Forticlient VPN on GNU/Linux: Blank screen

Preamble

On a Debian GNU/Linux 11 Bullseye box, with the latest updates and with a working NVIDIA graphics card, the Forticlient GUI binary showed a blank-screen with no widgets in it:

The widget-rendering is not working

We did not have Forticlient source code, so we needed […]

cudaHascat 1.0.1: ERROR: this copy of cudaHashcat is outdated. Get a more recent version.

The issue

Recently I was running an automated script in order to check the robustness of some hashes belonging to some users on a deployed system. This automated script was written by me some time ago and it uses the cudaHascat64.bin utility to brute-force the hashes. Unluckily, this version is 1.0.1, […]

From real to virtual in three trivial steps

Preamble

Let’s suppose you are administering a GNU/Linux server where some complex tests and updates must be run on. Now, there are myriads of different ways – tools and techniques – that surely would allow you to do precisely that without affecting the real server – not to mention if you […]