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Putty now supports Serial COM connections

This is pretty cool: Whilst searching for an alternative to HyperTerminal that supports Serial Port connections, I discovered that PuTTY now connects to Serial COM ports as well as the usual SSH/Telnet stuff 😀
As a business you can’t use HyperTerminal Private Edition unless you pay a licence fee; and now that Microsoft has removed HyperTerminal … Read more »

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Serial Settings for Dell Powervault 715n Console

If your Powervault NAS loses network connectivity or won’t boot into the OS, you’ll need to physically access it via the console port at the back. From there you can edit and upgrade the BIOS, run a recovery boot (boots the OS from another drive) and perform hardware diagnostics.
Here’s the settings you’ll need for HyperTerminal:
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Poor Usability in SWAT

As I will be leaving Crownhill at some point, I set up SWAT on our SAMBA server to reduce some of the technical and administrative burden on the company until a replacement is found. Whilst briefly showing the MD how to use it, we discovered a huge usability flaw – the Delete share button not … Read more »

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Cracking WEP with aircrack-ptw in Windows with AirPcap and Cain

Every time you deploy a WEP Access Point, a fluffy kitty dies.
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Recently a team of German cryptography researchers perfected methods to recover a WEP key faster than ever before. The older Weak IV attacks generally needed between 500,000 and 2,000,000 packets to recover a 128-bit WEP key. In contrast, the new PTW method needs a … Read more »

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Aircrack-PTW for Windows

Update
As of version 0.9, the aircrack-ng suite natively supports the PTW attack. Download it here. To invoke the PTW attack in aircrack-ng, run it with the -z switch: aircrack-ng.exe -z mycapturefile.cap.
A French chap has compiled Aircrack-PTW for Windows. This is great for anyone using the AirPcap adapter to inject packets in Windows, as the new … Read more »