Get A Cloud Virtual Machine For Free

Yes, I am serious! Oracle has a free tier of there cloud infrastructure. You get a 200GB SSD, 4 instances of ARM Ampere A1 Oracle cloud CPUs, and 24GB of RAM. Unfortunately you must have a credit or debit card to use the free tier. They use it to make sure your not a bot…

Learn The Linux Filesystem

Last month we learned the commands pwd, ls, cd, and basically how to navigate the terminal . Now we will learn the file structure of Linux and how to navigate it. NetworkChuck will show you where in the file-system to do what. Learn more Linux for Hackers.

Advanced Google Tips

Everyday we depend on Google to organize the world’s information. In most situation you can put in any term and the search-engine will find it. This might be called the shotgun method. You get results for all of the words in the quire. That said, Google is not a human and can doesn’t understand context,…

Linux Course For Beginners

You can get a free Linux workstation in the cloud, and use it to learn hacking skills. You will learn to use Linux and cloud computing. Best of all it’s free! Network Chuck will show you how to get a free Linux workstation a begin to learn the basics of Linux, basics that are the…

Finding Hidden Startup Programs in Windows

The best way to speed up your computer is to prevent programs and services from starting up when Windows starts. The problem, there are many places to find and stop programs from starting up with Windows. The first thing to check is “Startup Apps”. In Windows 10 and 11 hit the “Windows key” and type…

Coffee Shop WiFi, Is It Safe?

A few years back I did a demonstration at KIPCUG on login security, and how I could capture someone’s login credentials using a Firefox plugin called Firesheep. In the demonstration I captured a Facebook users credentials and logged into their account. This was possible at the time because Facebook was not using any encryption in…

PhotoScape X Marks The Spot

PhotoScape X is a free/cheap photo editor that combines the ease Instagram with the power of LightRoom. You can make changes to a photo simply adding a filter for some pop, or you can dive deep and make lots of manual adjustment. In many ways it remind me of Google Photos, but more powerful. The…

Hidden Windows Features

There are a lot of useful features in Windows 10 that you may not know exist like: Secret Start Menu – If you right-click the Windows Start icon in the low right corner of you screen you will see a menu giving you access right-away to many of the tools may want to access. Storage…

5G Is Coming To Your Home

Can 5G cell service replace your home Internet from Spectrum or Comcast? In the last year cable companies have lost customers or at least have not gotten any new customers. This maybe partly due to 5G cell networks. These networks are fast enough to watch 4K HD video. Eventually these networks could give us up…

Windows Keyboard Shortcuts

If you’re like me and you like to keep your hands on or near the keyboard, instead of reaching for the mouse every 5 second, you could use a keyboard shortcut. Using shortcuts can make your workflow easier and faster. These shortcuts (also call hotkeys) are specific to Windows 10 and 11. There are many…