New TLD – .co

The new .co top level domain (TLD) has been launched!

For those of you looking for a short domain name or tired of having to register domains with dashes and random numbers (e.g., .co may be for you.

I was quick to register up family names (e.g. and domains for several of my businesses on the launch day, I also registered which simply aliases to this site.

Find out more here.


Sorry for the lack of recent posts. I have been busy with travel, trainings and re-certifications. I appreciate all of you who have emailed to ask “what’s happening?”

I’ll be back in with more posts in early February!

Site Maintenance

The website is currently being moved to a new secure hosting account, provided by Aorta. There may be some temporary caching issues as content and databases are moved.

Expect lots of new articles and revised content soon!

News & Updates

The website and its aliases will be moving to a new Seattle based server in the next few days. The M Consulting side of the site will take on a new look and several new public services will be launched, see: for more information.

Whilst we expect the cut-over to be outage-free, you may experience some DNS caching issues.

Thanks for your patience during this time.

BackTrack 4 Final Released

BackTrack is a Linux-based penetration testing arsenal that aids security professionals in the ability to perform assessments in a purely native environment dedicated to hacking.

Regardless if you’re making BackTrack your primary operating system, booting from a LiveDVD, or using your favorite thumbdrive, BackTrack has been customized down to every package, kernel configuration, script and patch solely for the purpose of the penetration tester.

BackTrack is intended for all audiences from the most savvy security professionals to early newcomers to the information security field. BackTrack promotes a quick and easy way to find and update the largest database of security tool collection to-date.

This release includes a new kernel, a larger and expanded toolset repository, custom tools that you can only find on BackTrack, and more importantly, fixes to most major bugs that were known of.

You can download BackTrack Final 4 here.