Ubuntu: Sudo without password

Sudo is a program that allows users to run programs with the security privileges of another user (normally the superuser, or root). The /etc/sudoers file allows listed users access to execute a subset of commands while having the privileges of the root user. Use visudo to edit /etc/sudoers. It can be edited manually, but it is recommended to use visudo to encure that the syntax is correct. sudo visudo Add Single User Add this line at the end (change x2q to your username):...

October 11, 2012

Squeezebox and Spotify

What is Spotify? Spotify is an ingenious solution to stream music, so it would be great if it could be used with the Squeezebox - and it is actually possible using the Spotify Premium Plugin for Squeezebox Server. Spotify offers you legal and free access to a huge library of music. All you need to do is create an account and download our streaming music player. Scope For Spotify users with a Premium account Plays back 320k or 160k streams Requires a running Squeezebox Server (Linux, Windows or Mac, could be cloud-based e....

August 31, 2010

Howto: Install SqueezeCenter on Debian / Ubuntu

A Debian SqueezeCenter (formerly known as SlimServer) package distributed by Slim Devices now exists. This package also should work with most Debian-based Linux distributions such as Ubuntu, Mepis or Knoppix. See below for installation instructions for SqueezeCenter. Add Debian and Ubuntu Repository To install the latest stable release update your /etc/apt/ configuration using: sudo sh -c “echo "# SqueezeCenter Repository" » /etc/apt/sources.list.d/squeezecenter.list” sudo sh -c “echo "deb http://debian.slimdevices.com stable main" » /etc/apt/sources....

August 29, 2010

Garmin Map Updates And Linux

I have tried to update my Garmin nüvi 760 GPS Navigator, however Garmin’s updater mechanism, Garmin Map Updates doesn’t work on Linux. However after some research on the net, I found two other ways to the maps on my device: Buy & Download Download MapSource from Garmin and then create a map-file named GMAPPROM.IMG containing the maps needed. Download or buy an unlocked map IMG. Upload to GPS Device After creating or buying the map update, then the following procedure can be used to transfer the maps to the device...

July 4, 2010

How to: Crack Password Encrypted Zip Files

fcrackzip is a zip-file encryption cracker, which can handle (recover / crack / hack) any password encrypted zipfile. Inside it uses a number of methods to accomplish the crack, but this happens nicely behind the scenes. Install and fcrackzip on Ubuntu by typing: [email protected]:~$ sudo aptitude install fcrackzip Use the fcrackzip for password cracking on Ubuntu by typing: [email protected]:~/Desktop$ fcrackzip -v -b -p aaaa -u cuda_dxtc.pdf.zip found file 'cuda_dxtc.pdf', (size cp/uc 244965/294438, flags 9, chk a5d3) checking pw rUt~ PASSWORD FOUND!...

April 17, 2010

Crack Password Protected PDF With pdfcrack

PDFCrack is a GNU/Linux application (or any other POSIX-compatible system) tool for recovering passwords and content from PDF-files. It is small, command line driven without external dependencies. PDFCrack is released under GPL. Install and pdfcrack on Ubuntu by typing: [email protected]:~$ sudo aptitude install pdfcrack Run a quick cracking power benchmark: [email protected]:~/Desktop$ pdfcrack -b Benchmark: Average Speed (calls / second): MD5: 1728972.6 MD5_50 (fast): 97879.3 MD5_50 (slow): 69167.0 RC4 (40, static): 606555....

April 17, 2010

How to Hack a Wireless Network

WEP was intended to provide comparable confidentiality to a traditional wired network (in particular it does not protect users of the network from each other, but from outsiders), hence the name WEP. Despite the intention, several serious weaknesses were identified by cryptanalysts over the last years. The severity of the weaknesses means that any WEP protected network can be cracked using the right software within two minutes or less. WEP was superseded by Wi-Fi Protected Access (also known as WPA) in 2003, and then by the full IEEE 802....

April 3, 2010