When you install VirtualBox using apt-get, you install the latest and greatest version, right? Not necessarily. What you really wind up installing is the version that is associated with your apt-get sources. This is by design, and with reasonably good reason. This week, I will go over the steps needed to install THE latest and greatest version of VirtualBox, right from them.

A quick google search for "crack wifi" will return tons and tons of results. Take a quick peek at any of the results, and they will literally walk you through, command by command, and crack a WiFi passphrase within 6 steps. Within 5 minutes, you can read several of these walkthroughs. It looks so easy! Could it really be that simple? Truth be told, it isn't...

the dd command certainly has it varied uses, and is a vary well used (and loved AND hated) command. My only one gripe about the command, is that there is no status indicator; nothing to tell how you how far along you are, how much is left, or if the command is even still working. Well, there is a way to get a progress bar... Read on for how.

I have need of a VPN connection to get back home for some basic connectivity and work. And while it works just great, I need to a bit of CLI work to add a route prior to manually connecting the VPN. I figured a script would be the perfect solution to automate this. And given the simplicity of this, I figured this script would be quick and easy, and easily made to be "portable" for use in just about any similar situation. In the end, the script works great, but wasn't without it's challenges.

In order to avoid logging in as the root user, we have the sudo command to allow us to run commands as the root user, thus allowing us accomplish admin tasks, with our own, non-root users. Most of the time, the sudo command will prompt you for your password, just to make sure. While this is typically just fine, it annoys the heck out of me. In this article, we will cover editing the sudoers file, and getting rid of the password prompt.