“Around 1,800 of the portable Maxtor hard discs, produced in Thailand, carried two Trojan horse viruses: autorun.inf and ghost.pif, the bureau under the Ministry of Justice said.” “The affected hard discs are Maxtor Basics 500G discs.” “The bureau said that hard discs with such a large capacity are usually used by government agencies to store […]
There are reports of an in-the-wild Trojan horse program that targets Mac OS X systems. Users are encouraged to visit malware-serving sites through spam messages in Mac forums. The Trojan, which pretends to be a QuickTime plug-in, can hijack users’ search results, sending them to websites the attackers want them to visit. http://isc.sans.org/diary.html?storyid=3595 http://www.scmagazineus.com/Trojan-targets-Mac-users/article/58290/ This […]
I just picked up a copy of Leopard and am LOVING it so far. Spaces, stacks, cover flow and the new finder — alone — make it worth the upgrade. Although I have found one minor issue. When mounting a hidden share (active directory smb://servername/share$) it mounts it as you would expect… but then when […]
As it turns out, the secret and forced windows update is causing problems. I have heard of this issue cropping up on non-restored systems too. Yet another reason why I am a Linux/Mac guy.
Microsoft has done it again. We receive reports from our WSUS server telling what updates are rolling out to what servers. So when I started receiving TripWire reports indicating files being altered on a bunch of windows boxes I got concerned. I started opening the files with hex editors looking for strange junk and ran […]
Wow, just wow. Apparently a state (who’s name was changed to protect the stupid) did’nt have controls in place that would prevent a single well intentioned but misguided person from shutting off the air conditioners in the data center to preserve power. Read the horrible and tragically funny story here.
At work I am mapping out our network. Instead of visio I am using omni graffle and very happy with the asthetics and ease of use. I am setting it up so that it is separated into both logical (firewall security zone) and physical (rack number with list of computers that are inside it). I […]
I am a firm believer in David Allen’s GTD (or Getting Things Done) and have been searching for a nice and easy to use task tracking system. I am also a huge fan of all things gui-less so naturally I started coding series of scripts for the purpose and GeekTool to display todo’s on my […]
I said I would do it, and I did. 🙂 Here is the “NetScreen Debug Cheat Sheet”, for the command line. Please let me know if you have any requests for functions or suggestions on where I could improve these. NetScreen Debug Cheat Sheet (PDF) md5: 0d3642a49db6e66183f73b2566cea0de
I use a lot of NetScreens at work and found myself sprawling notes containing syntax of different commands for the ScreenOS CLI (Command Line Interface). Being the OCD type of person I am, I decided I needed something more zazzy… yes, more zaz. So here is the pdf and original graffle of my NetScreen policy […]