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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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Kismet on Windows (without a drone)

It is possible to get Kismet to run on Windows without using a drone. How? Well first (and this is probably the killer) you need to have an AirPcap USB adapter and then you need to download Kismet for Windows.
What is AirPcap?
If you need to capture 802.11b/g packets in Windows, then AirPcap is your answer. … Read more »

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Remove your domain from AOL’s blacklist

A friend of mine has just had his employer’s Exchange server blacklisted by AOL, meaning anything from or to an aol address won’t go through. This often happens when people mistakenly flag legitimate mail as Spam in their AOL client or you leave your mail server as an Open Relay, opening a nice gateway for … Read more »

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GPG: There is no assurance this key belongs to the named user

In GnuPG, if you get an error saying “There is no assurance this key belongs to the named user” when trying to encrypt, you need to sign the public key.
You can sign the key by typing “gpg –sign-key user-id” at the command prompt.
Footnote: I came across this whilst migrating our e-commerce system to a … Read more »

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Innocent thumb drives?

Note: This was written a few months back. Unfortunately I forgot about it, and never published it until today.
How many times have you seen a misplaced USB flash drive, or any other removable media (CD-ROM, floppy) and just plugged it into your PC to see what’s on it or to find its owner?
An article over … Read more »