Atom the hackable text editor

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Today I ran across a text editor over on GitHub called Atom that is just absolutely amazing in my book. It is also worth pointing out that there are a number of cross platform release such a Debian, Windows, Mac and more. I would suggest that if Atom sounds like something that you may be interested in then you should spend some time reading over the documentation. First Run Once you have installed Atom and you open it for the first time you are presented a dialog that both introduces Atom and what you can do with Atom. The latter …

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8 week self study bootcamp for security professionals

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It is important from time to time that we all revisit terminology. For this reason I have put together the following resources in the hopes of learning something new or at the very least bringing back things that we all have learned in years past. In the course of looking for material, I found a number of wonderful lectures from MIT and other various resources. Each of this lectures are licensed under the Creative Commons license. Each week is made up of related categories and there are typically anywhere from one to four topics for review. In the event you …

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Looking for a password or username cracking wordlist

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Every good white hat needs a number of solid wordlists in order to perform penetration testing. The list can come in very handy when performing brute force attacks. If you have a worlist that you would like to share, why not leave a comment for everyone to enjoy? Passwords, Dictionaries, and Wordlists CrackStation’s Password Cracking Dictionary: The list contains every wordlist, dictionary, and password database leak that I could find on the internet (and I spent a LOT of time looking). It also contains every word in the Wikipedia databases (pages-articles, retrieved 2010, all languages) as well as lots of …

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Ways to protect your identity on the Internet

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At the time of this article I have an IP Address of 89.239.207.81 and I would ask you if you have any idea where my Internet Service Provider (ISP) resides? I live in the United States and at this moment my Internet connection is coming from Denmark. As demonstrated from the Google Map, I am clearly sittingĀ  in Havdrup, Denmark however this is not true, well at least physically. My internet connection resides in Denmark why my physical location is within the United States. Here is the detailed information: IP Address: 89.239.207.81* City: Havdrup State: 20 Country: Denmark Latitude: 55.5333 …

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Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit explained

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What does the MAP toolkit do? The Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit 8.0 is an inventory, assessment, and reporting tool that helps you assess your current IT infrastructure and determine the right Microsoft technologies for your IT needs. The MAP toolkit uses Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI), Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS), SMS Provider, and other technologies to collect data in your environment and inventories computer hardware, software, and operating systems in small or large IT environments without installing any agent software on the target computers. The download is free, but it has a laundry list of prerequisites: .Net …

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