Windows

Filter netstat results with the Find Command

Here is a simple way to find results you might be looking for when running a command such as netstat on your computer or server. The following example should help you get an idea of how to use this in information gathering

Command Prompt Example - www.jermsmit.com Issuing the following command: “netstat -an | find /I “established” gave me the results above. So play around and discover what you can do. It’s fun, you learn things and who knows. You may find this to be of good use to you.  For example: You want to know how many connections are established to your web server.

Play Minecraft through TOR

This little how-to is more of a way to pass socks proxy parameters to a java app, however my focus here is on doing this with the Java game Minecraft over the TOR Network.

Why you ask? Because I wanted to know if it was possible and if I could do it.

Items Needed:

  1. Minecraft Account
  2. Java Installed (Latest Version)
  3. Minecraft installed and up to the current date.
  4. Windows OS – I’m using Windows 8 at this time

Open notepad and add the following values into it:
@ECHO OFF
cd C:Program Files (x86)Javajre7bin
java -DsocksProxyHost=127.0.0.1 -DsocksProxyPort=9050 –Xmx1024m -jar Minecraft.exe

The above will work with any SOCKS proxy and not limited to TOR. I am using the above as these are the defaults to TOR

Save the file at TOR-Minecraft.bat and run it. If all work as planned you will see the console open followed by the Minecraft UI. You can now connect to any remote server and you should be passing all your data through the TOR network.

Info on Minecraft: https://minecraft.net/

Info on TOR: https://www.torproject.org/

 

 

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Install Windows 7, 2008, 2008R2, 8, 2012 from USB

This is a quick how-to on installing Windows 7, Server 2008/R2, Windows 8 and Server 2010 using a USB flash drive. The reason I do this is because of the speed and not having to use, or be bothered with burning a DVD.

I will give you the steps I have taken along with some of the requirements.
First and most important; What you will need.

1. You will need a 4GB USB Flash Drive – I recommend using 8, this way you can load extra software installs, drivers etc.
2. You will need the installation media from Windows 7/8, Server 2008/R2 or Windows 2012.

Now for some simple fun – Rather than take you down the path of how to copy the files to the CD and set it to active and assign it a partition etc.  I am going to point you to some useful tools.

1. The Microsoft Windows 7 USB/DVD download tool – And this works for all the Operating Systems I listed above.  Its simple to use and 99% error proof.  Best of all this is supported by Microsoft.  You can obtain this tool here.
 2. Another tool of choice by me is the Universal USB Installer, I often use this to create live boot USB images for running things like Backtrack or Ubuntu. Also like that of Windows it allows me to have installation media without the need of a CD/DVD. The team over at pendrivelinux have done a wonderful job so I also recommend using this tool. You can download it here

If you as me, both tools has it place in my tool kit, so feel free to use which ever works best for you.  I hope this quick post was helpful.

– jermal

 

Skype 5.10 for Windows

Windows/Mac/Linux: Video chat app Skype released updates today for its Windows, Mac, and Linux versions, each with its own new improvements and bug fixes.

Download the new version now

Improvements made to Skype 5.10 for Windows:
Select and pin your favorite contacts
Facebook and Skype contacts combined into one Contacts list
Easier to understand premium subscription notices
Possibility to control Skype video rendering technology for backward compatibility for people who have trouble with video calls

Linux users:
improved chat synchronization
new presence and emoticon icons
the ability to store and view phone numbers in a Skype contact’s profile
much lower chance Skype for Linux will crash or freeze
chat history loading is now much faster

Windows 8 Preview, Officially Released

Release Preview (release candidate) build of Windows 8 has finally been released by Microsoft.

The build number is 8400 and is sized at 2.5GB for 32bit and 3.3GB for 64-bit. It is available for download via ISO or web installer, much like the Consumer Preview.

System Specifications:
Processor: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster
RAM: 1 gigabyte (GB) (32-bit) or 2 GB (64-bit)
Hard disk space: 16 GB (32-bit) or 20 GB (64-bit)
Graphics card: Microsoft DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM driver

Download your copy now:  windows 8 release candidate