Google Sitemaps adds more tools

Thursday, October 19th, 2006

I just re-visited sitemaps last night to take a look at some of the new tools they’ve rolled out. Google announced that they were adding a few features in the last couple days. Crawl statistics (and control over slow/normal/fast crawl speed) is one of the additions, also it’s possible to tag images for better searching [...]

CLI Magic with curl

Tuesday, October 17th, 2006

I saw this great article from giving some good ideas on some of the interesting things that can be done with curl. (Curl is a command line application for accessing URL’s (web/ftp/etc.))    Send article as PDF   

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   

More discussion on the Firefox “image bug”

Wednesday, May 17th, 2006

There’s quite a bit more discussion on a DOS bug in Firefox, the link goes to a site where they’ve confirmed the issue and there is a link there to a POC, so be cautious. It turns out that using javascript, image tags can be made to have a mailto: link which can automatically [...]

Another Sober.y reminder

Wednesday, January 4th, 2006 has another warning for us about the pending awakening of the sober worm. From reports it’s expected to start looking for sites to download from January 5th into January 6th. There is an extensive list of URL’s to block. This from – if you’re in charge of block lists at a network, this [...]

Disinfecting a PC… part 6

Monday, December 19th, 2005

Ok, it’s BHOdemon time… installed from cd and on starting: BHOdemon bhotb-all.html not found, no web connection downloading on other machine. Finally get it to work copying from another machine. But I had to change the Windows ME to show full filenames to help troubleshoot why it couldn’t find the file (naming problem.) (There seems [...]

More details on Sober worm

Friday, December 9th, 2005

There’s a bit more detail in this betanews article on the sober worm. They basically say that the next expected “release” is January 8th, that f-secure has cracked the “code” of the worm. You see it appears that the URL’s that new versions of the worm are downloaded from are not hardcoded, but “psuedorandom” and [...]

More on Firefox 1.5 “vulnerability”

Friday, December 9th, 2005

I put vulnerability in quotes because it’s looking less like a problem. (Correct me if I’m wrong.) Here’s the situation. Both Sans and Mozilla have failed to duplicate the crash although have duplicated extremely slow browser performance. Here’s the official response from… We have investigated this issue and can find no basis for claims [...]

Firefox 1.5 vulnerability

Wednesday, December 7th, 2005 has reported on the first announced vulnerability with Mozilla Firefox 1.5 since it’s release. The vulnerability is along these lines. History of visited sites is kept in a file called history.dat IF a URL for a visited site is long enough it will cause a buffer overflow and denial of service. (After visiting such [...]

Beware emails that sound too good to be true

Wednesday, November 30th, 2005

A new phishing scheme is promising tax refunds in the amoutn of over $500 to recipients of the scam. Sophos has an advisory. It looks pretty devious – asking people to type in the link address (or copy and paste) and using URL redirect to make it use an official site to then redirect to [...]


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