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  1. Using a netbook for work has become a great convenience for me. Only two big problems with netbooks at the moment (yeah, sure there are more, but these are the most annoying for me): the Atom is not an ideal CPU for daily needs, being moderately to extremely under-powered for a lot of daily use and the screen resolution is way too low. After reading about the dual-core AMD Neo X2 I immediately ebayed my old netbook for a Toshiba Satellite T110/T130. The biggest downside with this Toshiba, for me, was the only available o/s was Windows 7. Unfortunately, I use a lot of apps that require Windows XP, so an XP downgrade was necessary. Looking around the net there were really no guides to performing the downgrade, just a lot of people looking for assistance. After a few hiccups, and a lot of searching for drivers, XP is now installed with 99% of the hardware working. The first step was to get an SSD installed. The Toshiba came from the factory with a 5400RPM hdd. Put simply, the SSD option was just way overpriced, so an SSD was purchased separately. The install, though voiding the warranty, was fairly straight forward besides the fact some new tools were needed: a small torx wrench and some needle nose vice-grips. The need for vice-grips was because I managed to strip one of the screws attaching the HDD. The first thing to get XP installed is to get SATA drivers working in XP. While most OEM versions of XP (from Dell, Asus, etc..) have sata support they're sketchy at best with the direct to consumer xp releases. I choose to slipstrean the drivers into a custom XP install using nLite. Details on this are another how-to unto itself; google is your friend here. Now that XP is sata aware there is one other adjustment must be made before XP can see the ssd. In the BIOS of the Toshiba sata support must be set to compatibility mode. After that is done the WinXP Installer should recognize all sata disks. Getting all the hardware working was just a matter of combing the net for compatible drivers. Below is a synopsis of each piece of hardware followed by a link to download them all in a rar file. Video: working this was the easiest, just went to ATI's site and downloaded xp drivers for the Radeon HD 3200. Wlan: working found drivers for the RTL8187se chipset at Realtek's site Ethernet: working Athereos ar8132 from MSI's site. Sound: partially working got the contexant chipset drivers from Toshiba's site from a notebook that had xp downgrade options. yet to try and get HDMI audio working; I'd rather the thing had a PC Express card slot instead of an HDMI port. SD reader: working got really lucky with this and tried some Realtek drivers that worked. here is a rar file containing all the drivers mentioned above. Hope some you who were having trouble find this. P.S. if you'd like to run Linux, the Ubuntu install works out of the box after the restricted drivers are enabled.
  2. 3 Projects:

    - India AWS API / PHP stuff

    - Greece PHP online network utilities page

    - USA west coast Linux VPS config
    I need plan this shit better! First pizza then SLEEP. 

  3. Unsure what is worse: playing with WordPress sites or a severe case of diarrhea. :-/

    1. tekio



      diarrhea == food in -> shit out

      WordPres == shit in -> shit out.


      Basic Computer Science 101!  ;-)

  4. Currently reading: Web bots, Spiders, and Screen Scrapers. :-)

  5. #3 Dangeruss: only 3 picks in over 350 attempts. Looks like that guy did his homework. Go Hawks!

  6. Sipping bourbon, writing code, and wishing binrev people a Happy Gobble, Gobble day.

  7. 1) Make sure your SSH key is not compromised 2) Anything illegal that makes you worthy of NSA / FBI / CIA computing resources. At one time the U.S. Federal Government kept Cray Research in business by building GIANT clusters and grids of super computers. I'd be willing to bet these agencies could crack your SSH key in hours (if not immediately through a backdoor). 3) DNS could depend on the operating system, the easiest way is to use Wireshark to see if the kernel of the O/S is performing DNS resolution with default DNS servers. Someone else may want to chime in for Linux or OS X, but for Windows by design apps will look in: 1 - DNS Cache 2 - hosts file 3 - use the Windows DNS Service (which contacts the default DNS server) 4 - send out a LAN based NetBios broadcast looking for a local or domain host You could use DNS in some far off land. For example, I doubt say.... Jamaica has DNS servers that compile and log your DNS requests like say.... Google Public DNS,
  8. What ever happened to the old black and green binrev? That was and awesome design. :)

    1. tekio
    2. JCSwishMan33


      Oooooh... Like an oldie-vintage dumb terminal type of color scheme?


      That WOULD be cool.

    3. tekio


      Probably on waybackmachine or another archive. BinRev had a pretty awesome guy doing graphics early 2000ish. He had kind of a techno/grunge style. He is probably making bank now, however... VERY talented person.

  9. Does anyone really read the first 30 pages of a book that explain the book? Maybe I've just gotten good at baptism by fire when reading a book?  

    1. tekio


      The Book of Mormon makes really great kindling.  Those pages will get a fire stoked damn quickly and the flames keep evil away. :-)

  10. Tekio 2016:

    • Apache License Xfinity infrastructure 
    • nuke opposition of net neut. 
    • all settings on leased TelCo/ISP equipment accessible OR 1) no lease fee can be charged. 2) they need to pay monthly royalties  to the open source community for kernels their devices are running on.  
  11. OWASP is pretty reputable. WEBGOAT is pretty cool. I've loaded it in a V.M. and it was a learning experience. Teaches developers the basics of how their web-apps get pwned. Also teaches future security analysts how to perform auditing. When I played around with it, most things were very basic. The big vuln was an easy SQLi. However, it has advanced of the past few years. Worth looking into, and installing then following the lessons. If you're new, it's okay to peak at the the challenges as you still learn something...
  12. We have SuperMicro Servers running at work. I think they are assumed to be stowed away in a backroom somewhere when designed.. A room where the Administrator may, or may not have the gumption to calculate wattage, airflow and temperature for a server room. ;-) Ours are really loud as well. But they are under load 24/7 - so I'm glad they report goods temps when I chart diagnostics every morning, :-) Sounds like a nice box, Glitch.
  13. trojan

