Saturday

How to Easily Update Burp suite 2.x from 1.7.x for Linux

Today we're going to be learning how to upgrade or update our Burp Suite from 1.7.x to the latest 2.1 version for Pro and Community Editions on Linux, this update is awesome, and I'd show you how you will get it easily.

Note however that this is available to Community and Pro Edition only, soon the developers would update for Enterprise versions, so you should keep checking here because I'll update this post when it's available for Burp Suite Enterprise Edition


This update has cool stuffs for security researchers, whitehat hackers etc as the latest version has some new features along with its previous functionalities. One of the major feature of the update is that now Burp suite comes new display setting called Darcula (Night theme), this is to improve its UI (user interface) for LOVERS OF NIGHT MODE.

Burp Suite Community Edition v2.1


If you're already in the game (Web app security and InfoSec), you should already know what is Burp suite and how useful and powerful it is.


STEPS ON HOW TO UPDATE! How to Update Burp Suite in Kali Linux to version 2

There are many ways to go about updating your Burp Suite but what worked for me was using CLI in Terminal to update my Burp Suite Community Edition to the latest v2.1.


1. Go here to download Burp suite Community Edition

2. Look for Burp Suite Community Edition v2.1 and click Download for Linux
Filename should be "burpsuite_community_linux_v2_1.sh"

3. After download completes be sure it's in your download folder

4. Open Terminal and use the following commands
  •  sudo bash ~/Downloads/burpsuite_community_linux_v2_1.sh

5. Hit Enter and wait, Setup Wizard will pop-up >> Select - Yes, update the existing installation.



That's all! Now you can open Burp Suite again from your Linux app menu and continue to enjoy Burp with its new features for your researches.

Before now, there are 2 versions of Burp Suite (Free) or Burp Suite Community Edition for you.

Burp Suite Community Edition v1.7.36 - this is the stable version we all had been using.

Burp Suite Community Edition v2.1 - The latest one released June 28, 2019. It was in BETA mode as at the time I wrote this post.

Note that Community Edition is the Free version of Burp suite, there's 2 other Paid Editions which are
  • Burp Suite Enterprise and

  • Burp Suite Professional Edition

Friday

How To Design Your Own Printed Circuit Board

If your goal is to make a permanent project, as opposed to a breadboard setup, then you will want to design your own PCB. We will show you here, albeit briefly, how to design your printed circuit board and have it made by a PCB manufacturer.

It is possible to etch your PCBs at home but it’s a messy process, it’s much easier and cheaper to have a professional manufacturer to do this part for you – all you need to do is design the board and send them the files. There are plenty of popular PCB design software programs available


 Printed Circuit Board



Before you start the design of your printed circuit board it’s a good idea to make a schematic of your circuit. This schematic will be the blueprint that will be used for laying out the traces and placing of components on the board itself. This will make the design process much easier.


Schematic Symbols

It is best practice to put the schematic symbols down on the canvas before you draw any wires. Each symbol needs to have a PCB footprint attached to it, this will define physical dimensions of the components and the placement of any through holes or copper pads.

With all your symbols on the schematic and you have assigned each with a footprint, you should now start drawing your wires. When the wiring is finished it can be a good idea to label your symbols. It is best to use an advanced PCB design software like Altium for this kind of task.


Component Arrangement

With the wiring and symbols done, it is time to arrange your components. You might want to do a little research to see if there are any special design requirements that your circuit may need. For instance, some circuits perform better when certain components are in specific locations to either improve efficiency or reduce noise.

With component placement arranged, it’s now time to start drawing your traces. Refer back to your earlier schematic to verify the correct connections. Traces can be routed automatically by using the auto-router function of the PCB design software that you are using, but for more complex circuits and arrangements it may be better to do this manually as auto-routers may not be 100% accurate in these instances. For simpler designs, the auto-router should be sufficient, and you can always manually adjust everything later if required.

 

Printed Circuit Board Gerber Files

With everything else taken care of, it’s time for you to download your PCBs Gerber files. Gerber files are a set of image files generated by your design software. The files contain all of the data required that a manufacturer will use to create the printed circuit board for you.

The Gerber files are compressed into a single .zip file which can easily be emailed or uploaded. The filed consist of separate images for copper traces, silk screen and locations of drill holes etc.


This was only a rough guide, but you should have a better understanding of the process, your chosen software package will have detailed instructions on its use.

