Hack Like a Pro: How to Crack Passwords, Part 5 (Creating a Custom Wordlist with CeWL)

Welcome back, my novice hackers! In my series on cracking passwords, I began by showing off some basic password-cracking principles; developed an efficient password-cracking strategy; demonstrated how to use Hashcat, one of the most powerful password-cracking programs; and showed how to create a custom wordlist using Crunch. In this tutorial, I will show you how to create a custom wordlist based upon the industry or business of the targets using CeWL.

Hack Like a Pro: Linux Basics for the Aspiring Hacker, Part 2 (Creating Directories & Files)

In my first tutorial on Linux basics, I discussed the importance of hackers using Linux and the structure of the directory system. We also looked briefly at the cd command. In this second Linux guide, I'll spend a bit more time with changing directories, listing directories, creating files and directories, and finally, getting help. Let's open up BackTrack and getting started learning more Linux for the aspiring hacker.

Steampunk R&D Podcast 01: Thomas Willeford on Creating His Empire

Today, on our first episode of Steampunk Research and Development, we'll be interviewing Thomas Willeford, owner and operator of Brute Force Leather. Thomas is a man of many talents, and has worked in a vast array of fields. His Steampunk work can be seen in his book, Steampunk Gear and Gadgets, as well as on the television show Castle. Thomas is also one of the creative consultants on the upcoming television show Lantern City.

How to Hack Wi-Fi: Creating an Evil Twin Wireless Access Point to Eavesdrop on Data

Welcome back, my greenhorn hackers! Now that we're familiar with the technologies, terminology, and the aircrack-ng suite, we can finally start hacking Wi-Fi. Our first task will be to creating an evil twin access point. Many new hackers are anxious to crack Wi-Fi passwords to gain some free bandwidth (don't worry, we'll get to that), but there are so many other Wi-Fi hacks that are far more powerful and put so much more at risk than a bit of bandwidth.

How To: Creating Unique and Safe Passwords, Part 1 Using Wordlists

Greetings fellow hackers. This tutorial is about creating "safe" passwords. This is different from strong passwords. Safe passwords is just creating a password that is not used by someone else or colleague, my definition. But how do you prevent something like this from happening? Of course you won't ask your friend if s|he is using the password you are about to create. Before I show you some of my tele-psychic powers like Professor Xavier, you might want to read this for advice on creating "s...

How To: Use diffuse reflections when creating textures and shaders in Maya 2011

In this tutorial, we learn how to work with diffuse reflections when creating textures and shaders within Maya 2011. Whether you're new to Autodesk's popular modeling software or a seasoned 3D artist just looking to better acquaint yourself with the Maya 2011 workflow, you're sure to be well served by this video tutorial. For more information, including detailed, step-by-step instructions, watch this video guide.

How To: Get started creating simple 3D models in Blender 2.5

Before you can work in Blender, you'll have to learn how to work with it. Fortunately, this guide will show you everything you'll need to know to get started creating your own models within Blender. Whether you're new to the Blender Foundation's popular open-source 3D computer graphics application or are a seasoned digital artist merely on the lookout for new tips and tricks, you're sure to be well served by this free video software tutorial from the folks at CG Cookie. For more information, ...

How To: Get women by creating the perfect profile headline

Ramses and Tara from Skills of the Game explain why creating an attention-getting headline is important in online dating, especially on dating sites that emphasize a headline rather than a thumbnail picture. They explain how and why a poor headline can diminish a person’s standing. They give examples of bad headlines, and suggest writing headlines that are either lighthearted or call the reader to action. After giving a few examples of good profile headlines, Tara explains why the most import...

How To: Automate tasks by creating your own actions in Adobe Photoshop CS5

In this video tutorial, we learn how to create custom actions to automate repetetive tasks within Adobe Photoshop CS5. Whether you're new to Adobe's popular raster graphics editor or a seasoned designer looking to better acquaint yourself with the new features and functions of the latest iteration of the application, you're sure to benefit from this free software tutorial. For more information, watch this video guide.

How To: Apply normal maps when creating textures and shaders in Maya 2011

In this tutorial, we learn how to work with normal maps within Maya 2011. Whether you're new to Autodesk's popular modeling software or a seasoned 3D artist just looking to better acquaint yourself with the Maya 2011 workflow, you're sure to be well served by this video tutorial. For more information, including detailed, step-by-step instructions, watch this video guide.

How To: Reuse code by creating classes when programming in Python 3

Need a class on how to use classes in Python? You're in luck. Whether you're new to the Python Software Foundation's popular general purpose programming language or a seasoned developer looking to better acquaint yourself with the new features and functions of Python 3.0, you're sure to benefit from this free video programming lesson. For more information, including detailed, step-by-step instructions, watch this video guide.

How To: Creating image libraries in Adobe Flash Builder 4

See how to create custom image libraries when working in Adobe Flash Builder 4. This clip will show you what to do. Whether you're new to Adobe's popular Flash IDE (previously titled Adobe Flex Builder) or simply wish to become better acquainted with the program, you're sure to find benefit in this free video software tutorial. For more information, including specific, step-by-step instructions, take a look.

How To: Prank someone's computer by creating a fake wallpaper

Does one of your coworkers at the office really make you mad? Do you want to mess with them at the office without having to destroy any property? This video can help. It will show you how to quickly create a fake wallpaper on someone's computer with Windows XP, which will infuriate them for a long time if they aren't very computer-saavy or familiar with this prank. Try it out and marvel at the hilarious results.

How To: Creating a custom class in Flex 3

In this programming tutorial, Mike Lively of Northern Kentucky University explains the six parts of a Flex 3 class. He demonstrates how to create and extend a class using Flex 3, and how to bring that class into a Flex project using xmlns name space. Learn how to work with custom classes in this beginners Adobe Flex Builder 3 tutorial.

How To: Shrimp by creating space on your back

In this tutorial, we learn how to shrimp (create space when on your back). First, you will need to paint your background on the shirt. After you have done this all over the shirt, you will carefully place your stencil down. Then, paint over your stencil, making sure not to get the paint anywhere else on it. Once you have covered your stencil completely in paint then you will be able to remove it. Let your shirt dry flat when you are finished and make sure there is a paper inside it so the col...

How To: Add, delete and edit categories when creating a CMS with PHP

In this clip, you'll learn how to add, delete and edit categories when creating a PHP CMS. Whether you're new to the PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor scripting language or are a seasoned web developer merely looking to improve your chops, you're sure to find benefit in this free video programming lesson. For more information, including detailed, step-by-step instructions, take a look

How To: Avoid spam by creating disposable email addresses

Thwart would-be spammers by creating temporary, disposable email addresses at GuerillaMail. This clip will show you how it's done. It's simple! So simple, in fact, that this home-computing how-to can present a complete, step-by-step overview of the process in about two minutes. For more information, including complete, step-by-step instructions, take a look.

How To: Wear a scarf by creating contrast and texture

In this video, we learn how to wear a scarf by creating contrast and texture. A squared shaped scarf with contrasting patterns will look great with anything that you are wearing. To wear this, make it into a triangle, then tie the ends together around the back of the neck. Then, you can let the scarf hang down on the front to add a texture to your look. A solid color scarf is also great if you are wearing a simple top to add a splash of color. You can tie this around the neck one, then let th...

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