    They are referred to as RATs, Remote Access Trojan. Trojan comes from the term Trojan Horse. Back in the AOL (or AO Hell), they were packaged as Punters, Flooders or MailBombs. As mentioned - not really hacking unless you're programming them yourself and finding ways to evade malware scans. Things like Sub7 are little apps that allow for administration operations on a Windows box. Various things like: editing the registry, taking screen shots, logging key strokes, retrieving passwords, sniffing sockets, etc... Then reporting this information by "phoning home". Defining "trojan", Remote Administration Tool, Spyware, Remote Access Tool; is really up to Malware scanning companies and intended use. For a while, the best backdoors were hacked version s of VNC (without an installer) with a few Microsoft remote tools found in Windows Sever Resource Kits. Its best to use things made for legitimate purposes and retool them for what one needs. If an executable is digitally signed by Microsoft it is usually automatically trusted by default in a lot host-based Firewalls and A.V. scanners.
  14. Put your Windows install disk in and follow the installer. Be sure to repartition in the installer. IF you don't have a Windows installer you can do some research and download and official MS ISO and make a USB installer in Linux. If you laptop has a Windows OEM License sticker on the bottom you can use the key on that. On newer laptops the key is sometimes just loaded into the UEFI firmware or BIOS and will automatically be detected from an OEM installer. Sometimes the Acer will have an ISO download of their OEM or you can call tech support and ask for installer disks. New computers assume you will never upgrade the HD/SSD or want to reinstall from scratch, thus hardly ever ship with install discs anymore. Otherwise you just may need to pay for a new Windows license. There is a chance you can boot into a recovery partition and install windows from there. Doing the research is on you, however. Nobody will spend an hour to fix your computer for you. Hope that helps. :-)
  15. Cant' Windows Phone I.E. stream music? Safari and Chrome have been able to it for years? Maybe get yourself a copy of Visual Studio and make your own apps. Obviously there is a market for Windows phones somewhere. At one point M.S. was paying developers to make apps for Windows Phone.
  16. Congrats to the Cubs! I know they have a fan on BinRev.

  17. It probably uses TCP/IP stack fingerprinting. Different operating systems use different default parameters in the way they send a DCHP request. Like: how many requests, timeout in requests, response timeouts, flags set. To hide the o/s you could just set a static IP address. However, still, other TCP/IP parameters can be monitored in broadcast traffic and matches with known finger prints. There are some parameters that can be changed: in Linux when compiling the kernel or in /proc/sys. Windows stores some in the registry. To anser all your questions requires some research and you will probably need to do that for yourself. As for Aruba OS - there should be a hardware compatibility list. It probably uses the FreedBSD or Linux kernel. So you can find out what kernel it uses and hardware support for that kernel. Once I got to reading "Aruba" networks, and saw no download link. I'm guessing this Aruba O/S costs at least a few thousand dollars to implement and they will want another few grand shelled out for the slightest training. You'll save yourself some hard earned dollars by research "TCP / IP Stack Finger Printing" and taking the time of looking into some good open source tools.
  18. I'm really liking my WRT1200AC. OfficeDepot had them on sale for 99.00. :-) I think the 1900 AC are 199.00
  19. Xfinity HotSpots are jamming the 2.4Ghz range. Where is the FCC to protect consumers who oppose this? 

  20. Please post your research when completed? This sounds really interesting. Thought it wouldn't work for you, but just thought I'd bring in up. More as being inquisitive. :-)
  21. Thinking that using a Linux is the only way to keep privacy intact at this point in tech life. Long live Tux! 
    1. dinscurge


      maybe :P what about dem site breaches like the hosting for linux mint, ubuntu forums. i mean  anything affiliated with a company in the us probably not free from possible gov inquiries same as google and who ever else. soo.. probably more obscure stuff where less of a target for hacks and stuff on a userbase basis, or a roll your own

    2. tekio


      Dins, no offense, but I see your tech level at about a script-kiddie with potential. Nothing you post has earned tons of respect from me. Sorry - but honesty presents the best outcome at times. :-)

    3. dinscurge




      was saying the distro of choice makes a difference, being say cononical had that spyware thing where they gave information to amazon, or linux mint had their servers compromised, and had the iso replaced with one which had been modified.


      would probably lean towards more strictly community based, or a roll your own(lfs), but mainly researching the distro in question, the default configuration(s) they are not at all created equally, assuming one wanted to be certain it was spyware free/secure.

  22. OH... I see. Now I understand why scratchy was always looking for WinXP. Haha
  23. Oh... War Dialing? Hahaha.. Yes - he wants an older laptop or one with a serial port. Make sure it doesn't have a "win modem". A cheaper one where the modem manufacturer left a lot of functionality to the operating system and software. When I was doing this stuff, used an IBM thinkpad t30: http://www.ebay.com/bhp/ibm-t30-laptop EDIT: my favorite was iWar on Linux: https://sourceforge.net/projects/iwar/ I just installed Ubuntu (I think Ubuntu 9 or 10) or Debian Woody natively on the T30, did an apt-get update && apt-get install iwar and it just worked. Much easier than playing with Windows Micro-Kernel drivers. :-)
  24. Why not buy an older laptop off eBay with a builtin modem? What is Auto-Janning? You may need to figure out what software you want to use and what modem chipsets it supports. Pretty much forgot everything I knew about modems. But if you use the search feature BinRev contains a lot of information about modems. I've made a few posts years ago... EDIT: there are now USB modems, but these may not work with older software that expect a standard serial port. There are libraries that convert these to something that will work through USB. But it may be easier to just get an older laptop with a builtin modem or real serial port.