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Mar 1, 2007 - 1 minute read - Comments

New scam: phone calls regarding new lower interest rates on credit cards

It looks like there is a new scam on the go. You get a phone call offering you a low interest rate on your card. Just press 0 (or some number) to speak to a representative. After a moment you get a person on the other end who offers a very sweet deal on a credit card or some such and then asks some verification info from you to prove who you really are.

Feb 27, 2007 - 2 minute read - Comments

Testing blogging - Jumpstart oddity on Solaris 9

We had fun recently at a local company when setting up a Solaris 9 Jumpstart server. When installing a new client, it kept asking if we wanted to disable Power Management. Problem is, it was asking this question AT THE BEGINNING of the installation, and not at the end as usual. Everything was configured properly, we had the finish script to disable this question, but it still kept popping up.

Feb 23, 2007 - 1 minute read - Comments

issue/bug/feature tracking

We’re looking at bug tracking software at work, so I am trying out bugzilla trac Both are bug trackers (or issue trackers or feature trackers) which serve up content from databases to browsers. Here are some notes: Bugzilla integrates with apache, MySql (or postgresql if you prefer), cvs, lxr can browse source code repository (cvs by default, using lxr or linux cross reference) trac integrates with apache (or it can run its own standalone server tracd, or it can run from inetd), sqlite3, svn incorporates a wiki can browse source code repository (svn by default) I’m trying to make a separate trac instance for each project, so I can run the server process as a separate user and have all the related files owned by that user.

Feb 17, 2007 - 2 minute read - Comments

Consumer broadband routers at risk

Lots of people use them, most don’t protect them. I just saw a story on a new (well recent) attack vector on those ubiquitous routers that we all use to connect to the internet. The full story is located on ZDnet and basically shows that some carefully crafted javascript and an improperly configured router can result in all kinds of nastiness. The full implications are pretty staggering. Basically if the admin page is left at the manufacturers defaults, the router can be configured to use an attackers DNS server, effectively forcing you to go where they want you to.

Feb 16, 2007 - 7 minute read - Comments

Testing out the basics of the FCKeditor for the site

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