Archive for August, 2011

Enable potentially unsafe attachments in outlook

Ahh the “Outlook blocked access to the following potentially unsafe attachments” message, one of the most annoying things you can see when you in a hurry to get an attachment. However there is a good reason that attachments are disabled in outlook, some attachments can potentially be unsafe, as the warning says. But so long as you know were an attachment is from and you know the risks why can’t you enable these, after all you did pay for your computer and Office so you should be able to do what you want, right? Well in outlooks default setting there is no way to enable unsafe attachments, however there is a setting in the registry to enable them: Read the rest of this entry »

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Developing Wesbites For iPhones

So I’ve been developing a few websites mainly to be viewed on iPhones and iPods and this has raised several issues. Obviously you have to develop for mobile browsers such as safari which runs on iPhones or iPods and develop accordingly for this browser and the unique screen resolutions used on mobile devices. In this article I’m going to look at, what I feel, are the most important code snippets you’ll need to get started developing for iPhones or iPods. Read the rest of this entry »

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Install and Configure a Ubuntu 11.04 Snort-MySQL Honeypot

An Intrusion Detection system is like a burglar alarm for your computer. It monitors you network and system activities for malicious activities or policy violations and reports to some kind of management station. This is great as it lets you know who were when & how people are trying to break into your network and knowing this is half the battle. You may be thinking that this isn’t enough and you want to block all hacks from happening, well most IDS systems include some “Network Intrusion Prevention” features. However the main concern should be closing up vulnerabilities rather than blocking someone already trying to hack your systems, after all it’s a bit late if they are already in your system, and this way you may accedently block innocent users.
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Simple C++ IRC Bot Template

IRC Funny CartoonI searched the Internet, for quit a while, and I couldn’t find the source for a simple IRC bot in C plus plus, so I decided to write one using a TCP Stream Socket in C++. It works by setting up a simple TCP Socket to a IRC server on port 6667. The IRC Bot then assigns a NICK to the connection and connects to a IRC Channel. From here you can code you own commands and replies. I originally developed this to monitor IRC channels, however I came across a problem, PING. IRC servers periodically ping all clients to see if they are connected, so I added some more code to reply to these ping’s so that the bot stays connected. Read the rest of this entry »

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