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  1. Geez whats next? A 6 year old with a CEH?

    This is a bit distirubing. And yes the more IT ppl there is the more generic we become :( Even if the kid is that smart it sounds like that is all they do... not good for someone at that age. Next thing you know the kids will be bypassing the parental controls before the parents can figure out how to set them up.

  2. Pros of unsecure:

    - Some system is used so that supposedly random usernames/pins could be created per customer

    - You don't haft to give out the same key to every customer and since you control it you can limit access to a specific time or disable no longer used usernames/pins.

    - If you tunnel the traffic of the clients through ssh even though the network is unsecure it shouldn't be a problem.

    Cons of unsecure:

    - The ovb. think blackhat. They don't have any reason to do personal browsing there, so no need to login once thier on the network. They just want to steal as much information as possible from the victims. A unsecure network should make this uber easy.

    - Easy access to your router from anyone who connects to the network. At least with secured though they could access it it would be limited to your customers and not just someone outside the shop within close range to connect.

    Pros of secured:

    - Customers must pay or get permission to even connect to the network in the first place; let alone browse the net. This limits network activity only to your customers and somewhat dodges those who don't want to be known to have used the network if they intend to perform malicous activities on it.

    - Content is encrypted all ready from the up to no good outsider, though you still may want to tunnel clients to prevent theft of information sniffing.

    Cons of secured:

    - You will need to change the key often (if not even on a daily basis) so you don't lose money or returning users don't just get back on without having to pay for use. The use of the same password over a long period of time is never a good security practice.

    That should pretty much sum up things. Up to the owner to make a decision in the end.

  3. Its the users profile or a login script that is causing it. If its a profile its probably read-only, so any changes are lost immediately at log off.

    You need to browse through any gpos or scripts that could be causing the matter; or loading up the user profile, editing the changes, and making it read only again.

  4. Ok so I have an eeepc 701 with XP on it right now and I would like to install Win7 on it but I don't have an external DVD-ROM drive but I do own a bunch of flash drives, and an external 250gb Western Digital HDD. So how do I put Windows 7 on it with out the DVD-ROM drive?

    Any help would be greatly appreciated,


    Get something like virtural clonedrive and mount the .iso. Create a separate partition for Win 7 and than install to that partition. You need at least 10gbs for it.

    If an entry wasn't added to the bootloader for Windows 7 upon reboot, download EasyBCD from neosmart.net to add one. It will be a "Vista"entry you're adding, pointing to Win 7's partition.

  5. Most of the time for me its just my laptop, a usb extension cable, and a little watch on my wrist with concealed usb 4gb. The usb has pe,backtrack, helix, memtest, dban, and various other tools plus stuff to fix peoples computers on my white hat side.

    When I expect to be working with computers on a paticular outing, I carry a bag that has:

    - disc to boot older computers to usb bootable devices

    - paperclip (good for resetting equipment such as routers)

    - pen and pad for notetaking

    - 320gb passport for backups and data copying

    Might add a pineapple fon to my collection when I get the time to tweak one, assuming they still sell versions that can be modded.

  6. VB 2008 for sure for starters. You get the added benefit of being able to work with writing/modifying macros for office and such which could be good for you out in the workforce. Than again I just got into programming short of some mIRC scripting...

    The other languages look cryptic to me. I tend to understand at the high level what thier doing but fell like I'm reading in a language I've never seen.

    Anyway my two cents worth. Within a year or so from now I should know a little c/c++ and java due to the stuff I need for my degree.

  7. I don't work in an IT position as of yet, but am getting there. Certs and such help. I think everyone keeps blabbing about how great Cisco certs are so I am eventually after those on my road to a career in IT. I currently have CompTIA's A+, Network+, and Security+ certifications. I took my net+ and sec+ on the same day within a 3 hour period. Something I wouldn't recommend anyone do. Concentrate on one at a time is the best. My A+ took me basically when I think about it 2 years to finally obtain. Speaking of iternships with the government I think I will get this oppurtunity next summer so I hope for the best...

    I'm currently going to school for a degree in computer science. Like many others before me here have said, it isn't always the degree that is the determining factor. Heck, with the newest Net+ passing requirements I probably wouldn't have passed due to me studying for multiple stuff at the same time, but I do believe that if anything getting degrees/certs is a confiendence boost, and the ability to proof to yourself that you are actually interested in pursuing the career and taking the study time it requires to stay current. As a Net+ certified professional I am taking all the necessary steps to review what may have not been famillar to me at the time of my exam. You are doing yourself a shame if all you do is show off your certs/degrees without the knowledge to validate it.

  8. Hi... i've been watching the show for awhile and love it. Went back and watch S1 and all the other episodes I had missed.

    I am interested in the field of security but my primary focus is administration, technical support, and programming. Security is more of a hobby for me to study about in my spare time. I am from Arizona and am pursuing a degree in computer science. I currently hold 3 certs which are CompTIA's A+, Network+, and Security+.

    Never registered on the forums so here I am :)

    I'm really good about helping others when I have the knowledge to do so, so glad to be a part (offically) of the community!

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