. MAC address is used to determine what IP address the computer will have and one way to change the IP address is by changing the MAC address. The method is only applicable for the windows systems and for the MAC systems you need to look at the link provided. In Windows in the start menu, type cmd in the run/search box, which will launch the command window. Type ipconfig/al...

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 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...

How To: Configure a router for Wifi

Llewyn demonstrates how to configure your router for Wifi. Access the router by opening up your internet browser and typing in your router's IP address. That will bring up the router configuration page. Now, click on the wireless tab. You can set the wireless network mode to accommodate your computers. As a precaution, set the mode to mixed for greater flexibility. Set your wireless SSD broadcast to enable which will enable your wireless card to actually see the webpage and the internet. You ...