When I moved from the U.S. to Canada 11 years ago, Internet content restrictions weren’t an issue. The Internet wasn’t the multimedia experience it is today, so most sites didn’t even bother geo-blocking. But now everything seems to have to be re-licensed for each country it airs in (don’t even get me started on the stupidity of the process), and it’s become a huge nightmare for services to try keep content the same across the board (say, what happened to NAFTA?).
So, as a result, content in other countries compared to content in the United States is lacking. So what is an expat supposed to do to get the sweet, sweet, rich content offered in the good ol’ USA? Unblock Us is a service that charges $5 a month to give you all the content you want for stateside. Continue reading →
Hurry! Stock up on food and water! Build a bomb shelter! The world as we know it is going to end! ….Okay, okay. I may be exaggerating a little bit. The world itself won’t end in 60 days, but that’s (roughly) when the Internet will stop shelling out IPv4 addresses. No one knows exactly when it will happen because IPs are constantly being used and released every day. So what are we going to do once they’re all gone? Continue reading →
This is the second post of a two-part feature on how to obtain information on a WEP enabled wireless network. We’ve already discussed how to crack a WEP key. Now this post will show how to gather information using a Firefox Add-on called Firesheep.
Disclaimer: I do not care what you do with this information. Who am I to tell you what to do with something you’ve learned? It is your decision to use this information ethically or unethically. Just know that stealing private information is illegal.
It’s likely you’ve heard of Firesheep by now. It’s been written about in Forbes, PCWorld, and ZDNet just to name a few. There have been 746,845 Firesheep downloads as of this writing. But I’m sure there are still a few of you who only use the Internet for Facebook and Gmail and haven’t heard of it. That’s alright, but there are some things you should know especially if you’re using either of those two aforementioned sites. Continue reading →
This is the first post of a two-part feature on how to obtain information on a WEP enabled wireless network. This post shows how to crack a WEP key and the second post shows how to gather information using a Firefox Add-on called Firesheep.
Disclaimer: I do not care what you do with this information. Who am I to tell you what to do with something you’ve learned? It is your decision to use this information ethically or unethically. Just know that hacking into a wireless network that is not your own is most likely illegal.
In this How To I will show you how easy it is to crack a WEP key. We will be using a Linux distro called BackTrack. Don’t worry. You won’t have to install it to your hard drive. We’ll be booting BackTrack off a USB flash drive. This How To assumes that you are using a Windows based PC to set up the USB flash drive and that you also have a compatible wireless network adapter that supports injection. But first, we’ll start with a little background of WEP. Continue reading →