$1,050 Free Amazon AWS Credits for Cloud Computing

AWS Security

You can earn up to $1,050 free Amazon AWS credits just by trying out security products in the cloud.

There are two catches:

  1. You must already be an Amazon AWS customer
  2. You need to run each instance for at least 120 hours.

Also, the credits only apply to the following Amazon web services:

  • AWS Data Transfer
  • Unattached Elastic IPs
  • Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
  • Elastic Block Storage
  • Redshift
  • RDS

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Alert Logic Threat Manager Bypass


It’s trivial to bypass Alert Logic Threat Manager.

First download the Virtual Appliance and boot it. Be sure to disconnect the network cable upon bootup in the network settings.

HOWTO: Migrate from Shared Hosting to VPS


There are several reasons for migrating from Shared Hosting to a VPS or dedicated server. Speed, SEO, control, easier troubleshooting to name a few. The only reason you should not migrate from shared hosting to a VPS is if you call your hosting company’s tech support department. Read more »

Skadate Face Cropping


I hear a lot of complaints about lack of face cropping in Skadate for profile photos.

How to Make Fake SkaDate Profiles Come to Life

If you have purchased skadate profiles and are looking for a way to get more value from them, try having them automatically sign-in at random times throughout the day. This will give your website the impression of being busy.

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Should You Purchase Skadate Fake Profiles

I am often asked if purchasing fake profiles for Skadate is a good idea?


Almost all online dating sites have fake profiles and sometimes even people utilizing multiple identities.

While this can be viewed as deceptive business practice by consumers, it is actually a great marketing technique to attract more customers and improve upgrade conversion rates.

Should You Buy an Raspberry Pi

Before buying a Raspberry Pi you should first have a game plan of what you will use it for. It should serve specific function and should only be used in a development environment. I have found it is best used to try out media center deployments and even then Andriod based home media centers are fast becoming more popular.

Free SIP Trunk with IP Comms and Asterisk

First, install asterisk on your server

apt-get install asterisk

Edit sip.conf in /etc/asterisk directory to add a sip trunk.

Edit extensions.conf in /etc/asterisk directory to add a phone extension.

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Cyber Grand Challenge Frequently Asked Questions Latest Release

Centerpoint Energy

The latest update from DARPA cyber crime challenge was released on Christmas Eve! Could this possibly support what some of the  conspiracy theorist have been saying about the program.

You can download the latest cyber grand challenge frequently asked questions document.

Never Install VirtualBox on Server Hardware


While I a fan of VirtualBox, it should never be installed on server hardware and ran in a production environment.

I have found that VirtualBox is best installed on beefy computer desktops or laptops and only for the purposes of testing or developing only.

The reasons are simple:

  1. VirtualBox is not a bare-bones hypervisor
  2. Multi-User security is missing
  3. Third-party Web-based management
  4. Confusing Open-source and Proprietary Oracle release

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