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I ran into an annoying problem today. I normally use Firefox for all my pentesting needs and I use google chrome as my default browser for everything else. I was setting up a new Backtrack image for myself and I installed the .deb archive for google chrome which is available on the google web site. When I went to start it up I received the following error message.

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Below I will outline the simple steps to overcome this error:

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I decided to make a quick post on how to set a trusted root CA to untrusted in Mac OSX. As some people may or may not know, one of the root CA authorities was recently hacked and several rouge certificates were issued including one with a domain name of  .google.com. Now DigiNotar, which is the company in question, claims that the have revoked all the rouge certificates and all is well. However, me being involved in infosec and security I would rather not take any chances so I decided to set DigiNotar to a “trust never” level on my machine for the time being. Below I will outline the few simple steps to do this for any certificate authority on Mac OSX.

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At my job we use more excel spread sheets than I care to comment on. I have always used excel for various tasks but lately I have needed to learn it more. One thing I found really anoting is that you cannot open multiple windows with excel spread sheets. This makes transfering and comparing data in between the tough. So thanks to some vetern guys at my work, they showed me a little registry hack to get this working.

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Earlier today I was working on some packages for Backtrack 5 and I ran into this java error. I was attempting to run a new reporting tool called Magic Tree which is a java application, but every time I opened it, it would crash with the following error.

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I travel a lot and I have noticed that the timezone on my mac book wasn’t updating properly. I was getting lots of wrong meeting times in Outlook and various other apps that depend on time. I was getting pretty annoyed at this and decided to figure out what was up. I was pretty sure this was supposed to happen automatically so I decided to have a look and figure out what was going on.

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