FIX - Firefox Add-ons stop working on Ubuntu/Linux

After reading this post you would be able to know why your Mozilla Add-ons had failed, disabled, deactivated, broken or stopped working and how to fix the issue which affected everybody using the browser.

I use Kali Linux on my new machine with Firefox ESR being my main browser and it's been an awesome experience so far, until the bug that crashed all the Add-ons we use on Firefox ESR for Linux and it was due to a bug that affected the Legacy extensions (Firefox standards).


Firefox Addons


I searched and waited for an update regarding the issue until 6th May, the official Firefox Twitter handle announced an update that fixed the bug that crashed our Add-ons.





A new Firefox 66.0.5 had been released and it fixes the whole add-on breakage issues but how do you get this working on your Ubuntu (Linux) without stress.

Answer:
For other Operating systems like Windows and Mac, all they need to do is go to this page, click download and install the Firefox 66.0.5 but for Linux, it's a bit different ball game.

HOW TO UPDATE/FIX FIREFOX ADD-ON PROBLEMS ON LINUX

Normally, when you open your Terminal and use the following command lines it would update and fix your "Firefox ESR add-on stopped working issues" :

  • sudo apt-get install update
  • sudo apt-get install firefox

But the above CL won't work for now because Ubuntu is yet to update their packages from Sources list.
So if you can't wait for an update from them (for Firefox ESR), then you can use my fix/steps below. This will install Firefox mainline in your Ubuntu.

1. Visit the page with your Operating system and Click Download to get Firefox 66.0.5 update here , the file should be in tar.bz2 extension.
Note- Close Firefox ESR if it's open.

2. Open your Terminal and run the following:

cd ~
tar xjf firefox-66.0.5.tar.bz2

3. Now to launch the browser, run the below CL in your Terminal:

~/firefox/firefox

After launching successfully, you would see your Add-ons working again :)

Note however that you won't be able to run ESR while using mainline Firefox at the same time if they're both installed under same user profile and folders in your Ubuntu/Linux machine.

Snax, the Blockchain based Social Overlay - Reviewed

Snax is a blockchain overlay meant to cover the utmost prevalent social media to create an economy of individuals’ contacts. Snax is a basic convenience token of own DPOS blockchain.

The Snax podium permits to measure the worth of a public content evidently and prize publishers devoid of forcing social platforms to modify well-known business models. Snax offers free accounts registering, prompt zero-cost deals, endowment system and the likelihood to create Apps.

Snax Review blockchain based social overlay


Why Snax is unique?

Snax focuses on saving amassed UX and present network effects. It implies that one does not require altering the normal way of employing favorite social platforms to partake in the Snax economy. Simply keep publishing plus check the Snax balance occasionally.

For whichever user Snax offers two basic modes to participate:


-Amass Systematic Publisher Rewards
- Accept and send contributions

Both usage cases are realized via a mechanism of Social Transactions, which is an important aspect of the Snax blockchain. The Social Transactions offer a likelihood of sending SNAX to whichever account on a social podium, incorporated into Snax. A noteworthy fragment of Social Transactions mechanism is the opening to direct the tokens to an account whose possessor hasn’t been listed on Snax yet.

 

The blockchain overlay solution


On the rationale of doctrine #1, Snax is en route to fashion an overlap resolution on the blockchain, which  shall  be  naturally  entrenched  in  the  prevailing  social  media  environment.  Simultaneously, users don’t have to alter their know-how of employing social media platforms.

The SNAX tokens can get rewarded to any individual, who makes content on social media focused on promotion like Reddit, Instagram, and Twitter etc. SNAX is the elementary utility coin of its blockchain podium. Snax blockchain is centered on  EOS  —  prevalent  open source  blockchain  engine  using  DPOS  accord  algorithm  [11], nevertheless with free account registering, which permits Snax to execute principle #2 thoroughly.

 

Technology

Snax blockchain utilizes DPOS agreement. However, Snax has a dissimilar standpoint on several basic blockchain inklings:  computing resources management, account registration and ICO. Snax similarly pays much consideration to build the intelligible interface for covering each phase of employing blockchain. Its main precedence is to offer the simplicity of employing blockchain for a normal Internet consumer.


