Monthly Archives: January 2013

DntGtPwndwrshkLooks like the Security Focus Team found something interesting again today. I am a huge fan of Wireshark. As a matter of fact, I will be doing a software review of it when my time and schedule permit. For now, just a little public service renouncement.

From what I can gather, it looks as if these older versions of Wireshark fail to handle an exception with a specific kind of packet. This poorly handled exception causes Wireshark to crash, thus the DOS attack. It appears that this attack only effects Wireshark itself, so this info is really only out there for the security/network/forensic minded. (more…)

DntGtPwndThe security feeds that I watch regularly posted a few interesting things about known vulnerabilties for WordPress. You should read the following link and click on the tabs about info exploits and fixes.

Security Focus for WordPress

From what I have been able to guess, if you are running WP version 3.5.1 or newer, you should be ok. It seems that the vulnerability lies in HTTP script injection that can allow an attacker to pivot from your website and attack your visitors! I noticed that 3.5.1 just came out today (or at least that is when I checked).

A snip from the broadcast:

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Wish I got the cover out last night…

Nope, not going anywhere today. In my previous posts, I mentioned there are only a handful of weather conditions I won’t ride in. The last few days I have discovered two more.

1. Freezing rain – there is almost no hope for keeping a bike upright in freezing rain conditions.
2. No plowed roads – I don’t know what is going on with the city of Provo, but it has been snowing for almost 10 straight hours, and I haven’t seen a single plow or salt/sand truck. Snow is compacting on the road ways and refreezing. That spells disaster for a bike.

I believe these two weather and road conditions prove most dangerous for motorcycles and bikes alike. Two wheeled vehicles can’t afford to slide, especially in traffic.

WinterRiding

Headed off to work today, after an un-eventful MLK 3 day weekend. Most of you reading this probably don’t know I like to ride motorcycles. I like riding motorcycles so much, I do it year-round! I have been scoffed at for declaring my devotion to two-wheeled motoring for some time now. People just don’t believe you CAN ride a motorcycle year-round. Well, you can! And I have been doing it for years! There are days, temperatures, weather and road conditions that make one-wheel-drive more of a death trap than a challenge, on those days, I ask the wife to drive me in her car. For all the other days between late October and early April, there are some tricks to get by.

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That, is my ceiling fan. In all of it’s glory. I am sentenced to my bed with Gatorade and Vics until I get better. Yup, I’m sick. So I figured now is a good of a time as any to try to post from my tablet using my WordPress app. So far I really like the way WordPress integrates with my android devices. I am a little worried that I am quickly approaching the limitations of WordPress. One of the main reasons I stuck with Drupal for so long was the decent IRC chatroom support by other Drupal community members. Today I spent some time on the #wordpress channel and found a lively bunch of WordPress users also willing to help a n00b out. Continue Reading

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T3CHKOMMIE.com just got a face lift! Previously, T3CHKOMMIE.com has been operating on top of the Drupal Framework. Drupal is awesome, very powerful, and I do prefer it. However, as times and needs change, I decided to try out WordPress. Currently T3CHKOMMIE.com is running on top of a WordPress install. I do find it lacking in features, but I am the only admin/poster for T3CHKOMMIE.com so the power of Drupal was a bit overkill. Also, after acquiring a new Nexus 10 during the holidays, I was looking for something with some better mobile/android support. WordPress provides an excellent android app for monitoring your WordPress blog, uploading content like pages, videos and pictures, and you can do it on the go without ever needing to access your blog directly. Some features I really wanted from Drupal but never could find. (more…)