Long gone are the days when you needed a fancy recording contract to write and distribute a smash hit. Thanks to a growing number of increasingly powerful and affordable music production platforms, it's now entirely possible to create pro-level audio tracks and even accompanying videos in the comfort of your own home with little more than a laptop and a pair of headphones.
Anyone who's worked in web development or graphic design long enough knows that one of the most difficult job elements is finding high-quality stock images that aren't tangled in red tape. Whether you're trying to build a website, ad campaign, or email newsletter, you need to have reliable graphics that are easy to find and use across multiple platforms.
If you've been working from home a bit more often than usual lately, you're far from alone. Despite some optimistic predictions that things would have returned to normal right now, social distancing guidelines have forced most offices to shut their doors, and it's looking like this is going to be the new normal for the foreseeable future.
Microsoft has plenty of products that you're likely familiar with, especially if you work or dream of working in IT. One of the most important now and in the future will be Azure, the company's cloud computing service. You might not know it, but a significant portion of the internet runs on Azure, and that share of the web is projected to keep growing in the coming years.
2020 has been a rollercoaster of a year for all of us, the type of year that makes you feel like you're not sure if you're upside down or right side up. But as the holidays arrive, it's time to get your bearings back and find the good in the world — the type of good that we could use more of right about now.
MicroPython is an exciting language to use on ESP8266 boards and ESP32-based microcontrollers, but it doesn't always include all of the libraries you'll need for a specific project. This issue is less of a problem, thanks to the upip package manager.
It can feel hard to find time for just about anything these days. But if you really sit down and think about it, you likely have a little more free time in your day than you might actually imagine. The average person has about 4.5 hours of total leisure time over the course of a week.
If you have information technology or computer science aspirations — even white hat hacking — then Python is a programming language you absolutely have to be familiar with. According to a recent survey of industry experts, Python is the fastest-growing language in the developer field. It's also one of the most sought-after skill sets among employers and is responsible for some of the best hacking tools.
An ESP32-based microcontroller with a camera is an amazing platform for video, but not all modules are created equal. We'll go over the pros and cons of some of the popular low-cost camera modules you can use with ESP32-based development boards, as well as what features they support.
With just two microcontrollers soldered together, you can inject keystrokes into a computer from a smartphone. After building and programming the device, you plug it into a desktop or laptop, access it over a smartphone, and inject keystrokes as you would with a USB Rubber Ducky.
If you're living or staying out in the middle of nowhere or a rural area outside of a big city or town — where there are no reliable cable, fiber, or wireless networks available — how can you get an internet connection? There are several possibilities, but they all come with tradeoffs, which we'll go over in detail.
How To: Scan Websites for Potential Vulnerabilities Using the Vega Vulnerability Scanner in Kali Linux
Withstanding an attack from a motivated hacker is one of the most important responsibilities a system administrator must undertake. This is especially true for websites that may contain sensitive customer information and a high volume of users. So it's important for a sysadmin to take proactive measures to find and fix vulnerabilities in their websites.
While there are completely legitimate reasons to use Bitcoin, it's also used by terrorists, drug dealers, and other shady people that need to be investigated. That's where SpiderFoot comes in, which has a command-line interface to search for Bitcoin wallet addresses on a website and query the balances associated with them.
It's Black Friday time, and in 2020, that means a lot of online deals to make up for more stores closing on Thanksgiving, as well as everyone avoiding in-person shopping because of the coronavirus. But while you may wish to grab a better 65-inch 4K TV, the new PlayStation 5, or some hacker hardware on sale, Black Friday is also the best time to invest in your programming and cybersecurity education.
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There's no denying that adding more programming languages to your arsenal is crucial to boosting your career, but learning a new language in the literal sense is just as enriching and mentally stimulating. Not only will you be smarter — those who know more than one language are known to have better reasoning, problem-solving skills, and creativity — but it'll also open you up to more job opportunities.
Everybody wants to build an app, but no one wants to start it from scratch. Building a full-blown application — or any other digital product for that matter — from the ground up entails some tedious work, which is why frameworks exist. Django, a Python-based framework, happens to be one of the best
The USB Rubber Ducky is a well-known hacking device in the cybersecurity industry, but it needs to be preprogrammed before it can be used. That means it's not easy to issue commands to a target computer since you can't interact with it from afar after plugging it in. And if you don't know what the target computer is, you might come up empty. That's where the WiFi Duck comes in handy.
It's no secret that more and more talented computer science gurus and programmers are turning toward high-paying careers in engineering. Today's engineers stand at the forefront of some of the world's most important and exciting technological innovations — ranging from self-driving cars and surgical robots to large-scale construction projects and even space exploration—and our reliance on these talented data-driven professionals is only going to grow in the coming years.
Tech-savvy programmers and developers usually apply their unique talents exclusively to creating apps and websites — two high-paying and exciting pursuits that can open countless doors and opportunities in multiple fields.
Frequent readers of Null Byte are no strangers to the basic elements of app and web development. Whether you're a seasoned programmer who works extensively on front-end designs or an aspiring app-builder who's working on expanding your portfolio, you're likely familiar with at least a few go-to programming languages and platforms that are popular within your field.
