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Antivirus Breakdown

Posted by Sean McCall on July 27, 2011 at 9:09 AM Comments comments (0)


  • Kaspersky       64.95 1 Year 3 PCs
  • BitDefender    59.95 1 Year 3 PCs
  • F-Secure        59.99 1 Year 3 PCs


  • Panda             59.99 1 Year 1 PC
  • Symantec        49.99 1 Year 3 PCs
  • G Data            34.95 1 Year 1 PC


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"Worst Quarter in History for Malware Infections"

Posted by Sean McCall on July 11, 2011 at 10:01 AM Comments comments (0)

After viewing a few statistics from around the web, I came up with this pie chart to break down which malware infection methods have had the largest effect during this outbreak. Obviously Trojans have the majority. The simplest ways to avoid Trojans is not downloading from untrusted sources on the web, email or P2P, etc. Secondly, be sure to have an up-to-date antivirus with active file protection, meaning it is always scanning new fi...

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Old Linux Top Ten List

Posted by Sean McCall on July 5, 2011 at 4:34 PM Comments comments (0)

TOP 5 (6):







TOP 10 (13)







* = No 64-bit version

^ = CLI-based install

" = Lacking modern filesystems

Praising CLI (Command Line Interface)

Posted by Sean McCall on June 23, 2011 at 2:18 PM Comments comments (0)

Nothing beats being able to fully script exactly what you want to do, and that’s what the CLI is good for. A lot of the time it also lets you view things a GUI wouldn’t (Although should in a lot of cases). Running something via CLI usually has performance advantages as well, and unlike some GUIs (e.g. Explorer.exe) one hose up doesn’t prevent you from using everything else (e.g. A locked up file copy). One of the first things I do personally on a Windows box is force cmd.exe...

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Revamping the website/everything

Posted by Sean McCall on June 22, 2011 at 3:31 PM Comments comments (0)

I've noticed this site is becoming less of a trial-run venture and more of a professional eye-sore. That being said, I want to redo just about everything or move somewhere else. Webs still meets my needs, but that might quickly change. I'd like to start recording tutorials (Perhaps with CamStudio, I'm currently tweaking with it again) on how to use the apps in the Download section & upload them to my Youtube channel, which is also in the same state as the site. I also need to recreate the...

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How to crack WEP with BackTrack 5

Posted by Sean McCall on June 1, 2011 at 3:05 PM Comments comments (16)

1.)  Start monitor mode:


        Copy down interface

airmon-ng start (interface)

        If it says "mon0" or"wifi0" is used, this is your new interface

        If it says other things are running, type "kill (PID#)" for each


2.)  Injection test:

aireplay-ng -9 (interface)


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Quick Topic Ideas & Links

Posted by Sean McCall on February 4, 2011 at 12:52 PM Comments comments (0)

Router:  Wifi Channel, Security, DNS server (https://store.opendns.com/setup/router/), DNS Spoof (https://www.grc.com/dns/dns.htm)

Computer:  TCP/IP (http://www.speedguide.net/downloads.php), Sysinternals Autologon + Auto Logon & Lock (http://torch.freeweb7.com/autologon.html) - I should make a better installer/zip everything together for a simple download, etc., Services (what blackviper has wrong/what's best practice, etc.), Scheduled Tasks w/ Process Explorer + Preme, R...

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