Main milestones

The roadmap of Snax comprises the following key aspects:

-Social Transactions on the most prevalent podiums: Facebook, Reddit, Twitter, YouTube etc.
-Contribution system having collectable tokens support
-Social media marketing podium that is decentralized
-Decentralized influencer advertizing podium

Saturday

EaseUS Review for Mac - Best Free Data Recovery software

Did you mistakenly delete something from your Mac OS X? Or maybe due to crash or some error you lost some valuable file(s) in your MacBook?
EaseUS Data Recovery Software for Mac OS X is arguably one of the best solutions to perform a successful Mac data recovery and it's Free to use.

We will do a further more explanation of how EaseUS data recovery software works for Mac OS X in this review.

EaseUS Mac Data Recovery freeware enables you to recover deleted, lost, or formatted files at the press only a few buttons.

With just three simple steps, it's enough to restore all of your deleted data on MacBook, iMac, and storage devices. The earlier you use, the greater the chance is to recover.

Recovering Mac Files with EaseUS

EaseUS free data recovery software recovers deleted and formatted files for Mac. It can be applied to repair and restore photos, videos, music files, emails, documents, archived files, and more: 200+ file types are supported.

How to Recover Lost Data and Ensure Hard Drive Recovery on Mac OS X

Here is the simple guide on how to perform a Mac data recovery which will Recover lost/deleted files, photos, videos etc on Mac OS x with EaseUS data recovery software.

STEP 1: INSTALL
Download and install the program, then launch it on your Mac computer. It's completely safe and will never cause any damage to your drives.



STEP 2: LOCATE AND SCAN
Select the disk/partition where you lost data, click 'Scan' to start file scanning.



STEP 3: PREVIEW AND RECOVER MAC DATA

Filter scan results, preview and recover data



There you have it. We just recovered lost Mac Data using EaseUS, with just few clicks, it works very fast, it’s efficient and has proved to be a lifesaver to so many Mac OS X users all over the world.

4 Tips for Selecting Great Mining Hardware

In the early years of cryptocurrency, mining crypto was such a rewarding and straightforward venture as it could be done from CPUs. However, as the industry matured, the mining of crypto became more competitive, phasing out CPU miners. Currently, for an investor to enjoy maximum returns, a wise selection of mining hardware should be considered.


Mining hardware are responsible for solving complex mathematical problems that verify a blockchain transaction. Upon finding the right solution, the miner is awarded a certain value of the coin minted. And the approved transaction is cryptographically added to the blockchain. A few pointers to picking excellent mining hardware include:

Determine the type of mining investor you want to be

There are two types of crypto drilling investors. Those who get into the venture as a hobby, and those who mine virtual currencies with the aim of meeting maximum profits. Depending on the category you belong and the finances you have at your disposal, there are three types of mining rigs you can purchase. These include GPU Miners, FPGA Miners, and ASIC Miners.


Graphics Processing Units (GPU) miners are ideal for hobbyists or those who want to try out mining without committing many risks. If you are no longer interested in mining as an investment, you can sell out the graphics cards and regain a significant portion of your initial investments.

FPGA miners, though not so popular, offer something in between GPUs and ASICs. They are more profitable that GPUs but less income-generating that ASIC rigs.


On a different note, ASIC miners have the highest returns on investments. However, their resale value are quite limited once they grow obsolete. Most ASIC miners are configured to be task specific.

Selecting Great Mining Hardware


Work out a cost-benefit analysis

Different mining hardware bear varying profitabilities depending on a given number of factors. These include the efficiency of your mining rig (commonly known as hash rate),and electricity costs. Before investing in any miner hardware, it’s important that you determine how long it will take to get back whatever amount of money you invest in the crypto mining activity.

ALSO READ - 5 Tips for Understanding Bitcoin Predictions

Generally, depending on the electricity costs and other factors held constant, ASIC miners are more profitable, followed by FPGA, and lastly GPU miners.

Be futuristic in your choice of mining hardware


The more transactions (blocks) within a given blockchain are processed, the more difficult the mathematical solutions to be solved by miners grow. This means that less powerful mining risks are likely to be rendered obsolete within a short period of time compared to powerful miners. Consequently, if you envision being in the mining business for long, opt for a mining hardware that will generate profits for the longest time possible while demanding minimal costs of maintenance.

Get the best out of your budget


Finally, whether you are considered GPUs or ASICs for mining, ensure that you shop for the best that your budget can sustain. Factor in the efficiency of the mining rig, vis-a-vis other critical factors such as the accessories it will require.

