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  1. yeah... there's something weird with this story. Only the programmer has a login name and password? Nobody else? Maybe we could trace Betty and Holly and ask them for their password Forget that, lets take a page from the Wargames playbook... make a dossier on the dead guy. Find out the programmers home address, phone number, date of birth, and don't forget about his dead son Joshua P.S. I'm only half kidding... it might work and a dictionary attack can't replicate that.
  2. I recently upgraded to the LG-VX9900 and was wondering if anyone else had this one. I'd like to hear any phreaky suggestions you guys might have for this beauty. I've messed around with it a little and I must say I'm mostly impressed. I've poked around the admin service menu a bit by hitting menu and then using the service code of 0000000. I don't quite understand all the test features and what not. Has anyone else played with this? I've also been using Mobile Web a bit and was wondering if anyone knows of a way to download files from the WAP browser to the SDcard (I put a 1gb one in the phone). I've also been looking around howard forums to see if there was anyway to hookup this phone via bluetooth/data cable to a laptop for internet access. I've seen a lot on the older models, but I haven't seen anything conclusive. Before I go out and buy bluetooth gear, has anyone had any experience with this? Finally, I now have about three old cell phones lying around and was wondering what everyone else does with theirs. Are there any projects that can be undertaken to make use of these things? One phone I did give to a family member who has refused to join the 21st century and get a cell. That way they at least have the ability to dial 911 if their stranded. That one takes a SIM card and I did unlock it, so I might take it back and replace it with one of the spare CDMA phones I have. I look forward to your guys input.
  3. EDIT: Doh! Didn't read the last post correctly.
  4. At the risk of sounding simple, did you try some educated guessing against those usernames aghaster came up with? I can't imagine an old in-house database had any password complexity requirement. I'd be willing to bet your odds are probably as good if not better doing that versus a brute force dictionary attack. Don't suppose Betty or Holly are still with the company? Good luck with it.
  5. I'm pretty sure all the defense/law enforcement related agencies have student programs like this. Just go directly to their website(s) and look for student opportunities. If you go to http://www.intelligence.gov they've got a bunch of links there.
  6. I'm not going to Defcon Natas, but have you checked out the Tropicana? It's down by all the major casinos and it's hotel price beats them all most of the time. It does jump up on the weekends like most places though. For a decent place on a weekend you might try the Orleans. It's off the strip and not the most happening place, but it's probably the best deal you'll find on a weekend other than staying on the old (shitty) strip. If I remember right they run some sort of transport between there and the "Coast Casinos". You might be able to mix and match that with a short taxi ride. Hope it works out for ya.
  7. Is this kit geared towards systems prior to Vista? I haven't really screwed around with Vista much and quite frankly don't have any great desire to have a system that runs it. All the same I did do some software installation for a friend recently who runs Vista and I noticed the system prompted the user for action every time a program attempted to run. Would this catch binded executables or programs attempting to run without user authorization? I guess my real question would be whether Vista is more resistant to the typical Windows based trojan than it's predecessors? Likewise, when it comes to malware that targeted XP and prior, can Vista be targeted the same RATs? Security aside, Vista just seemed bloated as hell to me in the short hour I used it.
  8. Being able to sniff keystrokes would obviously have some benefits, but the practicality doesn't seem to match up. I imagine one could build a device that will passively monitor the frequency (900mhz or 2.4ghz?), but... how do you interpret what your intercepting? Furthermore, from a quick google search, I see that some keyboards claim to offer encryption. http://www.fentek-ind.com/rf-wireless-keyboard.htm So lets just say for the sake of argument, you had such a device and the encryption is easily broken. You still need to be within 50-100ft unobstructed to have any chance of intercepting, albeit closer the better. Now of course if you could plant this device and it could perhaps "phone home" somehow, it might come in handy. If you have the ability to get that close and personal with the target machine, other methods are less costly and far simpler. The link above showed that you still have either a PS2 or USB connector plugging into the machine, so the obvious answer is just use a hardware PS2 or USB keyboard sniffer. Sadly while the PS2 devices are relatively inexpensive, the USB ones are up there. Last time I looked a USB one goes for a good $200. To make matters worse, PS2 is quickly fading into the sunset, so to be effective you need one of those USB devices.
