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The Hacker Mindset

We’ve all seen Hollywood’s depiction of hackers. Flashing graphics, strange clothing, all night soda binges. This fantastical display of the ‘hacker subculture’ provides very little insight into the technical aspects of hacking. Very little of what we see is remotely … Continue reading

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3rd party MSN problems

Yesterday I attempted to connect to my MSN account with pidgin and received the error “Unable to retrieve MSN Address Book.“  After a bit of research I found that Microsoft has prevaricated parts of the MSN protocol in turn for … Continue reading

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Gmail Vulnerability: All hype?

As far as I know this has not been patched yet. There is a very simple solution to monitoring this problem. Simply adding your own filter with an alternative email address. I just tested this and while the email is … Continue reading

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crackIt: aircrack-ng automated

I was playing around with my wireless network early today and realized I didn’t have the key written down near by where I was working. Rather than expending the effort of getting up and moving, I decided I’d just crack … Continue reading

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Hackers For Charity

In one of my recent HFC emails, I read the following: “This month, I thought that it would be fun to partner up with Hackers for Charity in order to raise money for the people of Uganda. The Academy has … Continue reading

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Google’s ‘Chrome’ released…

Google has recently released it’s browser ‘Chrome‘ for beta testing. After playing around with it a bit, I liked the shiny look of the interface, but it just doesn’t stack up to Firefox, yet. I do worry about the implications … Continue reading

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