Saturday, October 30, 2010

picked up

While I was out getting food, I picked up a cheap dead bolt to reconfigure as a progressive lock. Going to pick it as a lock first. Just to see how tough a 10.00 dead bolt is.


I've been busy. I finally finished writing the review for the course. I like the way it turned out. Just waiting for some feed back before trying to post it anywhere.

I'm going hard on skill building. I'm working of the following things:

Perl - Reading Learning Perl 5th edition. Waiting for the book to arrive in dead tree format. So reading it online through my Safari account.

Apache - Seems if I want to stay a Linux administrator, I'll have to get better at Apache. I picked up a used copy of Essential Apache today for $0.25 at a local used book store. I'm also waiting on Apache The Definitive Guide with the Perl book.

Lock picking - I'm reading (in dead tree format) Practical Lock Picking. I like it. I'm also trying to start an Ann Arbor Chapter of TOOOL (The Open Organization of Lock-pickers). I have a few friends that are helping now too.

Pentesting Lab - Reading Professional Penetration Testing: Creating and Operating a Formal Hacking Lab

Secuirty+ Certification - Security+ Deluxe study guide.

and for leisure I'm reading Rob Roy and Robotech the Zentraedi Rebellion.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

WiFu test in 14 hours

I wasted much of my study time (4 months) and banged most of it out this week. We'll see how we do. There was only 1 lab I couldn't complete. The WEP Shared Key Authentication attack (SKA Broken).

If you found this post from google, hit up the Backtrack forums, the WIFU OFFSEC student forums and a few other places. There is a filed bug on the problem and I won't be linking to it in this post.

I'll do a full write up after the exam tomorrow or on Sunday depending on how long it takes to send my report.

When I say a full write up, I mean a full on review. The Ethical Hacker Network gets first dibs on it, since I got the class from them.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

It lives

So a couple of years ago, the box I built in 2003 died. Stupid user mistake. Don't use you're dive equipment as an air cleaner on a computer. Even if you have the air gun adapter.

when I did it, I traced the problem down to the video card. Ordered a new one, and even that didn't work.

I'm working on the WiFu stuff, and I was getting tired of the constant reboot mess between my normal OS and BackTrack3. Because of some other things running on the laptop, I couldn't get BT3 to work as a virtual and do what I needed it too.

So I figured I'd try to resurrected the dead. I got out an old Voodoo 3 video card. Nothing happened. Pulled everything out and it worked. Got a new video card last week. I've been trying the rebuild the box since. It was a busy weekend.

Anyway, there is still some taming to do, but I got the box up and running. After Saturday, I'll do some real playing around on it and try some different linux distributions.

So what is this box?

An old 32bit AMD with 1 gig memory (max for the mother board), and 1.1terabytes of accessible hard drive space. The video card is an nvida GeForce 6200 with 512 meg of memory.

The funniest thing, this box is faster with VNC over SSH than the laptop with more memory and a more powerful CPU. But really that's because of the video card. At least I'm convinced.