  9. Oh I'm planning on it... but I think like quite a few other people, I'd like to keep at least one MS Windows box around for compatibility reasons with various pieces of software. The question is how long one can hang onto the existing MS OSs before being sucked into the Vista blackhole. I'd also say that in my last post I made an incorrect statement. I failed to differentiate between Vista capable and Vista ready. What I meant to say was people will probably be going out to get Vista ready machines. With prices being where they are, it's much easier to just go out an buy a new machine if one is gungho about upgrading to that system than to suffer through lesser hardware and running it.
  10. I can't remember the name of the specific software, but you should be able find either freeware or shareware software on download.com for this type of thing. Try searching for website downloading or something of that nature. I remember years ago I was an office gopher for a summer and the boss was amazed that I could download an entire website of the competition for his perusing offline. While this was a long time ago, even then that office was way behind the times with a single internet machine with dialup.
  11. Windows 2000 Professional falls into the "Business/Developer Software" category, so "extended support" (which basically means just critical security updates) is still in effect until 2010. Microsoft doesn't offer "extended support" for any of their "Consumer/Hardware/Multimedia" products, so the lifecycle of those is only 5 years. http://support.microsoft.com/gp/lifecycle#...ecycle%20Policy http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?...esupsps#Windows Ok, good to know. I was a little confused at first by the policies listed on the links you gave though. So just so I have this straight... Since Windows 2000 SP 4 was generally available 26-Jun-2003, then security patches and the like will no longer be available after 26-Jun-2008? Even switching up to XP on a box running that would be pretty futile since support for XP home/pro SP2 will end in September 2009. I guess the other issue I would raise is, how dangerous would it be to be cruising around the net with a machine that doesn't have security patches issued anymore? If you put in place a good firewall, AVS, anti-malware software, and good third party browser like Firefox, would that be enough for an ordinary user to have peace of mind? With the heavy duty hardware requirements of Vista, I think a good many people around the world will be using 2000 and/or XP for a long time to come. My other prediction is that in the next few years, we're going to see a lot of free/cheap computers up for grabs when people buy a new machine in order to be Vista capable.
  12. Which LiveCD has a secure erase tool?
  13. Aside from what everyone else said... Windows 2000 might be a better choice for a Win98 box. It'll probably better meet the specifications for the OS and works just as fine in my book. I've got an XP machine and two Win2k machines. Personally I kind of like Win2k better. If I understand correctly, Windows will have patches for it right into 2010 as of now. On my oldest machine I run Win2k now (300hmz, 64mb) and it works ok. I don't really use it for anything other than being a few extra gigs of storage and a print server though. Also use it to test out windows exploits and the like... sort of an experimental machine. I would have went the the Linux route, but it's a Compaq which seems to have a lot of proprietary issues. Oddly enough, I ran into an article about a guy who had the same machine and went out installing redhat on it back in 2000 or so (this machine dates back to 97 or 98 if I remember right). He had one hell of a time with it, so I really haven't bothered. I even looked into upgrading the RAM, but I think that may be some sort of proprietary deal too, because Compaq was the only one who had it available for me and the price was ridiculous. Something like 80 bucks for an additional 64mb stick. If anyone has any linux recommendations for a box with those specs I'd be happy to hear them. I think the model was Compaq Presario 2266, but I'd have to double check. EDIT: I spoke too soon... http://www.memorystock.com/Compaq-presario-desktop.htm Not to hijack the thread, but what would you guys do with this machine at these prices. For 10-20 bucks I can upgrade to 128mb... for 60 bucks or so I could upgrade 256mb. I just kind of wonder whether going with the full upgrade would be kind of like putting lipstick on a pig.
  14. Their typically coded in Assembly or C if that helps you any. This might also be worth looking at as well http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operating_system
  15. Use DVDShrink and save the results to your harddrive. Then burn the VIDEO_TS and AUDIO_TS folders to a DVD using whatever burning software you usually use.