Remote control your Raspberry Pi running Kali using VNC server

RaspberryPiI like low-power devices that you can leave somewhere for some interesting research.
Therefore I need remote access to it and turnout it was an easy task on the Raspberry Pi.
Lets first do a general update/upgrade to make sure the pi is on the latest software..

apt-get update
apt-get dist-upgrade -y

Now lets install the VNC server.

apt-get install x11vnc -y

Before we can start the VNC server we first need to make sure our x11 server is just running fine (if you don’t start it first VNC will throw you an error.)

startx &

(Note: If it is the first time you start your X11 environment you probably want the pi connected to an external output (hdmi) to see if the initial configuration went well on it. after that it can be disconencted from the video source and remoted into.)

Now that we have our X11 server running fine we can start our VNC server to remote into you x11 enviroment:

x11vnc &

I would recommend to tunnel your traffic over a ssh tunnel if your Pi is on a remote location.
(Note: When you disconnect from the VNC server the server will shut down. So if you wanne connect again you need to run x11vnc & again …)

Have fun..:)

Vertical Auto Bed Level Probe for PRUSA i3 RepRap Printer

After building my first 3D printer I was looking for an autobed-level mount for the z-axis.

I found a lot of bed-level mounts on thingiverse but couldn’t find a nice on for Thingv1my PRUSA i3.All the things I found had all a motion rotating forwards/ backwards, but i had an issue with these because they where all touching the bed when calibrating.

To avoid hitting the bed when leveling I think the probe needs to move up/down.

So Let’s make a Thing 🙂

After hobbying around for a couple hours and thinking about the design I made some sketches in my mind and was transfering them to a 3D design.

So here is v1 of my First Thing…(Will be shared on Thingiverse after I complete printing and testing for it…)

Thing1v1

TODO:

Make a rotor that attaches to the probe.(to move it up and down)
Sharing .STL Files 🙂

 

 

Check out thingiverse for more updates
https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:335904

Turn your TP-Link TL-WR1043ND Router into a Pineapple

TL-WR1043NDA few weeks ago I came along this page and was wondering if it was possible to port this also to my router (used as switch) the TP-Link TL-WR1043ND.
A couple things still needs to be done (placing the WLAN in a seperate VLAN and some other small tweaks I”ll be working on the couple of weeks ;)) but the karma script is working and accepting clients 😉

Check out the progres: Here

OpenWrt 10.03.1 USB Image released for ASUS WL700gE

It’s been a while since I released my last OpenWrt image…

After some time I finally got some time to pick up the development for the ASUS WL700gE router/nas.

The development for the USB Basic image is completed and uploaded to the site.

More info on http://wl700ge.hezik.nl

In the next weeks I’m gonne create a image to boot from the internat HDD (image is almost completed just needs to be tested properly..)
Also in the planning is a image that includes al the basic OpenWrt goodies plus some extras added like bittorrent, nzb donloading, media server, and so on.

I’m also trying to create a image that is based purely on security. all sorts of sniffing goodies will be in there 🙂

Have fun with the new image.

Upgrade From BackTrack 5 R2 to BackTrack 5 R3

bt5r2-blog-1Recently, we released the long-awaited BackTrack 5 R3 but for those of you who don’t want to start fresh with a new installation, have no fear because you can easily upgrade your existing installation of R2 to R3.

Our primary focus with this release was on the implementation of various bug fixes, numerous tools upgrades and well over 60 new additions to the BackTrack suite. Because of this, the upgrade path to BackTrack 5 R3 is relatively quick and painless.

First, you will want to make sure that your existing system is fully updated:

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Building your own storage server with freenas

My goal was to create an affordable storage server that has a capacity around 10 TB, to store my favorite collections on it and make some backups from various system.
And most important … It doesn’t use a lot of juice….

I was also looking at some QNAP’s and SYNOLOGY’s NAS drives but they are all pretty expensieve  especialy the ones that could house 8 drives or more.

I used the following components to build/house my storage server. (note that most of these part where laying aroung in my house.)
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Remote control your BackTrack 5 box using VNC Server

This article discribes how you can remotely connect to your backtrack box using VNC server.

Lets start with making sure your HackBox is up to date by running the command:

apt-get update
apt-get dist-upgrade

Now we can install the server:

apt-get install vnc4server
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Enable SSH server on Backtrack 5 r2

The SSH server is pre-installed , we just need to configure it before we can fire it up.
The first thing we need to is generate the ssh keys by running:

root@bt:~# sshd-generate

Generating public/private rsa1 key pair.
<— blablabla — >
Generating public/private rsa key pair.
Your identification has been saved in /etc/ssh/ssh_host_rsa_key.
Your public key has been saved in /etc/ssh/ssh_host_rsa_key.pub.
<— blablabla — >
Generating public/private dsa key pair.
Your identification has been saved in /etc/ssh/ssh_host_dsa_key.
Your public key has been saved in /etc/ssh/ssh_host_dsa_key.pub.
<— blablabla — > Continue reading “Enable SSH server on Backtrack 5 r2”

BackTrack 5 R2 Released! Mar 1st, 2012

BackTrack 5 R2 Released! Mar 1st, 2012

http://www.backtrack-linux.org/

After months of development, bug fixes, upgrades, and the addition of 42 new tools, we are happy to announce the full release of BackTrack 5 R2 available for download now. Running our custom-built 3.2.6 kernel with the best wireless support available, this is our fastest and best release of BackTrack yet. In the past few weeks, we have had a flood of submissions to our BackTrack Redmine Tracker with submissions for many new tools and dozens of packages that needed to be updated and this has helped to make this one of the strongest releases we’ve ever had. Continue reading “BackTrack 5 R2 Released! Mar 1st, 2012”