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My privacy concerns with Windows 10 and 4 ways to fix them.

Yippie Kai Yay.  Windows 10 is officially in the house. You know how I used to feel about Windows 10.  You know how to install Windows 10 in VirtualBox, You know about the security features in Windows 10.  You know about

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Cracking Windows Passwords (Part 2 of 2)

Cracking Windows Passwords

In the previous post I shared the inside scoop on hashes and methods of password extraction.  But there was one thing missing I didn’t tell you how to get the hash!  Today I’m going to enumerate four common ways to grab the

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Crypto Hypno: Cryptography basics (Part 3 of 5)

Crypto Hypno

In the first article you learned about encryption basics.  In the second part, I showed you the difference between symmetric and asymmetric encryption.  And now you’ve graduated to the hypnotizing world of hashing. We’re going to talk about data integrity and

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3 simple time saving tricks in Active Directory

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Active Directory has always captivated me.  I know that sounds silly but it’s true. When I was still a young buck in college, I remember logging into the computer lab and hearing rumors how the machines were “locked down” by the

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How to make the delete key on a Mac act like a PC

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My primary computer is a Windows 8.1 Pro PC but I’ve had to pack it away in storage for a few weeks so I’ve been using a Macbook Air running Mac OS X Yosemite.  And this is the thing: I

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