Monthly Archives: July 2003

MythTV — Build your own PVR

PVR Hardware Database Step-by-step guide to building a MythTV box under Red Hat Linux 9 with a Hauppauge WinTV PVR-250 I have to admit I am impressed by this open source project especially the screenshots and list of features. Not … Continue reading

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Microsoft actions re-enforce manual patch management procedures

InfoWorld: Microsoft to repair another faulty patch: July 30, 2003: By : Security Microsoft Corp. acknowledged Tuesday that a recent security patch is causing problems on machines running the Windows NT 4.0 operating system. The patch, released July 23 and … Continue reading

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Feedster and "Blog of the Day"

Scott Johnson and the search engine Feedster have made my blog “Blog of the Day.” I like it. 🙂 While making an entry about Feedster wasn’t a requirement for selection, blog search engines have been a topic of interest lately. … Continue reading

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Trend Antivirus misreporting network tools and spyware as trojans

What is going on with TrendMicro lately? Their anti-virus engineers are making weird decisions lately that certain programs are suddenly trojans, specifically security tools and spyware. While keeping spyware off one’s computer is an admirable goal, don’t freak out the … Continue reading

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The joys of the web — I am out of touch

I have just realized how out of touch that I actually am with some of the funniest things that have ever hit the web. It may because it is 1 am, and anything more entertaining than picking out random words … Continue reading

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Windows DCom RPC Exploit

I am surprised by the amount of press this vulnerability while EXTREMELY bad has received. One of our company’s NT administrator called me on Saturday regarding this hole after a MSNBC news story (BTW where was the MS in MSNBC … Continue reading

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Netware Vulnerability – Buffer Overflow in Netware Web Server PERL Handler

Vulnwatch: Buffer Overflow in Netware Web Server PERL Handler Topic: Buffer Overflow in Netware Web Server PERL Handler Platform : Netware 5.1 SP6, Netware 6 under certain conditions. Application : NetWare Enterprise Web Server Identifiers: CERT: VU# 185593, CVE: CAN-2003-0562 … Continue reading

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Are you on the RIAA hitlist?

The Lost Olive: How to Tell if the RIAA Wants You My cynical side says people checking if their name is in the database is similar to people clicking on the remove me from this spam list button. It simply … Continue reading

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Windows passwords proven deficient (even quicker)

LASEC: Welcome The LASEC aims to promote research and education on communication and information system security. Various aspects are considered: critical security analysis, security strengthening methods, and fundamental research on security and cryptography. While they have not released the code … Continue reading

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Netware 6.5 set to be released August 15

Novell Prepares To Ship Netware 6.5 NetWare 6.5 business network services software will ship August 15, Novell said Wednesday. How nice they can set a shipping date for their next version, but can they release a service pack without having … Continue reading

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