Vmware Server web interface tricks…

Sunday, November 5th, 2006

I haven’t been overwhelmed with VMware server’s web interface. You can start a virtual machine, or see statistics, but you can’t create virtual machines. Well, from the VMWare forums I did find a couple interesting “hidden” features. First, is a file manager at https://youriphere:8333/fm-properties and second is a GSX interface (which gives the ability to [...]

Internet Explorer 7 final release – AND first vulnerability…

Wednesday, October 18th, 2006

Looks as though IE 7 release is imminent and will be in automatic updates on November 1st. Here’s one persons take on the user interface “improvements”. Now, there are many improvements in core functionality, but I’m annoyed by the user interface changes. I have spent quite a while with people getting use to the way [...]

Internet Explorer 0-day (take 2 of the last few days…)

Wednesday, September 20th, 2006

The last zero day (activeX) seems to be less interesting than this NEW zero-day that really made a news splash in the last day. It looks as though this NEW 0-day affects VML… Incidents.org has good coverage here. Microsoft has an advisory up and they expect to release a patch on the next scheduled patch [...]

Fairuse4wm back on top

Tuesday, September 5th, 2006

In the struggle between fairuse4wm and Microsoft DRM, it appears that fairuse4wm is out on top again. Just to sum up – the last few weeks saw a release of fairuse4wm that stripped DRM from Microsoft DRM protected media files, then MS fixed their DRM to break fairuse4wm and now fairuse4wm has released a NEW [...]

Vista’s fatal flaw?

Monday, August 7th, 2006

Backwards compatibility. It’s something that many vendors strive for and Microsoft is certainly one that has placed a value on making things backwards compatible for third party software. According to this story at Sci-Tech Today, Symantec thinks this eagerness to be backwards compatible may be a big issue for Vista’s security. They expect several “privilige [...]

Phantastic site for Phishing research….

Wednesday, August 2nd, 2006

By way of Sunbelt blog… The Phishtank at Internet Defence has a realtime archive of phishing emails as well as real time information on the status of their host sites. On their phishing site monitor it says…    Send article as PDF   

IPtables magic, or… Blocking Aggressive Outbound Traffic with IPtables

Sunday, July 16th, 2006

Blocking Aggressive Outbound Traffic with IPtables. For starters, I’ve tested this on a test system that started out with NO iptables rules, and then moved on to an IPCop install (the vmware download from vmwarez.com…) I’ve detailed previously one dilemma that I had with regard to my own cable connection which made me question how [...]

Vandals banging on the door of ssh….

Sunday, July 2nd, 2006

Sometimes I wish I wasn’t curious about things…. The other night I was working on something on the testbox in the back room and saw the switch lights flickering fairly actively between the server and the internet gateway. At first I thought maybe it was some mail coming in, but it was awfully persistent. So, [...]

NEW exploit for the WMF vulnerability

Saturday, December 31st, 2005

Just when you thought we had a good understanding of the recent zero-day WMF (Windows metafile exploit) it’s worse. Sans is reporting on a new variation on the exploit released today. They have gone to yellow (again) to warn people. Here are some details. This exploit was “made by the folks at metasploit and xfocus, [...]

PCworld top 100 products of 2005

Saturday, December 3rd, 2005

Although some of the linked reviews are old, PCWorld has released their list of top 100 products of 2005. It’s nice to see a number of familiar products in the list, several Google offerings are listed (main search engine, desktop, and GMail at #2). Ubuntu makes #26 which is noteworthy. I notice Wikipedia is in [...]

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