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Updating The Raspberry Pi Cluster

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Hullo MicroK8s! Awhile back the Raspberry Pi cluster was born. At the time, the best thing to run seemed to be Rancher Labs K3s. But soon after I installed K3s, Rancher released a new version and with this new version a lot of things changed, and what I had installed was deprecated. I could no longer update packages. Argh! So …. I recently reinstalled the entire cluster using MicroK8s. I...

Backups & Clones

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Bit-for-bit My Mac has a lot of stuff on it, and it’s configured exactly as I want it. I would hate to lose the drive or have it stolen and be out of luck. I do use Time Machine to take regular backups of the files, even though my capsule died and I had to replace it with a 5TB drive. The concern I have with Time Machine is that it’s not a bit-for-bit copy of my hard drive that I can...

Antisyphon

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Training I just finished the 4 day course titled Active Defense & Cyber Deception through Antisyphon, and it was excellent! This was one of the Pay What You Can classes that they offer, which made it affordable for me as a noob. The class did start to get a bit over my head, but that does not mean it was not super valuable. I now know what I don’t know. All the reading I have done, all...

Fun With VM’s

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The need for a VM This week I am taking the Active Defense & Cyber Deception class with John Strand and in preparation for the class I followed this guide. Mac One of the steps is to install VMWare. So I try this on my Macbook. It’s an M1, and I forgot when I was downloading to make sure to grab the right download. That failed because I have the M1 chip. I grabbed the right one, but it...

C and my Dad

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C++ This week as I am going through the Jr. Penetration Tester course on INE, we are covering programming in C++. This is leading up to a C++-assisted exploitation, the next section is much the same but using Python. Oh man, I am reminded of why I never got deep into C, despite my father having years and years of experience with it. It’s not C, it’s C++, but going through this course...

RASPBERRY PI CLUSTER RUNNING K3S – PART II

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LET’S BUILD A CLUSTER AND RUN KUBERNETES! PART II – Deploying NGINX (And A Service) In Part I we built the hardware and installed K3s on our Raspberry Pi cluster. Now we are going to deploy some pods and a service. The first thing we are going to do is deploy 12 NGINX servers across our cluster. We do this with a manifest file that we deploy on the master node. Manifest: Specification of a...

Raspberry Pi Cluster running K3s – Part I

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Let’s build a cluster and run Kubernetes! Part I – Building The Cluster & Installing Kubernetes I was doing some cybersecurity research on YouTube one day when I came across a somewhat related video where a guy built an 8 node Raspberry Pi cluster and got it to run Kubernetes, or K8s as it’s widely know. Well actually this is running K3s, which is basically K8s. I was hooked...

Raspberry Pi & VNC

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An alternative to my daily use computer I feel a lot more comfortable accessing and using HackTheBox and TryHackMe from a different computer than the one I use daily. Tonight I took one of my Raspberry Pi’s and installed it with the Raspberry Pi OS with desktop image. Following this guide and using VNC to work with the two sites, I feel a bit more secure. As an added step I also have the...

Wio Terminal Network Analyzer

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What better way to get acquainted with the Wio Terminal than a project! I saw the Dual Band WiFi Analyzer with Wio Terminal example and decided to follow it. It was a pretty smooth and fun process. You start by setting up the Wio Terminal software, then you update the Wireless Core RTL8720 firmware and install all related libraries. python3 ambd_flash_tool.py erase python3 ambd_flash_tool.py...

adafruit Clue Projects

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One of my team mates at work started a project group for within my team to experiment with a Clue. This thing is so cool! The idea is to try project together as a group. So far there are 5 of us and I imagine it will grow even larger as word spreads. My Clue arrived today, along with a Wio Terminal which I plan to try several projects with as well. I’ll post updates as they come, including...

Updates to the home office – Work with me!

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I work for a great company. One of the many perks that I and my co-workers enjoy is a regular hardware refresh. That along with a paid three-month sabbatical encouraged every five years, home office, career coaching, time off (open vacation policy) and more! I am sharing so you come and work with me! So it was time for a hardware refresh this month, and it was also time to pick out my four-year...

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