Ubuntu Center – web control for your ubuntu machine

Wednesday, May 10th, 2006

I ran across ubuntucenter today, which aims to be a web based control panel for any ubuntu based machine, providing file access, etc. Here’s their summary… Ubuntu Center is a web based interface for accessing all kinds of information that’s being stored on your computer running Ubuntu Breezy, Kubuntu, XUbuntu, or even nUbuntu box. Ubuntu [...]

Mythtv mythweb error

Saturday, December 31st, 2005

After the Mandriva 2006 upgrade I’ve still been looking to find if there is anything ‘not quite right’…. anyway, I’ve run into an issue with mythweb. Mythweb is a web-based interface for the mythtv backend. It basically let’s you browse listings, schedule recordings, see what’s scheduled, etc. For me it’s kind of like checking one [...]

Linux php-exploit bot

Friday, December 23rd, 2005

Incidents.org writes to remind as that bot’s aren’t just for Windows. The recent PHP exploits have seen the use of the “kaiten” bot. After infection on the system it connects to an IRC server. It would primarily target linux systems. They do give a very good way to blunt most Linux bot-style malwares…    Send [...]

Linux network worm…

Monday, November 7th, 2005

There is a linux network worm (virus) in the wild, which I’ve mentioned already in an earlier post. I did want to take a few moments to highlight this and dispell a few myths. (This is the first linux virus I recall seeing over at SARC in the last couple years….) Myth #1) linux doesn’t [...]

XML-RPC for PHP vulnerability attack attempts

Monday, November 7th, 2005

Incidents.org is reporting on attacks against a recent XML-RPC vulnerability in PHP. This would affect users of PostNuke, Drupal, b2evolution, Xoops, WordPress, PHPGroupWare and TikiWiki. As far as I know there are fixes for each of these in the most recent versions of the software.    Send article as PDF   

Serious PHP flaw

Friday, August 26th, 2005

PHP which is a widely used scripting language for webpages has been found to have a serious vulnerability. The Inquirer is reporting on the announcement at hardened-php.net that the vulnerabilities are in the XML-RPC for PHP and PEAR XML-RPC libraries. This is apparently an eval() vulnerability similar to one earlier in the year.    Send [...]

Google search engine crawling experiment

Monday, August 15th, 2005

Recently I’ve had an experiment with the way Google crawls a site. I had a client site that had not been spidered in spite of being submitted to Google a good while back. I looked at the site and saw nothing amiss. There was plenty of text on the page everything looked good. I found [...]

List of Open Source software Packages

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2005

The following is long, but likely not complete. This is a list of open-source software packages:    Send article as PDF   

Phish down – finally

Wednesday, July 27th, 2005

Finally, I just checked and ~80 hours since my first emails the Bank of the West phishing site is finally down. (~32 hours since contacting the ISP and 8-10 hours since contacting Bank of the West.) I suspect the ISP probably is the one responsible as I’ve found 24-48 hour response time for ISP’s with [...]

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