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Decrypting WPA with AirPcap in Windows

When AirPcap was first released, only WEP decryption was supported. However, with the release of Wireshark 0.99.5 it is possible to decrypt WPA packets with the AirPcap adapter in Windows. Here’s how…

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Free Enterprise Search

If you follow this blog, you’ll know that I recently setup an Ubuntu box running Samba with a 2.7TB Raid5 array. Its job is to replace one of our 300GB Dell PowerVault 715N NAS boxes which has become full.
Finding files on our previous 300GB PowerVault was nothing short of a nightmare and, with such a … Read more »

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Windows XP won’t hibernate: Insufficient System Resources Exist to Complete the API

After upgrading my laptop to 1.5GB of RAM, it began to frequently refuse to Hibernate, giving an error message in the system tray reading: “Insufficient System Resources Exist to Complete the API”.
Digging around, I found this Microsoft Knowledgebase article, along with a patch, which, insanely, isn’t available on Windows Update. Grr!
It seems the problem is … Read more »

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Windows XP won’t hibernate: Insufficient System Resources Exist to Complete the API

After upgrading my laptop to 1.5GB of RAM, it began to frequently refuse to Hibernate, giving an error message in the system tray reading: “Insufficient System Resources Exist to Complete the API”.
Digging around, I found this Microsoft Knowledgebase article, along with a patch, which, insanely, isn’t available on Windows Update. Grr!
It seems the problem is … Read more »

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Strange network behaviour on XP

This is a curiousity rather than a true solution. This morning, on booting his PC, a colleague found his PC refused to browse websites and (apparently) would not connect to any network shares, yet it could FTP to an external website and ping/tracert google.com. After booting XP, and entering user details (“loading your personal … Read more »