Tutorial on Nmap and Zenmap

  • March 21, 2017
  • Mike Weaver

I can’t give you a full blown tutorial on Nmap as it’s super long. What I’ll do instead is give you enough instructions to map an entire network, and the provide some “additional reading” you can use at the end. This should teach you the basics of Nmap and Zenmap.

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Add Xbox One Controller to Android/Nexus 5

  • December 15, 2015
  • Mike Weaver
A week an a half ago I bought an Xbox One controller to use with a FireTV 2. I’ve heard wonderful things about the Moonlight app for android and I wanted to play PC games from my couch. I loaded it up, and promptly found that there is a bug in Amazon’s FireTV 2 that doesn’t allow the USB Host Permission prompt to appear. Well, I know that the Linux Xpad Kernel module has been recently updated to support the Xbox One controller, so I figured that could just add native support for the Xbox One controller through the kernel itself.

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CSAW CTF 2014 – Forensics 200 – Fluffy No More

  • September 24, 2014
  • Mike Weaver

This year I had a little bit of time to participate in NYU Poly’s Cyber Security Annual Capture the Flag event. I didn’t have much time to solve a ton of the challenges, but I did take a good look at 3 of them. Two of which I was able to solve. The third, I got everything but the very last step.

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CSAW CTF 2014 – Forensics 200 – Obscurity

  • September 24, 2014
  • Mike Weaver

This year I had a little bit of time to participate in NYU Poly’s Cyber Security Annual Capture the Flag event. I didn’t have much time to solve a ton of the challenges, but I did take a good look at 3 of them. Two of which I was able to solve. The third, I got everything but the very last step.

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CSAW CTF 2014 – Forensics 200 – why not sftp?

  • September 24, 2014
  • Mike Weaver

This year I had a little bit of time to participate in NYU Poly’s Cyber Security Annual Capture the Flag event. I didn’t have much time to solve a ton of the challenges, but I did take a good look at 3 of them. Two of which I was able to solve. The third, I got everything but the very last step.

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The Quest for the Best Image Backup

  • August 4, 2014
  • Mike Weaver

At work, we use an imaging software named Altiris. It’s all fun and dandy but, dang, it’s complicated. It seems to work really well for our Windows guys, but it does not seem to handle my linux filesystems very well. It appears to be a file-based backup software and it doesn’t understand ext3. So, to fix that, I’m starting on the quest to find the best backup solution for the Linux Machines I’ll be managing.

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Remove GPT

  • July 23, 2014
  • Mike Weaver

I just started a new job working in a department as their head “Linux” guy and I’ve been setting up my work machine to connect to all their different protocols, programs, etc. After I got my main linux partition up and running on the fancy SSD drive they provided me, I installed Windows 7 onto a portion of the second, slower, drive in the case. I’m planning on setting up an ESXi host on one of the unused Rack servers here and that makes it a necessity. It’s also nice to have a Windows machine available if needed.

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