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  1. What did you select at the options screen? Does the screen refresh/flicker before it hangs? Try booting off backtrack on a usb stick.
  2. In Linux, the two of the most useful commands I know are 'man' and 'apropos'. 'man' displays the manual for a given command and even for c standard library functions. To use, just type "man command-you-want-help-with". 'apropos' searches the man pages for commands related to key words you are searching for. For more info just look at "man man" and "man apropos". As for telnet, it is rarely used anymore and has been replaced by ssh. ssh has the functionality of telnet in addition to encryption and a variety of other neat features like x-forwarding, port-forwarding, ... As for port scanning, you should look at nmap.
  3. I'd like to start going to maryland meetings,also.Is anyone else interested? We only had 1 meeting. There were only two people there and we decided that Union Station was a poor meeting place. I went inactive and the meeting died completely. Contact me if you are still interested.
  4. This conclusion is flawed. Just because A leads to B, does not automatic mean that if you have B you can reverse it to A. Hash functions are deterministic - meaning that two identical or equivalent inputs will generate the same hash value. I can have an infinite amount of different inputs 'Collection A' that will generate 'hash B'. Meaning that if you know 'hash B' you don't know which of the infinite inputs of 'Collection A' was used to create that 'B'. example hash function: function hash(input){ return "a"; } Your logic of "a hashing function, the output is a straightforward function of the input, so we can reverse it." only applies to a function which has a single unique output for every (infinite amout of) possible inputs. example: function func(input){ return input & "a"; } //edit: Note, I have not downloaded/read the attachment Correct me if I am wrong, but it is not really a deterrent to have multiple things hash to the same value. If every element in collection A hashes to B, then you would only have to find one element of collection A(for the purposes of password cracking, etc..). The reason that hashing is usually referred to as a one way function is because it takes very little calculation to get from A to the hash of A but a lot more calculation to get from the hash of A to any element that would have the same hash as A.
  5. I am interested as well.
  6. hackerslab.org went down a long time ago. I found it a few years ago; it died just as I got to like level 3.
  7. This is a reminder that the next meeting is this Friday! Union Station @ 2pm
  8. This is the reply from Tech Support: The problem is that I can't find the .rom to flash the BIOS with. I think I can find the rom image if i can find my motherboard name. --------------EDIT----------------- Never mind, i found it. I have flashed the BIOS and it restored the user access to full access but did not wipe the passwords. That is acceptable.
  9. I have tried that, it does not accept the supervisor password as the user password. I am pretty sure that I have been entering the correct supervisor password because I was asked to enter it twice when setting it. I don't want to sent it back to reset the password yet; I would like to pursue other options first.
  10. I just got my new laptop (M50Vm-b1) and set the supervisor BIOS password and the user BIOS password. I then set the BIOS user access to "view only". From this point on I cannot change any settings in BIOS because it never asks me to enter the supervisor password. I have ran tools to find the motherboard name so that I could download the BIOS ROM image from asus and flash the BIOS but I have been unsuccessful (motherboard name=unknown). Please help me either flash BIOS or use the supervisor user in BIOS.
  11. the page convinced me there for a second it's pretty good the link will be edited to show the true url -E The real address is: http://h1.ripway.com/acedaarcher/BinRev/index.html
  12. 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  13. I am thinking about buying a bare bones laptop and customizing it to save money. I have built custom desktops before so I don't think I will have too many problems assembling the laptop. I don't need too much storage (I think I would even be happy with 80GB) but I do want a good processor and memory with a decent graphics card. I am going of to college so this laptop will have to replace my desktop (run multiple virtual machines, some gaming, and other resource intensive tasks). So far I have picked the following parts: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16819111001 - processor http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16820227251 - ram http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16822148307 - hard drive http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16856172001 - bare bones laptop
  14. No, pgp is not just for encrypting e-mails. If you can encrypt the text you send in an e-mail why wouldn't you be able to use it to encrypt regular files? However, I would recommend using TrueCrypt. Also, if your files are encrypted, why would you need a special way to delete them (especially since TrueCrypt provides plausible deniability). Anyway, I would have to agree with Ohm that writing random data over a file is good enough.
  15. How did the meeting go, and when is the next one? It was just me, myself, and I . Like I said, the next meeting will be the third Friday of next month (Aug 15th). If no one responds to this thread, I will try to contact people that posted in the past two weeks before the meeting.