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Domain Blacklist

by on Oct.17, 2017, under Posts

Currently, I’ve been using Pi-hole as a means of blocking ads, malicious websites, and other undesirable things in my own personal network. My Pi-hole setup is blocking 1,702,945 domains, so it can be a way of saving bandwidth and helping fellow network users on my network avoid known blacklisted malicious websites. Granted, it is not perfect and it will always be a game of cat and mouse, especially with methods like this, when it comes to blocking domains. But if you’re looking for a small weekend project for your home or small office, I strongly recommend looking into Pi-hole. It’s a better means of blocking in my opinion than the hosts file method especially with fixed location desktop computers (although, on a side note you could VPN into your network with mobile devices and still use your own personal Pi-hole). With that being said, I’m hosting another huge blacklist of domains/IPs on my google drive, in two formats. One only has the hosts, and the other has a hosts file format (i.e. 127.0.0.1     BadWebsite.com):

HostsOnly (28.1 MB) – sha1sum – 34a86bcb2b4dba37818fd7de39252b342b9c2f6d

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BxZG1yRxL_q4aVlNU3N3eVhyRTQ

HostsLoopback (44.4 MB) – sha1sum – e3bdad79c32d7eed3e65c49df5788820e675b78d

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BxZG1yRxL_q4VTQxRERNVmFkLVU

 

 

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A solution for Windows 10 Pro activation issues

by on Sep.09, 2017, under Posts

If you have recently swapped a motherboard in a Windows 10 system that is a MBR based system (this may work for UEFI based systems, though I doubt it) and you’re running into activation issues like the following:

0x803f7001

Unable to reach Windows activation servers

Your key is not valid etc…

‘slui 4’ in run prompt doesn’t work

Try this:

1.) Open an elevated cmd prompt.

2.) C:\Windows\system32\slmgr.vbs /ipk NMCXD-TFQ77-PVBCT-XVV68-TQ726

3.) You may get an error message but you can ignore this.

4.) slui 4 in run prompt should work now and you can activate your Windows 10 Pro installation via the installation ID.

If this doesn’t work, you have any issues, questions or comments, please leave a comment below.

 

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zitstif-multibootmbr-usb-yumi-2.0.0.9-2017-07-11-19-img (zitUSB)

by on Jul.15, 2017, under Posts

Today I present to you a very useful tool that I would like to share with you. If you work in information technology or dabble around with it, this tool may be of great use to you. Inspired by http://www.hackfromacave.net/katana/, I have made my own multi-booting USB flash drive. This is not a replacement for Katana but just merely an alternative. I present to you: zitstif-multibootmbr-usb-yumi or zitUSB for short (URL to download is toward the bottom of the post).

This flash drive image not only has multiple distros on it, but has an array of useful tools for any ‘hacker’, computer enthusiast, network admin, technician, etc. Here is the root of the flash drive:

For those of you willing to look at the `tree` of this drive, here you go: http://zitstif.no-ip.org/usb/tree.txt

Here’s a list of the distros/bootable OSes:

For clarification: WDO is Windows Defender Offline, kav_rescue is kaspersky AV live CD, the Windows 7 Home Premium is basically any version of Windows 7 (via a method like this),  and there’s multiple versions of Clonezilla because I have ran into compatibility issues with certain systems.

TAKE NOTE THAT YUMI-2.0.0.9 IS ON THE ROOT OF THE DRIVE, USE THIS VERSION FOR ADDING OR REMOVING DISTROS! IF YOU USE ANY VERSION DIFFERENT TO ADD OR REMOVE DISTROS, YOU WILL POTENTIALLY MAKE YOUR FLASH DRIVE UNBOOTABLE!

I made an image of my flash drive using clone-zilla-2.4.2-61-i686-pae, however that version or any newer version should work in creating your flash drive.

A quick side note: I was able to boot off of this drive using a Macbook (13-inch, Late 2009). I first had to use Plop and then told the Macbook to boot off of USB. However, in the Yumi menu, the keyboard did not work and I had to use an external keyboard.

Requirements:

  • 1 Flash drive that is 32GB of larger
  • A computer with working USB ports
  • clone-zilla-2.4.2-61-i686-pae or newer and know-how for using clonezilla to restore an image (look here if needed)
  • patience to download an 18GB file
  • To use: a computer that supports CSM or legacy mode, system must also be x86 or x64, ARM is NOT SUPPORTED

Hashes:

zitstif-multibootmbr-usb-yumi-2.0.0.9-2017-07-11-19-img.rar
MD5: 0988fb81652742a595748ac723c8a787
SHA-1: 8adeb884baeff97a5c09721ae64ff6a5d88a96df

RAR content hashes (MD5):

ffe3d783099ca73716e2b640bfd831e7 blkdev.list

40bab056938e4c10321a605a093b32a6 blkid.list

e78a6e82dfbcd592ec3f3cac3845a734 dev-fs.list

ff0a4ce532aa9be376f4e49bc35fe572 sdd-pt.sf

d9aecb1e6f8b6be75219b313998ec8e0 sdd-chs.sf

890485aa018405d04fadcd3a51d71fd4 sdd-pt.parted

0989aa9d66fe2fbade298f8c6f1236db sdd-pt.parted.compact

ed356b009be474fef10efc60939de511 sdd-hidden-data-after-mbr

e2dbab6ba17e25d3ff12a179da13732e sdd-mbr

f0873661b3057fc74d65acaaf063ac64 sdd1.vfat-ptcl-img.gz.aa

b0bcbb15f49c38e2deaf9087bc2da5b0 sdd1.vfat-ptcl-img.gz.ab

0ebfd956346a0c1c6d72a1d385ef3b7a sdd1.vfat-ptcl-img.gz.ac

009174f7ddcc057f49e9dfc54da58d91 sdd1.vfat-ptcl-img.gz.ad

b303b75755c0815bbdcc69cb09540dfd sdd1.vfat-ptcl-img.gz.ae

7a466b46e75d7f2e58580a937b9fff74 info-lshw.txt

8eab9cdcaa09d256b20084b2e8839e15 info-dmi.txt

bdf55074c4e8720d2fa7c0a3bca7909b info-lspci.txt

4501bf778509426fba474f19fa0d0cf4 info-packages.txt

85396fcb9cb6ae3247dfdf0c34242ae4 parts

b1e4a422a5f04875f35577bf8856d688 disk

db0a67b885cff5a95ec3d745b0b33294 info-saved-by-cmd.txt

c5c44e45b2eed964753fbb6060caba23 clonezilla-img

Download:

File is hosted on Google Drive and MEGA.NZ. The URLs are available in a TXT file: http://zitstif.no-ip.org/usb/url.txt

sha1sum 654fc8f2d47ac3c4b8e31103ef819222f910a87e url.txt

Feel free to leave any feedback.

#10/15/2017 Recently a friend wanted me to make a copy for him. The USB drive I used to create the Clonezilla image, calls for a 32.1GB flash drive, however his flash drive is only 32GB. This is no issue. The zitUSB volume has about 10GB free and you can use the ‘expert’ option in Clonezilla, switch on the -icds flag, and lastly set the option for proportional partitions.

#8/3/2017 Due to limitations of MEGA.NZ, I have the file also hosted on Google Drive.

#7/22/2017 Currently trying to find another hoster outside of MEGA.NZ because MEGA.NZ limits how much you download at a time. (After downloading about 5GB, you have to wait about 5 hours until you can download more or you have to pay for a premium account. I’m currently looking into archive.org but I’m running into issues.) 

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