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Month: December 2017

Moving VMs in VirtualBox

Moving VMs in VirtualBox

In this post, I’ll be covering how to export and import virtual machines in VirtualBox. This will allow you to move VMs from one system to another. As a consequence, it also provides a method of backup and recovery. VirtualBox is a virtual machine hosting app that can be installed on Linux, Mac, or Windows computers. VirtualBox provides these hosting computers a way to run virtual computers that mimic traditional computers. The VMs consist of similar components that make up…

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SoX Background Audio Monitoring – Triggered Recordings

SoX Background Audio Monitoring – Triggered Recordings

SoX offers quite a few ways to record audio. In this post, I’ll be covering how to record audio for the purposes of security. Home invasions are a sad fact of modern life for any number of reasons. I’ll show how to use SoX to capture audio so it can be added to the tools available to secure your personal belongings. One of the most simplest ways to get a recording from a microphone is to use the following commands….

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RF Spectrum Sweep

RF Spectrum Sweep

Identifying RF Channels to monitor can be a time consuming effort. Using a standard non PC radio receiver can take a long time to identify a transmitting channel. Using RTL_Power and SDR FFT Spectrum Logging provided here (http://kmkeen.com/rtl-power/), makes the effort less challenging. RTL_Power will sweep through a range of radio frequencies at given steps and log the RF power levels detected by the USB SDR receiver. It does this over and over at set intervals to create a log…

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RTL-SDR Radio Scanner

RTL-SDR Radio Scanner

In this post I’ll be giving some background and install steps on RTL-SDR. SDR stands for software defined radio and has been in use since the 1970s. Traditional radio processing is handled by hardware components like oscillators, regulators, and mixers. SDR replaces these functions with digital computer processing. RTL-SDR is a device that was originally designed to receive digital television transmissions, namely DVB-T TV using the RTL2832U chipset. The device is typically contained in a USB dongle. The RTL2832U chipset…

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