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How do I run a VM within a VM with separate IPs accessible on a local network?

First off, I know my question sounds confusing. Brief background information: I am an instructor for a network security penetration test course. I help create scenarios with complex networks via ...
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Is an unpatched Adobe Flash player still a security threat if I don't use a browser?

The Windows XP PC in question has the usual anti-virus and firewall precautions. It has the most recent Windows Updates and anti-virus updates installed. Flash is used only to play videos (located on ...
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Where can I learn various hacking techniques on the web? [closed]

I would like to try my hand at hacking -- that is, exploiting various website vulnerabilities. Not for any illegal purpose mind you, but so I can have a better understanding and appreciation of these ...
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What browser feature is this exploiting and how to stop it?

http://raffa991[dot]ra[dot]funpic[dot]de/lol/ Warning: It is some kind of an annoying "you are an idiot" sign combined with a lot of popup message boxes. Open with care! In any case, it crashed my ...
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Why do browsers have so many possible exploits?

When browsing I am ocassionally given warnings about pages that host malware "that could damage my computer". I am seriously perplexed as to why, in 2010, browsers still have possible exploits and can ...
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Is vimperator safe?

I recently discovered Vimperator, which is just awesome. However, it concerns me that I can execute shell commands from the browser.. is this exploitable? I'd really hate to get "sudo rm -r /*"'d. I ...