How to setup and configure a wireless network in a secure manner

An improperly configured wireless network can present massive consequences for anyone. Consequences can range from freeloaders using your internet – to malware, data theft, and liability for illegal activity. If your network is left open and unsecured, you are practically inviting freeloaders to use your internet; you wouldn’t leave your doors open and unlocked at night, would you? You might know your neighbors well, but you do not want to be responsible for them or their kids downloading movies on your network. More dedicated hackers would prey on networks might prey on wireless networks using old weak encryption or might even try to guess weak and common passwords regardless of what kind of encryption you are using. Methods of Attack You should not only worry about those who live around you, there is a method called ‘wardriving’ that hackers use to prey on wireless networks. Wardriving involves people driving around, searching for and trying to gain access to networks while in a vehicle. Obviously open networks can be joined with ease, however there are more complex methods for more knowledgeable hackers. They use software such as Aircrack to obtain a handshake with a wireless network. The handshake is the exchange of the encrypted key between the client and the wireless router. The handshake is retrieved by sending de-authentication packets to disconnect devices from the wireless network; they then wait for a device to reconnect (most will automatically). Once a device attempts to reconnect, Aircrack captures the handshake as a .CAP file. The .CAP file can then be cracked with Aircrack using the CPU or converted to another format to...

How to share files in the cloud using Dropbox

Sharing files using an online cloud storage provider can provide many benefits. Convenience, productivity, selective sharing, integration, and access anywhere/anytime are the most prominent benefits to using a cloud storage provider. There are many different cloud storage providers such as: Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive, Box, Dropbox, and more. I will be covering Dropbox, because it provides an excellent implementation of every one of the benefits that I have listed.   Dropbox allows you to easily integrate their services with a variety of different operating systems. Dropbox can be accessed through an internet browser; however, it supports integration with Mobile, Windows, Linux, and more. This means that essentially whatever platform you are using or have access to, you will be able to access your Dropbox files. With Dropbox integration, you will be able to edit files in a local Dropbox folder even without an internet connection (files which were synced last time you had an internet connection) and they will automatically sync and update next time you are reconnected. In order to upload Files, you may simply copy them to the Dropbox folder or upload them on the Dropbox website. Once files are uploaded they are automatically synced across devices using the most recently modified version. Sharing is quite simple as well; to share files from your integrated Dropbox folder, simply right click your file(s)/folder(s) that you want to share and click the “Share” button with the Dropbox logo next to it. The process is similar for the web interface. On the web interface you can click the “New share folder” button to either create a new folder and share...

How to install Windows 10 using VMware

First, we must choose the ‘Create a New Virtual Machine’ option, either from the home screen or the ‘File’ drop down menu.   Choose the ‘Typical’ installation option unless you find it necessary to change the specific settings listed in the description of the ‘Custom’ option. Some of these options include: Compatibility settings, SCSI controller type, virtual disk type, and pre-allocate disk space. There are other settings included in the custom installation as well, but we can change those later. Here, we make sure we have our installation media present, either an ISO file or an installation disk. Browse for and select the appropriate installation media; choose the ‘Installer Disk:’ option if using a disk for installation. Notice that VMware alerts us that it will be using Easy Install. This means that VMware will help automate the installation process by asking some questions before the installation begins. Input your Username, Password, Edition, and Product key for ‘Easy Install’ to use during installation. The product key may be submitted after installation; however, it is important to know what edition of windows 10 that you need (not all keys will work with any edition). You may also choose to log on automatically at this point if you desire. Next, choose a name for the virtual machine; I will be naming mine ITSUP198-WIN10, so I know exactly what the purpose of it is. Choose a location for the virtual machine if the default location is not where you intend to store it. Choose the size of the virtual machine to fit your needs. In this case, the default of 60 GB is...
2017-2018 Report –  Best Information Technology Schools, Diplomas and Degree programs in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

2017-2018 Report – Best Information Technology Schools, Diplomas and Degree programs in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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2017-2018 Best Computer Schools and Information Technology Degree and Diploma programs in Milwaukee Area

2017-2018 Best Computer Schools and Information Technology Degree and Diploma programs in Milwaukee Area

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2017-2018 MATC IT Computer Support Program Cards

Attached are images of IT Computer Support Program Cards for 2017-2018 School year. Some courses have changed so cards have been updated. Always good to have latest electronic versions 🙂   Also include PDF Versions of the files for your reference: IT Computer Support Specialist AAS_ProCard_2017-18 IT Computer Support Technician_Diploma _ProCard_2017-18 IT Help Desk Support Specialist_Diploma _ProCard_2017-18 IT Level 2 - Service Center Technician_Certificate_ProCard_2017-18 IT Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Support Specialist_Certificate_ProCard_2017-18 IT Service Center Technician_Certificate_ProCard_2017-18 IT User Support Technician_Diploma...