Security

Setting up DVWA

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DVWA ( http://www.dvwa.co.uk/ ) is a very useful tool for learning about web-based security. This is not just useful for hackers, but also for security engineers to learn the tools and processes used by hackers to attack production systems. This post hopefully covers everything necessary to setup DVWA in a virtual machine. Configuration DVWA: Version […]

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Customizing hotkeys on keyboard

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I use a Dell keyboard, model Y-U0003-DEL5 that has a string of hotkeys on the top of it. These keys for the most part are useless to me because they are primarily for web browsing (back, forward, stop, restart) and other simple tasks such as opening the email client. I wanted to use these keys […]

Linux

Installing WordPress on Ubuntu 19.04

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Install LAMP Stack To begin installation of the LAMP stack (Linux, Apache, MariaDB, PHP) we update the apt catalog. Then we select the packages to install. NOTE: We are also including the git package now so we can use it later. Once the packages are installed, we start them and configure them to auto-start at […]

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Creating a word cloud online

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I often see word clouds online or in marketing, and I am always jealous about how great they look. Well, a little googling the other day and I found this link that included several online generators that make creating of these clouds quick and easy. These tools seem to fall into 2 categories: basic generators […]

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Rolling your r´s in Spanish

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It´s been a little over a year now that Jana and I have been in Honduras. A lot has happened in the past 12 months, including learning how to (poorly) speak Spanish from almost nothing. Jana is doing better than me, but I still have a long way to go – why didn´t I pay […]