WEP Cracking with WifiWay

This weekend one of my friends asked about hacking in to wireless networks. I decided to show off and they wanted to video the experience, so I set up a spare wireless router with 7961122705933aa134db338064 as the WEP encryption key. I then rebooted in to a livecd called Wifiway. Since this video was created, there’s been a new release of Wifiway that includes the airoway script I use, so there’s no need for the thumbdrive now. Click Read More… below to view the video! The actual crack takes about three minutes, the rest of the video is just preparation of the access point.
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On Lefties and Vegans

I often joke that I don’t trust Vegans or the Left-handed among us. That’s not exactly true. I have no problem with “Lefties” and in fact have many Left-handed friends. Most of them are creative, intelligent, and generally fun to be around. Not to mention the fact that Lefties have no choice in the matter. It’s genetic. When someone says “I only write with my left, everything else I do Right-handed,” what they really mean is “My parents ruined my life right up until I hit kindergarten and got to hold a pencil.” I feel bad for these Lefties, I do.

No, when I say that I don’t trust Lefties or Vegans, I’m really just including the Lefties so I don’t sound hateful, just silly. In actuality, I distrust only Vegans. Why, you ask? Because the way I see it, all life is just chemical stews that replicate themselves. That’s plants, bacteria, viruses, invertebrates, vertebrates, and everything in-between. I think a Vegan, who will eat a plant but not an animal, is a hypocrite. They’re the ones shaking your good hand while hiding the dagger in the other. In fact, the best defense against Vegans may very well be Left-handedness, because they’ll at least have that Sinister aspect down pat and will know instinctively how to defeat them.

Anyway, the best way I’ve found to defeat a Vegan is to tell them you had steak for every meal that day and feel great, then ask why they weigh less than 100 pounds and have dark circles under their eyes. Once you’ve set their rage-fires alight, you can just walk away, because they won’t have the energy to both be angry at you and punch you at the same time.

Man, that was just plain hateful. Deliciously hateful.

A List

First of all, allow me to preface this with the simple statement that I am drunk. Now that the formalities are out of the way, this is why I’ve brought you here:

Things I’m good at:
Deciding things
Sex (let me know if you need proof on this one)
Picking out women’s clothes (it’s a gift, sue me)
Talking about facts
Anything computer related

Things I’m very bad at:
Convincing girls that I’m worth their time
Picking out Men’s clothes
Talking about feelings
Sharing any interests with anyone of the opposite sex

Arg. Alcohol is awesome.

GnuPG E-mail Encryption

I’ve recently started using GnuPG to encrypt email transmission with the aid of the new FireGPG extension to firefox which allows one to use public key encryption in gmail. The extension can be found at it’s homepage. My public key can be found here if you would like to communicate with me securely. But what is public key encryption? I’ll give a layman’s introduction here. Hopefully I’ll explain it in a way you can understand.
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Ghost 4 Linux complete guide to imaging

About a month ago I was given 65 new Dell Optiplex 745’s to replace my 6 year old desktops in my training environment. This presented a multitude of problems for me.


  1. Our imaging software ran off of a floppy disk.
  2. It was DOS based, and I hate DOS
  3. It couldn’t detect SATA drives (you would not believe how mad I was when I finally solved the floppy problem just to run into this).

As usual, I’m dumped into this with no support of note and a limited time frame. Not to mention all of my normal duties. So what do I do? The same thing I do whenever I have an insurmountable obstacle… Turn to Linux.

Ghost 4 Linux is a CD based distro designed with imaging in mind. It’s really useful and all that, blah blah blah. This post isn’t about extolling its many virtues. This post is to teach you how to use it. More accurately, this post is to teach my coworkers at our other sites to replicate my setup. I’ve included below the document I sent to them so they could get up and running with Windows 2003 servers.


Ghost 4 Linux instructions

Ghost 4 Linux is natively a CD based distribution; however it can be easily modified to run from a network boot. These instructions assume you are using a Windows 2003 Server for DHCP.
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