Has my email account been hacked?

If you ever suspect you have been hacked the below websites scan the internet for stolen password data posted by hackers.  The sites have a harvesting infrastructure looking for potential leaks and hold it in their database allowing you to check if your email details have been posted online. https://breachalarm.com/ https://pwnedlist.com/query https://haveibeenpwned.com/

How to use the tar command?

The tar command is used for bundling multiple files and folders.  It is similar to the zip command although the files don’t have to be compressed. The ‘.gz’ extension highlights if the tar file is compressed. Many of the packages you will want to install on Linux distributions will be packaged in a .tar.gz file.  […]

How copy Powershell syntax Colouring

The other day I was trying to document some Powershell scripts for a SharePoint installation and wanted to keep the syntax highlighting in word.  After some googling I found the solution. The PowerShellPack, after installing you get extra copy options in ISE. Full install guide here:- How to Insert Formatted Windows PowerShell Code on TechNet Wiki […]

Failed to download the VirtualBox Guest Additions CD image from..

After installing VirtualBox on Ubuntu 11.10 I was unable to get the Guest Additions CD image from the programmed location:- http://dlc.sun.com.edgesuite.net/virtualbox/4.1.2_Ubuntu/VBoxGuestAdditions_4.1.2_Ubuntu.iso To fix the issue I had to run sudo apt-get install virtualbox-guest-additions-iso and mount the ISO in virtualbox before running the VM.  The ISO should be located in /usr/share/virtualbox/VBoxGuestAdditions.iso.