Wget user agent avoidance

Friday, August 4th, 2006

I use wget a LOT. Many times in working with a website I’ve got a ssh console opened to the site and if there’s a plugin that I’d like to download it doesn’t make sense to download and then upload, I want to just download it directly from xyz.com webserver to the website where it [...]

Another trackback spam storm overnight….

Thursday, May 18th, 2006

All of the the swarms of trackback spam seemed to last an hour give or take a few minutes, so it does look kind of like “rent-a-bot” activity, lots of different IP addresses, trackback spam sites seem to have a common theme – the last batch was insurance type sites…. a sampling of about three [...]

Common Networking Ports

Saturday, December 31st, 2005

Along the lines of “knowing your network” with the network security guide. Here are some of the most commonly used network ports. There are 65535 ports that can listen for a connection, so this is not a thorough listing. (These are tcp unless noted otherwise.)    Send article as PDF   

More details on php exploit from last week

Thursday, July 21st, 2005

Ok. I have a bit of time that I can sit down and get a little more detailed on what specifically happened late last week that shut the site down for a couple days.    Send article as PDF   

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