Cracking Wireless WEP using BackTrack article published in Hack Insight Magazine

Posted by Ahmed Nabil | 1 comments»
A couple of month ago i was asked by the Hack Insight Magazine editor to write an article on the famous BackTrack 5.0 R3. Hack Insight - a line of Hack Insight Press which is the new publication devoted to IT Security. Its a good Magazine with different security articles on different platforms.

It was a new experience and i was really excited with this kind of publication. I picked the Wireless WEP cracking as i can see many people still adopting it, this article will show how easy to crack a WEP key using BackTrack.

My Article was published on the March 2013 volume. The link to download/Read the article is:

So Take a look and let me know what do you think :)

Microsoft Lync 2010 client / XP machines connectivity with Lync 2013 Server

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After a successful implementation of the Microsoft Lync 2013 we faced a problem with our legacy Windows XP machines that are still existing on the network and need to access the Lync 2013 server. This was not possible because Lync 2013 client is only supported on Windows 7 or Windows 8. The Lync Web client doesn't support all features especially the Audio/Video conference features on XP machines (Greyed out).

As a solution we tried using Lync 2010 full client on Windows XP machines. When we try to login from Lync 2010 Client in the Windows XP or even Windows 7 we received the below error.

“Microsoft Lync 2010 is not a version that can be used to sign in to the server

In Order to allow backward compatibility for Lync 2010 clients on Lync 2013 server, you need to do the following:
  1. Open Lync 2013 Control Panel
  2. Click on Clients – Client Version Policy
  3. Click the “Global Policy” – Edit – Show details
  4. Double Click “UCCP”
  5. At the bottom under Action: select “allow”  - Ok
  6. Back to the Global Policy Settings Select OC Version and allow it as previous policy (Default was block)

 The below screen shot is provided for more elaboration.


Hopefully this should be helpful for anyone facing the same problem.