Massive Linux / Apache hacks spewing forth browser based malware

And NO one knows how it’s being done? http://www.linux.com/feature/125548 Pure insanity . . . how can this be going on for months and no one has a clue and all they can do is guess that maybe a password was guessed and used for logon?  If these boxes were Windows boxes – I’m pretty confident…

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Mommy? Where do servers come from?

Farking hilarious!!! http://gizmodo.com/342499/microsofts-brainwashing-childrens-book-mommy-where-do-servers-come-fromHere’s the official book web site: http://www.stayathomeserver.com/book.aspx And this video isn’t half bad either:http://video.msn.com/video.aspx/?mkt=en-us&vid=b3885042-6752-452a-8894-ba3d0075dcd7&wa=wsignin1.0 “Stop me if you’ve heard this one . . . a guy wants into a bar with a penguin . . . ” Holy crap – what’s gotten into us?  Funny marketing . . . from MICROSOFT . ….

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GMER discovers a new MBR based rootkit in the wild . . .

EDITED: 1/10/2008 to remove information about possibly using ntbtlog.txt to detect the rootkit.  The driver load routine for the rootkit seems to be non-standard and thus unlikely to appear in ntbtlog.txt You can read the gory details of it here: http://www2.gmer.net/mbr Some things I’d like to point out: To open a disk for raw disk…

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Did Bill Gates just say Windows sucks?

No – I believe he is implying that he belives *Vista* sucks. 🙂 http://gizmodo.com/342920/holy-crap-did-bill-gates-just-say-windows-sucks  

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Bill’s last day . . .

This video is just all sorts of awesome: http://www.istartedsomething.com/20080107/bill-gates-last-day-microsoft-video/

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Random stuff from the last 2 weeks

My Adobe Flash paranoia isn’t completely un-founded it would seem:  http://www.theregister.co.uk/2007/12/21/flash_vulnerability_menace/The Flash monoculture seriously concerns me . . . I’m surprised we haven’t seen more active exploitation using Flash.  I guess it will happen eventually. Google Orkut worm: http://blogs.zdnet.com/security/?p=767 Hi5 social networking site worm planned: http://sirdarckcat.blogspot.com/2007/12/making-social-network-xss-worm-hi5com.html The HP patches for their bundled software should be…

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Is it cold in here?

So most of my friends / co-workers know that for *years* I’ve been hugely anti-Windows Mobile.  I’ve owned a RAZR for a couple years and before that owned some LG phones that worked great as phones . . . and I appreciated their ability to run continuously without issues like lock-ups, reboots, or crashes of…

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