Thursday

4 Tips to Sports Betting for Beginners

Do you need to understand or learn a few things about betting before you start? Ideally, there are some things worth knowing. Having the basic knowledge to familiarize yourself with the sports betting sector helps. Whether you want to bet for fun or you are looking to earn some cash off your favorite sporting events, it always helps to grasp the basics of betting. Remember to start slowly and not to make too many initial bets as you gain the experience and knowledge necessary to excel. Here are more practical sports betting tips to improve the likelihood of you winning:


1. Avoid Having Unrealistic Expectations


If you are already planning to leave your regular job because you want to focus on sports betting alone, then you should probably put that plan on hold. While some people do get lucky on their first bets, it is highly unlikely that you will make a reasonable living off sports betting. Even the most experienced betters still lose sometimes, hence, the importance of having realistic expectations. Sports betting on SportsBet is enjoyable and profitable, but you must remember to monitor your expectations as you start your adventures.



2. Always Bet When Your Mind is Clear


The next essential sports betting tip for beginners is to avoid betting when under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Since you will be wagering with your real, hard-earned cash, you should ensure that you have a clear mind before you start betting. Most people end up placing their bets while drinking as it is the time when they are relaxing and watching their favorite sports. Since drugs and alcohol can impair your ability to make good decisions, you are more likely to place the wrong bets. Therefore, relax and enjoy the sporting events while having fun and drinking. You can gamble later on with a clearer mind.



3. Develop an Account Management Plan


Unfortunately, most people never plan for how to manage their betting funds. The reason why managing your betting funds is critical is the fact that it assists you in calculating how much funds you are setting aside for betting. Rather than betting your whole bankroll in a single wager, have a plan of how much money to place in your bets. Since the goal is to bet for a long period, you need to calculate the optimal amount of money to be used on each wager. That way, you will not be risking everything in one go but just a small portion.



4. Bet Only on Your Favorite Sporting Events

A common mistake that beginners make when they start is to bet is doing so on different types of sports. Once you login into your favorite online sportsbook site, it can be tempting to place wagers on all manner of games. The better option would be to bet on your favorite sports events so that you can make decisions that are more informed. You can bet on other games later on as you continue to gain more experience.

Monday

5 Tips for Understanding Bitcoin Predictions

Cryptocurrency market is significantly growing, and people are starting to store the value in this form. Just like the traditional currencies, cryptocurrency has challenges and the most notable limitation is instability of value. The granddaddy; Bitcoin is not spared either. Therefore, you have to play your cards right to gain optimally as an investor. An understanding of Bitcoin predictions is crucial in informing you of when to invest. This article elaborates some tips that will help you understand Bitcoin forecast and assure some sense of security.

Keep updated with reliable Bitcoin market predictions

The market forecast can be derived from the open study of trade charts and establishing a trend. Such projections can be short-term or long-term, and accuracy of the predictions relies on the level of expertize involved in this particular exercise. Bitcoin Prediction Market and Exchange gives a glimpse of what the future holds for Bitcoin, and in most cases, these are confirmed later as accurate. By registering with such agencies, you will acquaint yourself with knowledge touching on Bitcoin trading. Besides, guidance in the form of tips provided will see you gain big. Trade on cryptocurrency involve colossal gamble, and you can barely make it without good tips.



Do your research independently

There is a lot of information on Bitcoin, some rumors, which are baseless and not everything on Bitcoin will be right. Adequately doing your homework will help you sieve the chaff from the grains and get the best from your investment. It is prudent to invest your time in studying trends and trade charts on Bitcoins, this way, you can come up with your forecast or elucidate rightful predictions from the wrong ones thus you will not fall prey of malicious people. Bitcoin trade can be complicated and confusing especially when you don’t get the basics and enter on the hype expecting gains.



Appreciate that Bitcoin trade involve risks

Just like any other business, Bitcoin trade entails a peril, and considerable caution is required. Sometimes even with the most precise predictions, the least expected can happen, and you must have a backup plan. Sometimes it is advisable that you don’t go around chasing at Bitcoin price and choosing a starting point and after that sticking to the ideal. Besides, sometimes consistency works best on Bitcoin trade, and you don’t have necessarily to chase the wind with prospects of high gains.



Acquaint yourself with the basics

As a new investor, your priority should be first learning the ways of the land. A clear understanding of terms used in the Bitcoin market will make the predictions sink more vividly and get more sensible in all respect. Sometimes consultations and tutorials may be necessary especially if it’s large-scale and a vast fortune is at stake.




