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  1. i want to upgrade but i dont want to loose all my settings and what not. is there a way to upgrade with out losing anything?

    do you have your home in a separate partition?

  2. Actually it would be a bad habit to use a break like that. Use of break is generally discouraged. Essentially, a break is very similar to the infamous 'goto' and should be avoided unless necessary.

    in this case you'd be right, but if theres a complicated check required a function+break would be better

    code should be easy to read, remember that and you'll do fine

  3. We could design an open source service, especially for cracking passwords.

    That could be used by anyone who wishes to recover their password. It doesn't have to be for a particular user or target.

    Everybody's favorite words open source (geek for you write the code.)

    I'd be happy to help, how do you suggest we prevent abuse, and get the computers to do the actual cracking?

  4. a darknet was an old dev5 suggestion, had one running for about a month before dev5 crumbled. AFAIK no one else picked up the server. Unless aardwolf knows something I don't

  5. my initial comment was that a forensics team would have something like the equipment i posted a link to. a computer forensics team works for the police. that is a job. that is what were talking about. you seem to be confused.
    I must be because you already agreed that where you go to school or what tools you're holding doesn't make you better or worse. and I never said anything about a job when YOU replied to ME
    dont be ignorant. an for your information redhat is hiring.
    ad hominem attacks are not necessary
    of course i dont disagree. but if your part a a computer forensics team working for the police chances are they are going to do things proper and professional.
    you mean the way some overpriced company says you should do it? that doesn't make it the right way
    do you think a bomb defusal unit is going to use a arduino controller robot, or some expensive unit?
    what's wrong with a custom built robot?
    ya a $30 arduino could control a robot to defuse a bomb, an a live cd can copy a HD. your not understanding the point of professionalism. not to mention the point of have specific tools for a specific job.

    you can hammer a nail with a rock but i think paying for a hammer is better.

    I understand that, and I also understand that you think it needs to look good and be approved by someone who has to wear a suit to work, but that's just not true. My suggestion has the benefit of working just as well and being near free. So again I ask why you need to buy the expensive kit? And you can't say because it looks better anymore.

    My suggestion is to just make an img of the drive then trick him in to providing the password, you don't need a special device to do that. You only need to be a little smarter then your target. That's the point I wanted to make. And again, I DO NOT care how this police agency decides to run their operations. I'm only trying to provide a suggestion and the way I would do it.

    You know you've got it right not when you can no longer add more, but when you can no longer take anything away.

    Occam's Razor

  6. no i totally agree you can learn anything on your own that you can learn in school. but degree's and certifications look better when trying to get a job.
    yes they do, but I never said anything about getting a job just about breaking to an encrypted file
    though you can also get certified with out going to school. but having some one who knows what there talking about teach you is allot faster then learning on your own.
    I disagree but have nothing to cite to prove my point and it's "a lot"
    a school will tell you what you need to know rather then you searching around looking for the right things.
    again, school will not teach you everything you need to know to do your job correctly (assuming your job is to break into other peoples systems) and if you know how to use google you can find the answer in less time it would take to travel to school
    though searching around and doing things the long hard way
    not long and hard if you know how to search for it
    also gives you the experience factor. its a win/win situation.
    what's a win win now?
    but this is off topic. point is image is important in the real world.
    trying to get a job yes, but that's not what we're talking about just breaking into a system
    at least in 90% of the companies out there. if your lucky to work for linux
    the linux kernel is hiring SWEET!
    or something then you can roll outta bed an show up at work eating cold pizza from the night before. lol
    I do that anyway cool pizza is yummy and no one (who matters) cares what I ate for breakfast

    yes I'm being trivial and petty, but you're arguing a point that I never stood against.

    do you disagree that a live cd with dd would not work as well as that expensive kit?

  7. #set vaules
    list = ['I','II','III','IV','V','VI','VII','VIII','IX','X']
    number = 0
    print "Hello, Im a roman numeral conversion program"
    while (1):
        number = input("Enter a number to be converted> ")
        if (number < 1):
            print "ERROR - Can't convert numbers less than or equal to zero"
        if (number > 10):
            print "ERROR - Can't convert numbers over 10"
        if (number <= 10 and number >= 1):
            print list[number - 1]
        menuOption = raw_input("Run again y/n > ")
        if (menuOption == "n"):
        print "Goodbye :)"

    also I would suggest 4 spaces in replacement of tabs when you're working with python.

  8. only people who dont go to school say that.

    in the real world image is every thing. (no pun intended)

    people judge you by what they see first. its sad but its true. when you wanna leave the basement you will realize that.

    Hahaha you're funny. I don't say that because I'm living out of a basement I'm in school right now too.

    BUT! Name something you can learn from school that I cant find out on my own. then I'll name 5 things that you can only learn by being plugged into the tech world that I'm not going to learn about in school.

  9. an idiot if your some average joe off the street yes. but if your working for a company you make them buy all the nice equipment so every thing looks professional. rather then a shopping bag with a external hard drive an a linux live cd thrown over your back.

    thats like saying only an idiot would buy a $200 kitchen knife set when you could get one from the dollar store that will still cut your food.

    say you have two computer forensics experts. they have exactly the same skills. one guy has all his gear looking like he got it from best buy. the other guys gear looks like hes some CSI swat team mission impossible james bond agent. which one will get more respect? id go with the CSI swat team mission impossible james bond agent.

    so perhaps only an idiot would go in with a linux live CD + a usb HDD. what you think company expenses are for?

    you're analogy is flawed, a 200 dollar knife is (read: should be) better then a dollar store kniof.

    but there's nothing in that kit that would do that job better then dd would, unless we also need to consider how cool you look while making an img of a hard drive. In that case go to you local hardware store buy a bunch of random cables and metal tubeing, throw it all into a pelican case, put some danger underground hacker stickers on the case and strut in looking like this http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5BMTg5...X485_SY327_.jpg

    because the kid in the basement will always be better then the guy who learned his shit from school.

  10. After you created the image, comes the hard part decrypting the hard drive itself.

    maybe you should go back and read my suggestion

    the human aspect of computer security is the weakest and should always be your first target, meanwhile you can have your super computers running a BF attack in the background... what's that you don't have a few super computers sitting around doing nothing? well that's too bad, try to crack the human element.

  11. This is why python is fun (using whitespace as syntax)

    num1 = 0
    num2 = 0
    menuOption = ""
    print "Hello, I'm a number comparison program "
    while (menuOption != "n"):
         num1 = input("Enter a number> ")
         num2 = input("Enter another number> ")
         if (num1 > num2):
              print "Your first number is greater"
         if (num2 > num1):
              print "Your second number is greater"
         if (num1 == num2):
              print "Your numbers are equal"
         menuOption = raw_input("Enter another number? (y/n)> ")

    It needs to be in the while loop. Maybe it is in your editor but it failed to copy/paste correctly.

        #your code
        prompt for answer if done:

    remember to add error checking for the answer

  12. They MIGHT have a copy, remember cops are not tech inclined. They may have been

    "give us the password"


    "well that's that, it's now unhackable"

    a better idea would be to just seize the computer and guy, make a disk img, implant a recording device into the computer, demand password (smoke screen), release guy and return computer. If he's dumb he'll enter the password to view the content if he's not he'll just delete it and then you have him for destruction of evidence.

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