Kali Gnome Desktop – View Trash and Home icons and delete using the “Delete” key

There are two things that bother me a little when using Kali with Gnome Desktop. There is no Trash icon on the Desktop and the need of pressing ctrl+del to send a file or directory to the Trash. If you feel the same way read the following lines to solve it. - Showing Trash and […]

Posted on May 10, 2014 at 12:52 by Samuel · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Connecting the Raspberry Pi to an old (or not so) VGA monitor.

I have an old 15 inch VGA monitor optimized for a 1024x768 resolution which I have not used for a while. I thought it would be great to use it with my Raspi because it is quite small size, old and it creates that "retro" atmosphere that I love. But the thing  is not as […]

Posted on November 17, 2013 at 21:21 by Samuel · Permalink · 14 Comments
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Recovering router password using Burp Suite dictionary attack

Few weeks ago, during cleaning up, I found an old access point/router. I wanted to attach it to my network and do some tests, but I did not remember the password for configuring it through its web access page. I knew it had to be some default user/password but I did not succeed in my […]

Posted on August 26, 2013 at 23:08 by Samuel · Permalink · 7 Comments
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TP-LINK TL-WN725N v2 working on Raspberry Pi (Raspbian)

When I bought my Raspberry Pi I also ordered this tiny usb wifi adapter (TP-LINK TL-WN725N) in order to play with my raspi everywhere. I got this adapter because  I read it worked out of the box, it was cheaper than others and it supported WiFi-N. As you may guess I am writing this post […]

Posted on August 16, 2013 at 13:05 by Samuel · Permalink · 183 Comments
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Blackbuntu: Failed to fetch http://deb.torproject.org/torproject.org/dists/maverick/…

If you're using Blackbuntu nowadays you might have found the following error lines when you execute apt-get update: W: Failed to fetch http://deb.torproject.org/torproject.org/dists/maverick/main/source/Sources.gz 404 Not Found W: Failed to fetch http://deb.torproject.org/torproject.org/dists/experimental-maverick/main/binary-i386/Packages.gz 404 Not Found The thing is that maverick is not longer supported in the tor's repositories and it's been replaced by lucid. So we […]

Posted on July 1, 2012 at 09:34 by Samuel · Permalink · 3 Comments
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Enabling sshd in Backtrack 5

By default sshd is not enabled in Backtrack 5 but of course is installed. Just run this command: sshd-generate And now we can start the service, choose one of the following ways:  service ssh start /etc/init.d/ssh start start ssh Done. Service is listening on port 22. You can access using root/toor. You can change the […]

Posted on March 26, 2012 at 18:42 by Samuel · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Update metasploit through http proxy

This was a feature that many people requested for long time. In previous versions of metasploit, msfupdate didn't allow us to use proxies. Now that is based on subversion, we can do it. I'll show you how using Backtrack 5. Although we configured the proxy using the Network Proxy Preferences window in gnome: And therefore […]

Posted on January 10, 2012 at 12:11 by Samuel · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Auto login and startx in Backtrack 5

Let's face it, we all use tty1 to login as root/toor and launch startx... so why not boot automatically into our favorite desktop environment? In the following lines I'll explain how to achieve this in three simple steps. Step 1: Install mingetty. We need a small application that allows us to auto login as the […]

Posted on December 30, 2011 at 17:31 by Samuel · Permalink · 5 Comments
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Connecting to WPA/WPA2 PSK network using command line

When we want to connect to a wireless network protected using WPA/WPA2 schema using command line we cannot use iwconfig to achieve it. We need to use a "supplicant" program. The most common is wpa_supplicant. To use this program we need to provide it a config file, so let's do it. Create a new file […]

Posted on November 13, 2011 at 12:03 by Samuel · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Make ipw2200 works in BT5

I like to use an old laptop in which I've installed BT5. From being an useless thing inside a closet it has become a wonderful tool for me nowadays. Although I've a neat Alpha AWUS036H card,  it was reasonable that I wanted that its internal ipw2200bg card worked too. That is something that doesn't happen […]

Posted on October 22, 2011 at 17:36 by Samuel · Permalink · 12 Comments
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