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Laughing at Linux: Command Line Basics (Part 1 of 5)

Linux command line basics

Oh yes.  yes.  yes yes.  It’s the Linux command line. Today is a fun day.  So here’s the deal.  We’re going to surmount your fear of Linux.   Contrary to popular belief the Linux command line isn’t an insuperable hurdle

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How to setup VirtualBox in Windows

Installing VirtualBox

Do you want to know one of my favorite programs of all time? Guess. Yup, it’s VirutalBox.  That’s because VirtualBox let’s me play with Mac OS X, Linux, Windows Server and almost any operating system for free.  But that’s not

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Start to finish: Cracking a Windows Server 2012 R2 Administrator account (Part 2 of 2)

Cracking Windows Server 2012 R2

In the previous guide I showed you how to steal password hashes from a Windows Server 2012 appliance. We saved the hash to a USB drive and are now sitting at our Kali Linux laptop back home in our basement.

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Start to finish: Cracking a Windows Server 2012 R2 Administrator account (Part 1 of 2)

Cracking Windows Server 2012 R2

I want you to imagine your best friend from college challenges you to a duel. Here’s the deal: you both graduated with honors from ivy league schools but your careers bifurcated down different paths.  You decided to work in corporate

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Fun with CUPP and Medusa in Kali Linux (Part 3 of 3)

Cracking passwords in Kali Linux

If you’ve been following my CUPP and Medusa series then you know how to use the Common User Passwords Profiler (CUPP) to create a carefully tuned password list that matches your victim’s personal data.  Furthermore, you know how to use Medusa to crack against that list

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