Archive for the 'Security' Category


Saturday, March 17th, 2007

I logged into this blog today and saw I had 86 spam comments waiting for me.  Even in the time it took me to mark all of them as spam, another 3 spam comments were posted.  Time to fight back!  I installed a plugin called Did You Pass Math?, which requires commenters to answer a […]

Cracking WEP

Wednesday, January 17th, 2007

I was browsing on my Wii when I came across this article that contains a video interview with Linus Torvalds about why there is no work on the Linux 2.7 kernel yet. The video requires Flash 9, which the Wii does not yet support (the video also loops, which is annoying). Anyway, I […]

I’ve Been Exploited

Sunday, November 12th, 2006

A couple days ago I noticed I had an unusual amount of traffic to my site from a number of IP addresses beginning with 222. I checked my logs and found out they had installed a backdoor into my Dreamhost user account, which was the web application called C99Shell.

Myspace Security Announcement

Thursday, November 9th, 2006

As I’m sure I’ve made clear before, I don’t like Myspace all that much. I check my account about once a month. Don’t get me wrong; there are a lot of cool people there and (I suppose) it’s awesome for networking. But of course, many users are ignorant of the inherent risks […]