Involve your conscience and seek trustworthy opinions

Sometimes instincts can be crucial in guiding your choices. Never go ahead investing in a given trade when your conscience suggests otherwise. In an understanding Bitcoin prediction common sense is indispensable. Sharing with your friends on given predictions can also help you understand details especially when such contributions are genuine.

Sunday

How to Record Higher Quality Videos Using Screen Recording

Screen recording is very different from recording conventional videos – especially in terms of the factors that affect its quality. In fact it is actually much easier to record high quality videos using screen recording, provided you know how to go about it.


Setting the Right Recording Parameters


The two main recording parameters that will affect the quality of your screen recording videos are the resolution and frame rate.


Overall a higher resolution will have better definition and look much sharper and clearer. However the resolution of your screen recording video will be based on the resolution of the frame that you’re recording from your screen – and its upper limit will be your display resolution.


As such if you want to record at the highest possible resolution you will need to record in full screen.

In contrast to that, the frame rate is a setting that most screen recorders will allow you to adjust. Because a higher frame rate will produce a smoother and more fluid-looking video it should be set as high as possible and typically a range of 30 to 60 is considered good.

Making Sure the Performance is Stable 



Keep in mind however that recording at high resolutions and frame rates will require more processing power and system resources – which may cause performance issues. That will adversely affect the quality of your video, because it will be recorded as part of the video.

All in all it would be a good idea to close background processes and unwanted apps before you start recording. On top of that you may need to adjust the recording parameters if you still have issues – or upgrade your hardware


The goal should be to make sure the app that you’re recording is running smoothly, and your computer isn’t sluggish or slow.


Other Factors


Sometimes there are other factors that may affect the quality of your screen recording videos. One of the most important is the audio quality – if you’re recording audio via a microphone.

Another important factor is the encoding settings that you use – especially the bitrate, resolution, and frame rate.


The fact that some screen recorders have editors can often help when it comes to the video quality, and will let you improve it in various ways. For example you could use Movavi Screen Capture Studio to record video on PC then edit it after you’re done.


The next time you use screen recording to capture video footage, be sure to try everything listed above. In most cases the difference that it makes should be very noticeable, and you’ll end up with a much better quality video that looks far more professional by the time you’re done.

Monday

EaseUS Review - Best Free Data Recovery software for Windows PC

Have you lost your files due to system crash? Or by random mistake you deleted files from your PC and you want to get or recover it back into your system? Perhaps you need to know how do I recover lost files in Windows 10, 8, or Windows 7.

Here is a great recommendation, among the many names and types available online, this is among the best recovery software you can use to get back your lost data/files for free. It works flawlessly on Windows PC with the press of one or two buttons, everything else in the software automates and fetches your lost data/files back for you.


Apart from being a Data Recovery software that works for free. EaseUS supports lots of useful and powerful features that you would surely need.

Some EasyUS FEATURES:

Below some few awesome things this software can do for you:

Recycle Bin Empty Data Recovery

You can filter scanning results by file type and selectively recover filed deleted after emptying the recycle bin.

Accidentally Deleted Files Recovery
Quickly recover data from unexpected lost caused by accidentally deletion or affected by virus attack.

RAW Partition Recovery

If your hard disk or partition suddenly becomes RAW and you cannot get to the stored data, download the best free data recovery software to regain access.

Virus Attack Recovery

Virus attacks are annoying and can make your computer not work normally. This tool can recover your data safely and quickly etc

STEPS TO RECOVER DELETED/CORRUPT FILES Successfully in Windows 10, Windows 8 and 7


Using EaseUS free recovery software, simply launch the software and pick the folder in your PC where the file or data is located or was found before it was lost.
The software does the rest of the job for you.

Recovering your data after scanning is complete is quite easy.

Once any files or data are recovered, they are displayed in a single file tree. Then click on the “Export” button to save the scanned files and complete the recovery process.



You can also preview the data you are about to recover before doing a full recovery. During the file preview, you can check the boxes next to each of the files to select the file you would like to recover and the ones you would like to leave out. The last step is selecting the location you would like to save your recovered files.

We've been using this free data
 recovery software for a few days now, I can surely tell you that it's been a lifesaver as I had been able to recover important files that are valuable to me.