Vagrant "Fuse Device Not Found" Error Fix

 You may come across this error while using Vagrant in WSL on Windows. It's very confusing and the Google results are not particularly helpful with fixing this specific error fuse: device not found, try 'modprobe fuse' first Cannot mount AppImage, please check your FUSE setup. You might still be able to extract the contents of this AppImage if you run it with the --appimage-extract option. See for more information open dir error: No such file or directory The cause of this, at least at the time of writing, is that newer versions of Vagrant (specifically 2.2.19) is broken in (some) cases, and the solution is to use an older Vagrant version (specifically 2.2.6 works for me). Download Links:  Windows MSI: Reference (my project):

Virtualbox VBoxManage startvm Error Fix

 If you ever come across an error like this: There was an error while executing `VBoxManage`, a CLI used by Vagrant for controlling VirtualBox. The command and stderr is shown below. Command: ["startvm", "f71acfb8-5456-4fa3-85f8-e1a7d744f416", "--type", "gui"] Stderr: VBoxManage.exe: error: Failed to get device handle and/or partition ID for 0000000001688b80 (hPartitionDevice=0000000000000c29, Last=0xc0000002/1) (VERR_NEM_VM_CREATE_FAILED) VBoxManage.exe: error: Details: code E_FAIL (0x80004005), component ConsoleWrap, interface IConsole The cause is that Windows has weird virtualization (no surprise) and requires you to disable Hyper-V Run these commands to do so (this will reboot!): bcdedit /set hypervisorlaunchtype off DISM /Online /Disable-Feature:Microsoft-Hyper-V reboot

Google Cloud Authentication "activate-service-account" Problem Refreshing Auth Token

I just ran into this issue when adding a Google cloud auth key via the command line threw out an error about the JWT token being invalid, even though it was just created. The command I was running was: gcloud auth activate-service-account --key-file auth.json The error I was receiving was: ERROR: (gcloud.auth.activate-service-account) There was a problem refreshing your current auth tokens: ('invalid_grant: Invalid JWT: Token must be a short-lived token (60 minutes) and in a reasonable timeframe. Check your iat and exp values in the JWT claim.', {'error': 'invalid_grant', 'error_description': 'Invalid JWT: Token must be a short-lived token (60 minutes) and in a reasonable timeframe. Check your iat and exp values in the JWT claim.'}) Which doesn't really tell you much, other than there's something wrong with the token. HOWEVER, there isn't actually anything wrong with the token! The issue was that the Linux VM I was on had its time mes

Enable Copy Paste Globally in ESXi

If you are like me and constantly copy paste things between your host machine and VMs, but don't want to bother enabling copy paste each VM in your ESXi configuration, here's how you do it. First, enable SSH access, connect to your ESXi host, and edit the "/etc/vmware/config" file vi /etc/vmware/config Now add in the following lines: vmx.fullpath = "/bin/vmx""FALSE""FALSE""TRUE" To take effect right away, reboot the ESXi host.

How to Unfollow Blogs or "Reading List" on Google [Non-Technical]

This is a very non-technical post, but I could not find ANY information about unfollowing blogs through Blogger without directly going to the blog and clicking a bunch (which from my point of view is INCREDIBLY annoying to say the least) so I thought it might help a few people out. I had this problem that I somehow had a ton of random blogs followed but didn't feel like going to 100+ blogs and unfollowing them individually. After a lot of searching I finally came across a very random post that would not intuitively come up via a search engine.

[2013 Version] Starting a Pentesting Lab [How-To/Linux/Windows]

Recently I bought a gaming computer with some of the best specs out there (i7, gtx670, 16gig ram, ssd, etc) and decided to finally set up my own Pentesting lab so I can practice breaking and securing "real" boxes of my own. My current setup consists of my router connected to my apartment's WAN using DHCP, which issues private DHCP leases to the connected boxes on my network. I have a Windows 7 laptop of my own, a Windows 7 desktop host machine running VMs, and a Ubuntu 12.10 server for all my main Linux needs (I have SSH set up so I can access this box from work and other places). My friends also connect to this network via Wifi, so there are random Win7 and OSx computers connected to it. As for my virtualized boxes, I have Windows XP (different SPs), Windows Server 2003, 2008, and 2012, Metasploitable 2, DVL (Damn Vulnerable Linux), BackTrack5R3 (I hack from this box), and a few other exploitable machines. I will be setting up a Windows Vista and a couple other *nix

Hacking Metasploitable #1: Introduction & IRC Hack [Metasploit/Linux/Exploit/How-to]

Starting today, I will start releasing how-tos on hacking the Metasploitable distro of Linux released by the creators of Metasploit in which I will go through how to determine if a system is exploitable, how to use Metasploit, how to load modules and run exploits, and what to do once you have exploited a system. I hope these posts, starting with this (#1), teach the readers the important parts of using Metasploit as well as the basics of Pentesting and exploitation. This is by no means a thorough series on exploitation, but a way to get basic users' hands wet in the world of exploitation and hacking.