A dead man's switch is a fairly simple concept. If you don't perform a specific task before a set amount of time, it'll perform a specific action you set. They can be handy not just for hackers but for everyone who wants to protect themselves, someone else, or something tangible or intangible from harm. While there are more nefarious uses for a dead man's switch, white hats can put one to good use.
As we've seen with other tools and utilities, administrators typically use certain things to do their job more efficiently, and those things are often abused by attackers for exploitation. After all, hacking is just the process of getting a computer to do things in unexpected ways. Today, we will be covering various methods to perform banner grabbing to learn more about the target system.
We're living in the age of Big Data. As the primary force behind everything from targeted marketing campaigns and online search algorithms to self-driving cars and even space exploration, massive sets of complex data stand at the heart of today's most exciting and important innovations.
We've all relied on the internet more than ever during this pandemic. But while you're staying safe at home, are you being safe and productive while surfing the web? That's where a trusty VPN comes in handy!
When approaching a target, having a precise and detailed plan of attack is absolutely necessary. One of the main goals is to increase the attack surface since the more opportunities there are for exploitation, the greater the chances of success. Subdomain enumeration is one method used to increase the attack surface, and we'll be using a tool called Subfinder to discover hidden subdomains.
There's never been a better time to learn to code. If picking up this crucial skill has been on your bucket list, the Interactive Learn to Code Bundle can get you up to speed.
GTFOBins and LOLBAS are projects with the goal of documenting native binaries that can be abused and exploited by attackers on Unix and Windows systems, respectfully. These binaries are often used for "living off the land" techniques during post-exploitation. In this tutorial, we will be exploring gtfo, a tool used to search these projects for abusable binaries right from the command line.
Data makes the world go round. It has gotten to the point that it's considered the most valuable resource, perhaps even more important than oil. Businesses use data to collect critical information about their users and improve their services; governments utilize it to improve things like public transportation; doctors analyze data to find more ways to save lives.
The moment arrives when you finally pop a shell on the web server you've been working on, only you find yourself in a strange environment with limited functionality. Restricted shells are often used as an additional line of defense and can be frustrating for an attacker to stumble upon. But with enough patience and persistence, it is possible to escape these restricted environments.
Browser extensions are extremely useful since they can expand web browsers like Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox beyond their built-in features. However, we don't always know who's behind a browser add-on or what it's doing beyond what's advertised. That's where ExtAnalysis comes into play.
If you're interested in joining the increasingly popular and lucrative world of ethical or "white hat" hacking, you're far from alone. More and more coding and programming pros are turning to this field thanks to the high pay, countless opportunities, and exciting work environment.
If you're an avid programmer or developer, your time is likely spent creating apps and perhaps the occasional website. And while these go-to coding endeavors are exciting and occasionally lucrative, more and more coding pros are turning to careers in cybersecurity and ethical hacking — thanks to the high pay, flexibility, and unparalleled opportunities.
If you're interested in becoming an in-demand project manager or leader in today's data-driven world, you need to know more than just a few generic management strategies to lead teams and companies successfully.
If you want to be truly competitive and successful in the world of web and app development, it's not enough to simply know a handful of programming languages and coding platforms. Today's best sites and apps require pro-level graphics and user interfaces, and knowing how to work with a wide range of graphic design tools is essential if you want to land lucrative positions as either an employee or a freelancer.
As one of the world's largest and most powerful cloud computing platforms, Salesforce is used by countless companies to manage customer relations, deliver services, and innovate solutions to complex problems.
How To: Use Mitaka to Perform In-Browser OSINT to Identify Malware, Sketchy Sites, Shady Emails & More
Web browser extensions are one of the simplest ways to get starting using open-source intelligence tools because they're cross-platform. So anyone using Chrome on Linux, macOS, and Windows can use them all the same. The same goes for Firefox. One desktop browser add-on, in particular, makes OSINT as easy as right-clicking to search for hashes, email addresses, and URLs.
Privilege escalation is the technique used to exploit certain flaws to obtain elevated permissions relative to the current user. There are a vast number of methods out there to go from user to root on Linux, and keeping track of them all can be difficult. This is where automation comes into play, and a privilege escalation script called Linux Smart Enumeration is one to take advantage of.
Cloud computing has come a long way since the days of simple online storage and server networking. Virtually every major company in the world now relies on complex cloud computing infrastructures to reach customers, innovate products, and streamline communications. Their reliance on advanced cloud computing platforms is only going to grow in the coming years.
Microsoft's built-in antimalware solution does its best to prevent common attacks. Unfortunately for Windows 10 users, evading detection requires almost no effort at all. An attacker armed with this knowledge will easily bypass security software using any number of tools.
It's common knowledge that when it comes to your child being happy and successful in life, giving them access to an excellent education is paramount. Whether your son or daughter grows up to be an engineer or an artist, they should be well-rounded in a wide range of diverse disciplines to take advantage of all the opportunities that will inevitably come their way.