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building apache tomcat from source

Building Apache Tomcat from Source

Building Apache Tomcat from source is easy, and is the first step to building your own Tomcat mods. Comprehensive instructions are provided by Apache in the BUILDING.txt file. This article will augment those steps with screenshots and a few helper scripts to make the job a bit easier. If you haven’t already done so, provision […]

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Installing Ubuntu on Hyper-V

Installing Ubuntu on Hyper-V

This article will look at the steps required for installing Ubuntu on Hyper-V. We will focus on a vanilla build using Ubuntu LTS 20.04. This virtual machine could be used for a variety of purposes as-is. In later articles we will build on this simple foundation to create an open source intelligence (osint) platform for […]

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building a windows 10 vm in hyper-v

Building a Windows 10 VM on Hyper-V

This article will look at the steps required for building a Windows 10 VM on Hyper-V. Love it or hate it, at some point you will find yourself needing a Windows 10 workstation. Maybe to use as a cybersecurity target, testing a new software install, or for installing business software that will not run on […]

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installing metasploitable on hyper-v

Installing Metasploitable on Hyper-V

Metasploitable is an intentionally vulnerable Linux virtual machine that can be used to conduct security training, test security tools, and practice penetration testing. This article will look at the steps required for installing Metasploitable on Hyper-V. Downloading Metasploitable There are a number of versions available for download. We will be using the download available directly […]

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updating kali linux vm 2022.1

How to Upgrade Kali Linux to 2022.1

In this brief article we will upgrade Kali Linux to release 2022.1. This upgrade demonstration is on a Hyper-V virtual machine. The steps, however, are not specific to Hyper-V VMs and will work on other platforms. Kali 2022.1 was released on Feburary 14th 2022 with the full release notes located here. If you would like […]

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Kali Hyper-V

How to Install Kali Linux on Hyper-V

This article documents the process of installing Kali Linux as a virtual machine running on a Windows 10 workstation using Hyper-V. The installation has numerous steps but most of them involve accepting default values. Rather than include all of the screenshots inline (which will become unwieldy), this article will be broken into several pages. An […]

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