How to Run ParrotOS on WSL2

In this tutorial, I will show you how to get ParrotOS running directly on WSL2, running Windows 10 (ver. 2004 / Build 19041 or higher) OR Windows 11 x64. ParrotOS is very useful if you’re getting started in pen testing, as it already has all the useful tools installed that you need to get going. As with any pen testing …

Cybersecurity: Things to know going into 2022

Thanks to everyone who attended our tech chat today with Stetson, Lewis & Jason! It was great to see all of your cyber security questions coming in – sorry if we missed you! I hope it gave some valuable insight into the cyber security space in the near future, including your most vulnerable ‘Layer 8‘! We will definitely be doing …

Machine Level Automation

Thank you to everyone who attended our Machine Level Automation Event last Wednesday! Special thanks to N-able Head Nerds, Jason Murphy and Marc-Andre Tanguay for their time on this! Did you miss the event? No problem – watch back the Livestream here! Extra Resources Want to check out the automation scripts used in the Livestream? Click here to download them! …

WireGuard – VPN underdog?

Most of us have used a VPN for one reason or another. More recently, due to a heightened increase in “work from home” initiatives, companies have taken advantage of VPNs to keep employees ‘inside’ their networks, virtually. Not to mention the huge take up in VPN subscriptions for private use in recent years. For the most part, OpenVPN is the …

Whistleblower: Ubiquiti Breach “Catastrophic”

It has been reported that Ubiquiti have suffered a substantial breach of their systems. On the 11th January, Ubiquiti reported that a breach involving a third-party cloud provider exposed customer account credentials. A source who participated in the response to that breach alleges Ubiquiti massively downplayed a “catastrophic” incident to minimize the hit to its stock price, and that the …

Attackers place back door in Official PHP Git Repo

Attackers managed to implement a backdoor in PHP’s official Git repo. Two commits were made on Sunday 28th March 2021 which were apparent “minor adjustments”, however, enabled the ability to preform remote code execution on any server running PHP. This was shortly discovered by PHP users. Nikita Popov issued a statement, claiming “We don’t yet know howexactly this happened, but …

An Open Letter from a Woman Working in IT

By: Ana Marie A Much Needed Forward The worst part about this is, I have to write this. The best part is, it may help someone else. Please, reach out and let me know if it does. I’d love to hear any ways this benefitted someone. I’m going to say this out loud, because I feel it’s necessary to: There’s …

Pi Pico: The $4 Microcontroller Revolution

On the 21st January 2021, Raspberry Pi released their Raspberry Pi Pico Microcontroller. It’s built on the new RP2040 chip developed by Raspberry Pi themselves! It’s programmable with both C/C++ and MicroPython, packing quite the punch with a dual-core ARM Cortex-M0+ processor. Raspberry Pi (2021) So… what can I use it for? Whatever your heart desires! The Pico allows for …

I’ve Got a Linux, Now What?

If you’re new to Linux, it can be overwhelming to sort through all of the info online. What should you do next? How do I even use Linux? There are TONS of things you can do with Linux, but let’s assume you’re learning it to further your career and open up additional opportunities. Here’s a few resources to get you …

Candidate instantly rejected after entering building

Job interviews are one of the many life processes that we all get a bit anxious about, no matter how experienced you are. However, we all know that respecting someone is just a basic level of human decency and shouldn’t depend on who that person is, “treat someone how you want to be treated” is a phrase everyone has heard …