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Two ways to respond to the recent CIA and Vault7 Wikileaks exposures

In case you’ve been living in a cave without electricity for a few days, on March 7th, 2017, WikiLeaks leaked a collection of almost 9,000 documents allegedly from the CIA related to a project known as Vault7.  The CIA issued an

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How to become a hacker

The Weekend Penetration Testing Lab Creation Bootcamp

Have you ever wondered how to become a hacker? How are the bad guys breaching organizations and not getting caught?  Okay, maybe you’ve seen some videos online but the truth is the only way you’ll learn how to hack is

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How to lock your Mac like you did on your PC

“Hey Vonnie, can you come here for a sec?  I need you to help me with something” As I get up to leave my Windows 8.1 PC, I instinctively press Windows Key + L which automatically flips the lock screen

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How to connect your GNS3 lab to the internet in Mac OS X

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Today I’m going to show you how to break GNS3 out of your virtual world into the real world of the internet. GNS3 is a great resource for anyone who needs access to live Cisco gear but doesn’t have the money

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How to disable the HD iSight webcam on your Mac

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Have you ever wondered if someone might be illicitly staring back at you through your webcam; watching your every move; all without your knowledge?  Cynics have known this for ages, but people who generally trust humanity might be surprised.  Yes, there

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