System Administrator

How To : Why You Should Study to Be a Hacker

Welcome back, my budding hackers! People often ask me, "Why are you training hackers? Isn't that illegal?" Although I usually give them a short version of this post, there are MANY reasons why YOU should be studying hacking. Before I begin, I want to re-emphasize to all of y ...more

How To : Backup your Outlook PST file

This tutorial describes how to backup the PST file of Outlook. All the information, like emails, contacts, calendar events, etc., that outlook manages are stored in a file with extension .pst and hence called PST file. If you want to backup all your contacts, events, emails fr ...more

How To : Get Windows 8.1 Today for Free

Microsoft released a preview version of Windows 8.1 today, notably adding an updated Start screen, the ability to run several Windows 8 apps side by side in a number of configurations, fully integrated search, better HiDPI support for multiple monitors, and for those who miss ...more

How To : Social Engineering - Total Guide

Good day to everyone, today I will present some basic and advanced concepts that targets sophisticated attacks on the social basis, also I will write about some steps that can prevent this attacks from occuring, basically we will examine Social Engineering from the angle of at ...more

How To : Stand Up a Rackspace Cloud Server (Edited)

Update My sincere apologies guys, but I just got a call from Rackspace to set up my "managed account". After a long discussion, there is no longer an "un-managed" option. This means that there is a minimum support fee of 50 dollars USD tacked on to every account. The instruct ...more

How To : Hack FarmVille with Cheat Engine

Many FarmVille farmers want money fast, or experience fast, or want to level up, or want to speed things up— make and earn things faster. No matter how long they play, they're not getting what they want, and that is to outshine everybody else. But you can't reach the top by si ...more

How To : Exploit Microsoft Windows in new and unusual ways

In this installment from the Unorthodox Hacking series of computer security videos, you will explore a few of the areas in Windows that most Sysadmins don’t even know exist. See how to become Local System through the Task Scheduler and abuse long filenames. Take a look at some ...more

How To : Reset or recover your Windows password

Windows is a mess sometimes, full of problems. And your password just might be the biggest problem of all, if you've lost it, of course. What should you do when you forget the password to login to Windows system? Ask an administrator to reset the log on password for you. If y ...more

How To : Manually remove ThinkPoint / Fake MSE from your PC

If you've ever seen something called ThinkPoint Antivirus on your computer, you have gotten one ofhte most widespread and infectious fake antivirus malware programs out there. To get it off your PC, follow the instructions below, or watch this video for an alternate method if ...more

How To : Enable the administrator account on Windows Vista

There are some people who are having troubles recovering files in Windows Vista due to access denied errors, but fortunately this video is here to save the day! If you've been getting those pesky access denied errors, check out this video to learn how to gain control of your V ...more

How To : Unlock Vista's super user mode

Revision3 Internet Television and Tekzilla Daily with Veronica Belmont demonstrate how to unlock Vista's super user mode. First, open the start menu and type CMD. Right click the command prompt and select the run as administrator option. Type the code net user administrator / ...more

How To : Disable user account control

Basically there are three quick ways to run a program as administrator. You can do that by clicking on cmd. We usually use this cmd prompt for finding your I.P. address and you can modify user accounts also. Another way is to click on start and type cmd in Run. Make a right cl ...more

How To : Secure DNS with DNSSEC in BIG-IP v10

In this tutorial, Peter Silva talks with F5's Sr. Field Systems Engineer, Michael Falkenrath about the new BIG-IP GTM v10.1 DNSSEC feature. Whether you're new to F5 Networks' popular network appliance or are a seasoned network administrator just looking to better acquaint your ...more

How To : Stop Windows Messenger alerts

Stopping Windows Messenger Alerts Windows Messenger Service is able to send messages to people. This was meant for the Systems Administrator to send alerts to users. This is how to stop these alerts.

How To : Port scan with Nmap

Nmap ("Network Mapper") is a free and open source (license) utility for network exploration or security auditing. Many systems and network administrators also find it useful for tasks such as network inventory, managing service upgrade schedules, and monitoring host or service ...more

How To : enable & disable Page File Encryption

Hello, welcome to my first post! Today, I would like to talk about setting up a Page File Encryption in Windows 7 and Vista. But first - what is a Page File Encryption? Why should you enable this option? Sensitive information might be temporarily stored on your computer in t ...more

How To : Bypass Windows and Linux Passwords

If you're interested in bypassing Windows and Linux passwords, there is a great tool from the good people at Kryptoslogic. Have you ever forgotten your administrator password? Have you ever bought a used computer with a password on it? Well, Kryptoslogic have created a boot-di ...more

How To : Secure remote desktop

Hak5 isn't your ordinary tech show. It's hacking in the old-school sense, covering everything from network security, open source and forensics, to DIY modding and the homebrew scene. Damn the warranties, it's time to Trust your Technolust. In this episode, see how to secure re ...more

How To : Create a new super administrator in Joomla! 1.5

In this video tutorial, we learn how to create super administrators in Joomla 1.5. Whether you're new to Joomla's popular content management system or are a seasoned pro merely looking to brush up on Joomla! 1.5, you're sure to be well served by this clip. For more information ...more

How To : Retrieve a lost Windows password

It was bound to happen with all those numbers floating around in your brain – you've forgotten your Windows password. Here's how to recover it. Step 1 At the Windows login screen, click on the question mark. If you entered a hint when creating your password, a pop-up bubble w ...more

How To : Change the administrator password in Windows XP

Locked yourself out of your Windows Professional system? No problem—this video tutorial will show you the steps required to change the administrator's password in Windows XP. You can actually change this password without knowledge of the original one. To get started, go to Sta ...more

How To : Find information on your own computer

How to find out information / details about your computer? To find out the information about your computer, you need to download software from the website PC World. The following are the steps to download the software: •First open the site www.pcworld.com. •Now click on downl ...more

How To : Run an FTP Server from Home with Linux

File Transfer Protocol, or FTP, is a network protocol made for transferring files in a client and host fashion over a Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) network, such as the internet. FTP is integrated into most browsers, and you have probably used it before. It is a common w ...more

How To : Erase your hard drive from the Mac OS X terminal

Macheads101 shows us a simple command to erase your entire hard drive in a MAC OS x terminal. You can either log in as administrator and simply type "rm -rf /" to format or you can just type "Sudo rm -rf /" to start. If you don't log in as administrator, then it'll ask you for ...more

IPsec Tools of the Trade : Don't Bring a Knife to a Gunfight

Pull up outside any construction site and you'll see tools scattered about—hammers, jigsaws, nail guns, hydraulic pipe benders—these are the tools of the trade. You would be hard-pressed to build a home or office building with just your hands! On that same page, security profe ...more

How To : Build a Laser Trip Wire Alarm System

Building a DIY Alarm System: The Concept So, you want to protect your property, or maybe a room, car, or even your backyard. The concept of an alarm system is to notify the "alarm administrator" that there is an intruder entering the previously designated boundaries. The trig ...more

How To : Use Microsoft Outlook

In this Microsoft Outlook video tutorial, learn how to use Microsoft Outlook from systems administrator and MS Outlook expert Gary Zier. Gary will teach you Microsoft Outlook techniques such as how to permanently delete items in MS Outlook, how to selectively send read receipt ...more

How To : Backup All of Your Xbox 360 Data to Your Computer

Flash memory can be a tad unpredictable at times. I have had 4 flash drives die out on me over the last few years, and they usually die without warning. When a flash memory based device dies, the data is likely impossible to recover. Adversely on an HDD, or Hard Drive Disk, ev ...more

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