The Great Lizamoon SQL Injection Attack – March-April 2011

Monday, April 4th, 2011

Well – Friday things started getting interesting on tech news sites. Most sites were running phony April fools stories and a few including websense was running with a major attack going on against many SQL based websites. Details were sketchy – people were told to look for ur.php files in their web directory (which isn’t [...]

Ultra Capacitor Flashlight | 90 second charge | Light for Life Flashlight

Wednesday, December 10th, 2008

This looks NICE… The new Light for Life flashlight which uses an ultracapacitor instead of batteries. Because of the ultracapacitor it takes 90 seconds to charge up. It uses LED lights and can run for 90 minutes on that 90 second charge. I see some uses that this wouldn’t be appropriate for, but many that [...]

Remastering Ubuntu’s live disk

Friday, December 7th, 2007

Many times I’ve used Ubuntu’s livecd to test out an ailing system, but more than once I’ve wanted to add a utility, yes you can apt-get install from the live cd, but that assumes the system has a working internet connection, it’s sometimes better to just build the cd yourself with the tools YOU want. [...]

Discovercard whoops….

Wednesday, January 24th, 2007

This isn’t tech related except for the mail merge side of things. We got a letter in the mail day before yesterday from Discovercard. It had my name and address on the outside just as it’s on record with Discover and everything looked like a normal “account information notice” (read…. ad for some of our [...]

Blacklists and rejecting mail with Sendmail

Monday, January 22nd, 2007

A long time ago I had found how easy it was to reject messages outright with Postfix that came from non-existent domains. You know… junk from asdflkjuasdlfkjh@imadethisupmyselfanditsnotregisteredanywhere.com Well, since the mailserver at THIS site runs sendmail I wanted to fix sendmail the same as my home server. My home server is postfix based and uses [...]

Tech support tutorials made easy on linux….

Monday, August 7th, 2006

One of the real frustrations with phone tech support is translating step by step what is needed to the person on the other end. I know it sounds easy, but in reality – what if they’ve got xyz theme for their menuing and it’s not there, what if… oh you know – they’ve just got [...]

Reinventing the capacitor

Friday, June 9th, 2006

These days, big inventions aren’t entirely new creations, but improvements on an old idea. This latest in a string of interesting science/technology breakthrough stories is about just that. Researchers at MIT (how many sentences have I started like that this week?) have developed a new way of constructing a capacitor. One of the limiting factors [...]

Remote tech support with anything – would I do it?

Tuesday, June 6th, 2006

I’ve tried to ask myself if I’d trust someone enough to let them run a remote session on my own desktop to solve a problem. I think the answer is “it depends”. If you think about it, I do tech support for home users quite a bit and they let me come into their homes. [...]

The security of remote tech support (ultravnc sc or x11vnc with wrapper script)

Tuesday, June 6th, 2006

Well, I’ve got a nice way of doing “easy” one click (or one cut and paste) light desktop support for windows or linux, one uses ultravnc sc, the other uses x11vnc with a special wrapper script. So, what security flaws are there in this process? Well, for starters, I see the biggest vulnerability for the [...]

Remote Tech Support with x11vnc and wrapper script

Tuesday, June 6th, 2006

So, the idea is that I wanted something “like” the Ultranvnc Single Click download, only for linux. The main idea being is that if someone is looking for a bit of desktop tech support on linux, we don’t need to be giving instructions for 5 different package managers, or source compilation, or anything more than [...]

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