Started watching this mini-series, while slow at some points it’s pretty legit and to know where all the Texas cities got their names is cool. Brenden Frasier and his Indian son is epic haha. Mummy! “He’s got 3 scalps already, damn!”
If you haven’t seen it check it out, it’s intense and it’s FACT. It’s actually quite funny as well besides the fact they all got murdered at the Alamo and Goliad there are parts that are comic relieving. It would be sweet to have a house in the middle of the mountains.
Although we are familiar with the idea that hackers might be seeking our credit card numbers, bank accounts, and identity, some hackers are simply seeking the use of your computer. By infecting thousands, even millions, of computers around the world, they can create what is called a “botnet.”
A botnet is simply a network of compromised computers controlled by a single command and control center. I estimate that 30 to 50% of all consumer-level computers are part of one botnet or another.
This botnet can be used for many seemingly innocuous activities and many more malicious ones. Botnets can be used to send spam, crack passwords, conduct distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks, etc. In all cases, they are using system resources that are not available to you. You will likely detect your own system running sluggishly or erratically.
Let’s take a look at how we can detect if such a security breach has taken place on YOUR system.
To test a TCP/IP configuration by using the ping command
1. To quickly obtain the TCP/IP configuration of a computer, open Command Prompt, and then type ipconfig. From the display of the ipconfig command, ensure that the network adapter for the TCP/IP configuration you are testing is not in a Media disconnected state.
2. At the command prompt, ping the loopback address by typing ping 127.0.0.1.
3. Ping the IP address of the computer.
4. Ping the IP address of the default gateway.
If the ping command fails, verify that the default gateway IP address is correct and that the gateway (router) is operational.
5. Ping the IP address of a remote host (a host that is on a different subnet).
If the ping command fails, verify that the remote host IP address is correct, that the remote host is operational, and that all of the gateways (routers) between this computer and the remote host are operational.
This is very useful to know when troubleshooting networks, one of the most basic procedures.
Put simply, a Virtual Private Network, or VPN, is a group of computers (or discrete networks) networked together over a public network—namely, the internet. Businesses use VPNs to connect remote datacenters, and individuals can use VPNs to get access to network resources when they’re not physically on the same LAN (local area network), or as a method for securing and encrypting their communications when they’re using an untrusted public network.
When you connect to a VPN, you usually launch a VPN client on your computer (or click a link on a special website), log in with your credentials, and your computer exchanges trusted keys with a far away server. Once both computers have verified each other as authentic, all of your internet communication is encrypted and secured from eavesdropping.
The most important thing you need to know about a VPN: It secures your computer’s internet connection to guarantee that all of the data you’re sending and receiving is encrypted and secured from prying eyes.
Whether the VPNs you’re familiar with are the ones offered by your school or business to help you work or stay connected when you’re traveling or the ones you pay to get you watch your favorite shows in another country as they air, they’re all doing the same thing. For much more detail on what VPNs are, how they work, and how they’re used.
If you are about to explore Bitcoin, there are a few things you should know. Bitcoin lets you exchange money in a different way than with usual banks. As such, you should take time to inform yourself before using Bitcoin for any serious transaction. Bitcoin should be treated with the same care as your regular wallet, or even more in some cases!
IconSecuring your wallet
Securing your wallet
Like in real life, your wallet must be secured. Bitcoin makes it possible to transfer value anywhere in a very easy way and it allows you to be in control of your money. Such great features also come with great security concerns. At the same time, Bitcoin can provide very high levels of security if used correctly. Always remember that it is your responsibility to adopt good practices in order to protect your money.
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Bitcoin price is volatile
The price of a bitcoin can unpredictably increase or decrease over a short period of time due to its young economy, novel nature, and sometimes illiquid markets. Consequently, keeping your savings with Bitcoin is not recommended at this point. Bitcoin should be seen like a high risk asset, and you should never store money that you cannot afford to lose with Bitcoin.
Cool Android Emulator program I discovered, if you get tired of checking your phone while your on the PC you can pull up Bluestacks and run all your apps/programs/pokemon/instagram you name it while you surf the web. You can use Kies to respond to texts as well if you wish.
Just download & run it, then login with your normal gmail account and BAM your ready for android emulation action. You can also search google for android APK’s and run them if you want that are not locally sourced or use the own android search function. It runs 4.4 kitkat in Tablet form.
HTTP, or Hypertext Transfer Protocol, is one of the web standards familiar to most as the http:// at the beginning of a web address. HTTP protocol governs the connections between a user’s browser and the server hosting a website, invented by the father of the web Sir Tim Berners-Lee.
HTTP/2 is simply an update to the protocol, but is really a huge deal because the last time the HTTP specification was updated back in 1999. This means the HTTP/2 will be the first major update to the HTTP standard over the last 16 years, marking the largest change since 1999 when HTTP 1.1 was adopted that underpins the World Wide Web as we know it today. Read more
I was use to using a net book for Kali Linux or doing some penetration testing for home & work but I just came across the Pwn Phone/Pwn Pad. Basically a device that can do anything you want within the realms of network hacking through Kali/Linux/Penn Testing… I’ll post a youtube too of their official demo of it as well at the bottom- it’s funny in it’s own right.
You can purchase one for $1295 if you want here, or they have a guide on google that you can create your own, most are all done on Nexus 7 due to kernal open sourceness for about $300 all in.
I’ll be posting all my Lego builds on here too, this is my latest one I did which was part of the Lego Ideas set.
Lego Ideas sets are ones that people submit design’s to Lego and they get voted for and if they hit 10,000 backers they get approved by Lego then they have a chance to be put into production like this one, which is pretty cool.
Whether you work in a wired network office or a wireless one, one thing is common for both environments: It takes both network software and hardware (cables, routers, etc.) to transfer data from your computer to another—or from a computer thousands of miles away to yours.
And in the end, to get the data you want right to YOU, it comes down to addresses.
So not surprisingly, along with an IP address (which is networks software), there’s also a hardware address. Typically it is tied to a key connection device in your computer called the network interface card, or NIC. The NIC is essentially a computer circuit card that makes it possible for your computer to connect to a network.
An NIC turns data into an electrical signal that can be transmitted over the network. Read more