Creating a disk image

Create initial image of drive:   Locate device to be imaged: You can perform this via terminal using fdisk or via gui using gnome disk utility ‘palimpsest’ List the drives and partitions via terminal: $ fdisk -l   ( note to find out what device to mount use: sudo ls -alh /dev | grep hd)\…

OSX Password Removal

Via Single User Mode: 10.7 or above: Boot to single user mode hold Command + S during booting at terminal # /sbin/fsck -fy # /sbin/mount -uw / # launchctl load /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/com.apple.opendirectoryd.plist # ls /Users (locate user to reset) # dscl . passwd /Users/username password With OSX CD / USB Drive / Recovery Partition 10.6.8 or…

Offline System Backup

If a system won’t boot to use the tools built into Windows or you are moving to different non-compatible versions we recommend using the open source tool PartedMagic.  PartedMagic is a linux livecd designed for data recovery and contains various recovery tools.  Two tools in particular will offer us different options depending on the type…

64 Microsoft Bugs, Adobe Flash and MP4 on VLC, oh my what a Tuesday…

Ok well it’s a big patch Tuesday for Microsoft with 17 updates, 9 of these considered critical covering 64 vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows, Internet explorer and Office. I’m not going to bore you with a list of bug codes, however if you want the full bug list it is available here http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms11-apr.mspx However there is…

Installing suPHP on Ubuntu 10.04

We recently moved our servers to Rackspace cloud to give us the flexibility on growth and redundancy we were looking for. As part of this I had to rebuild our 5 year old web server from scratch. So let’s go over today implementing suPHP for security. Let’s get started and ssh into the server: First…

no-ip client on Ubuntu 10.10

no-ip client on Ubuntu 10.10 Well my distro of choice is Ubuntu and currently we are in 10.10, so we need to setup no-ip.org dynamic IP’s on our laptop’s so when we go to connect to the VPN our firewall can look to see if the IP is authorized before even listening for credentials or…