Welcome our New Friends at MCC, Ethical Hackers!

This is their first official statement. We are happy to support and promote education and ethical practices in the network community. Welcome aboard Ethical Hackers. We all hope to hear good things from your group going forward.
Anthony Rhodes

There is a live presentation on SQL injection tommorow at UAT (Baseline and West of I-10 in Tempe) from 6:30-7:30 pm. Sorry about the late notice, but I just got the notice myself today. It’s free and open to the public. If you can make it, I would suggest it. I know that I’m going to try.

Second is this Friday (March 8th) at noon is our first event. Honestly though, we have not really come up with something for this first event partly due to the fact that spring break starts the next week for us at MCC. I honestly do not expect many people to show up for this. If you would like to show up and do something, please email me back and let me know. I can come up with something. If I do not get any emails back, we will just plan on for Friday March 22nd for something to do. If you have an idea on something to do, let me know.

Third thing is on our first official meeting, we had a total of 20 people present. 16 of those were official memebers. I was voted in as President and Senator, Stephen Shugert is Vice President, Mac Mollick is Treasurer, and Jeffery Paull is Secretary.

And the last thing is, if you go to and fill out the info, you can get a free ebook from O’Reilly press.

Other than that, please have a good and safe spring break!

For more info on Ethical Hackers you can go to the web link located below or just stop by at Mesa Community College and go to the IT building!



Last Weekend Was the Southern California Linux Convention.

WOW, I learned so much. Were do I begin or where does the learning end. If you have ever been to a software convention before or any kind of convention you know that you will always be blown away by all the new stuff coming out; and don’t forget about the great schwag! But for starters I will just highlight three things that I enjoyed:

IPv6 and you:

By a show of hands in the audience, the latest news at the S.C.A.L.E. conference confirms that, yes, IPv6 is rolling out across the country and it will be slowly released into the Phoenix markets in short time. What does it mean to you and what do you need to do to prepare yourself for it; good question, go to this site and find out;

Ubuntu new and improved:

The latest release of Ubuntu as quoted from,(

Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS
Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS is the latest point release of Ubuntu, released on February 14, 2013. It includes a move to the Qualtal hardware enablement stack as well as a series of bug fixes and security updates, making it our most robust Ubuntu to date.

Hacking is a hot topic:

If you have any interest in Hacking security this is the time to get into the field. At the conference there were talks on how to implement security and what to look for in existing system infrastructures. All the way to group hack-fests that were being encouraged during and after the convention. As we have all heard, information vulnerabilities do exist at all layers of the stack and being able to safeguard those openings is real big business. The new group out at Mesa Community College, Ethical Hackers, is just who you need to talk to to get in on the amazing opportunities. Check them out at:

These are just a few of the great topics at the S.C.A.L.E. convention and so much more; but don’t take my word for it, go to and find out for yourself.
Anthony Rhodes