Tag: security

Nov 07 2017

How to use Sysdig and Falco with LXD containers

Sysdig (.org) is an open-source container troubleshooting tool and it works by capturing system calls and events directly from the Linux kernel. When you install Sysdig, it adds a new kernel module that it uses to collect all those system calls and events. That is, compared to other tools like strace, lsof and htop, it …

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Aug 10 2010

Announcing the Certificate Watch (CertWatch) Firefox addon

CertWatch is a Firefox add-on that helps you control how digital certificates are used when you visit secure websites. While there exist tools that help control how, for example, scripts like Javascript are executed (NoScript addon), there has not been a tool for digital certificates. The closest Firefox addon to the functionality of CertWatch is …

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May 20 2009

Αναβαθμιστείτε από hotmail σε GMail.com

Ενημέρωση: Μπορείτε να δείτε το περιεχόμενο του άρθρου αυτού και μέσα από το Google Docs, http://docs.google.com/Doc?id=dccdrjqk_14czzrvdcn Έχετε λογαριασμό hotmail και θέλετε να περάσετε στο GMail για όλους τους γνωστούς λόγους και πλεονεκτήματα που παρέχει η υπηρεσία της Google. Πως μπορείτε να κάνετε τη μεταφορά; Πριν λίγους μήνες ήταν εφικτό να προωθούμε αυτόματα την αλληλογραφία που …

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May 05 2009

Migrate from Hotmail to GMail

So you have this Hotmail account and you want to migrate to GMail for all the obvious reasons. How can you do that? A few months ago it was possible to forward your Hotmail e-mails to another e-mail account, which made it very easy to migrate to any other e-mail provider. However, Microsoft decided to …

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Nov 19 2008

Rendering bug in Firefox, threat level: annoyance

There is this rendering bug in Firefox that currently can be classified as an annoyance. It was discovered during a discussion at the Ubuntu-GR mailing list and reported in June 2008, and at that time it would cause Firefox to crash. Therefore, it was deemed as a security issue, and the bug report was not …

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Aug 22 2008

Practical UPnP in Linux

UPnP is a set of protocols that allow the automatic configuration of devices. One of those protocols, the Internet Gateway Device (IGD) protocol, allows software to configure routers for NAT traversal without user-intervention. In other words, with UPnP/IGD, the long and error-prone manual configuration for port-forwarding can be done automatically. When tasks are done automatically, …

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May 13 2008

thersa.org.uk, infected.

The screenshot shows the thersa.org.uk website has been infected, and users that visit it end up running in their browsers malicious JavaScript code. The code loads Javascript files from the .cn and the .la domains. There is a reference in one of the files to a cookie named killav (Kill Antivirus?) that may disable some …

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Apr 18 2007

Connecting to Bluetooth devices between Linux and Windows

A common issue that arises when you connect your laptop to your Bluetooth device (such as mobile phone), is that the device forges a unique authentication with the Bluetooth stack of the operating system. What that means is that if I pair my laptop with my phone in Linux, the pairing works only in Linux. …

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Sep 05 2006

Freenigma (PGP) firefox extension for your GMail

Freenigma is a Firefox extension that adds PGP support to GMail. You install the Firefox extension and when you are about to write an email in GMail, it rewrites the page code to add the PGP support. Using public-key cryptography is generally cumbersome when you take in account the management of the public keys of …

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May 15 2006

Free Alaa!

Alaa is a young prominent Egyptian blogger that was arrested and jailed among 47 activists on 7th May 2006 during a peaceful demonstration in Cairo. His personal website and blog, shared with his wife Manal, is http://www.manalaa.net/ has the latest news about his condition. There is a petition by Hands Across the Mideast Support Alliance …

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Mar 09 2006

Taxis and security

It is quite encouraging that citizens taxed in Greece are able to file their tax reports through the Web, at the Taxis Website. Sadly, it has been reported that standard-compliant Web browsers are not supported by the Taxis Website. If you are affected, do complain about it! If you file taxes and you are affected, …

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Oct 23 2005

The return

I just arrived back home. I was flying with Ali. The trip was quite tiring but we managed to pull through. Rustam was really helpfull, he picked us up on time at midnight (there was an city electricity cut) and we reached the airport swiftly. There, we waited a bit at the queue to check …

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