Information Security

Crack Cisco IOS Password Hashes, Crack Cisco Type 5 & Type 7 Password Hashes

Cisco devices running the Cisco IOS have three types of ways to display passwords in the device configuration which include Type 0, Type 5, and Type 7. Below we describe all three methods of storing passwords in the Cisco IOS device configuration and how to obtain the password from each method either by simply reading the password, by quickly converting the password from the Cisco defined encryption algorithm, or by cracking MD5 UNIX password hashes.

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Open Xbox 360, Take Xbox 360 Apart

Opening your Xbox 360 is fairly easy however you will need the proper tools and to make sure that you don’t lose any of the parts during process. Below I have listed the necessary tools and all of the steps necessary to open up your Xbox 360 to either upgrade any parts such as the fans or to fix some of the known problems that occur on the Xbox 360 yourself.

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Install oclHashcat On Windows 7 With NVIDIA GPU, Update Nvidia Drivers

I have been using Hashcat and oclHashcat a lot in recent weeks but have been limited to primarily using it on Linux servers so I decided to give it a shot on a couple Windows machines. Below I describe how I got oclHashcat operational on Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit on a desktop computer with a NVIDIA 9600GT GPU as well as operational on a Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit laptop with NVIDIA 9400G M GPU and a NVIDIA G210M GPU. Below is information on what needs to be done to get oclHashcat working on Windows 7.

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Rooting the HTC Evo 4g – Part 7 (Installing A Custom Kernel)

**This is entering the realm of experimental stuff**
**Make sure you have made a backup of your current rom**

First of I would like to say that none of these hacks and files are my own work. This stuff was done by all the amazing phone developers over at XDA Developers. I am am simply writing a few posts on rooting the HTC Evo since most of the information was all spread out over the forums and I had a hard time gathering it all together in a organized manner.

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Resource Monitoring on Windows 7

I have been exploring and tweaking Windows 7 and trying out all the “hacks” and “tweaks” I can find in order to get the best performance from my machine. This morning I found a new gem I didn’t know existed. This may have existed on Vista but since I never used Vista, I have no idea. Its called the resource monitor and it like the task manger on steroids.