Technology Insights

Create And Mount Amazon AWS EC2 EBS Storage To AWS EC2 Linux Instance

Amazon’s AWS products are pretty amazing and allow you to scale with ease for short or long term projects. One thing that can be helpful is mounting extra storage to AWS instances so you have the ability to unmount the storage and mount to different instances in the future. The other benefit is the ability to terminate an Amazon AWS instance and keep the Elastic Block Store (EBS) volume to use on another AWS instance at a later date. Use the directions below to create an Amazon EC2 EBS volume, attach the volume to an Amazon AWS instance, format the volume, and then mount the volume to the instance.

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Technology Errors

Nipper Studio Error: The Program Can’t Start Because MSVCP100.dll Is Missing From Your Computer

After a recent Nipper upgrade I received an error when attempting to launch the application. The upgrade was from Nipper 2.1.6 to Nipper 2.1.9 on a Windows 7 Professional 64 bit computer. Below I describe the error in more detail as well as what was done to resolve the error. Nipper Studio is released by Tatania and is used to do network device configuration review including device support for network products from 3com, Alteon Networks, Baracuda Networks, Bay Networks, Blue Coat, Brocade, Check Point, Cisco, Crossbeam, CyberGuard, Dell, Extreme Networks, Fortinet, Foundry Networks, GTA, H3C, HP, IBM, Juniper, McAfee, Microsoft, Netgear, Nokia, Secure Computing, SonicWall, and others.

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Information Security

Hashcat best64 Rule Details: Updated After The Best64 Challenge

Recently our friends working on the Hashcat projects had a open community challenge called The Best64 Challenge or TB64C. The reason being the fact that TB64C was to improve the most widely used ruleset that comes with all of the Hashcat products including oclHashcat-plus, oclHashcat-lite, hashcat, and hascat-gui. There is nothing better than when projects such as Hashcat get the community involved and what better way to do so than to provide a contest for people to provide feedback in the for of personal experience. Anyhow awhile back I wrote an article on tools.question-defense.com that described each of the best64 rules in more detail and there was a request for the article to be updated now that the ruleset has been improved. Below are the details of the new best64.rule file that will be released in all new releases of the Hashcat software line as of 04-21-2012.

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