🍱Felipe Alvarez's Blog

LSO local shared object flash cookies

Why are Flash Cookies Harmful? they are never expiring – staying on your computer for an unlimited time. by default they offer a storage of 100 KB (compare: Usual cookies 4 KB). browsers are not aware of those cookies, LSO’s usually cannot be removed by browsers. via Flash they can access and store highly specific personal and technical information (system, user name, .). ability to send the stored information to the appropriate server, without user’s permission....

Amarok cannot connect to MySQL database

I deleted all instances of ‘amarok’ in $HOME/.kde4/share, and dropped the ‘amarokdb’ database, and dropped ‘amarokuser’, and re-created everything, but it still wouldn’t connect. It turns out the solution is simple. Just change the password in the Amarok settings page from ‘password’ to something else (e.g. ‘password123’). Change the ‘amarokuser’ password, too, in mysql. Restart Amarok, and they can connect. This is a bug in Amarok, as it doesn’t have a default password configured, one must be explicitly set....

aircrack-NG Intel PRO Wireless 3945 a/b/g SUPPORT!

Iwl3945 is the new driver for the Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG wireless chipset. It includes new features like: Managed and monitor mode support in one driver Enhanced injection support Multiple interfaces on one device – use the aircrack suite on a monitor interface while remaining associated on a managed interface Full radiotap support, for both incoming and outgoing packets No more binary regulatory daemon needed, regulatory enforcement is done by the firmware The driver is based on the mac80211 stack, so the usual requirements apply (aircrack-ng 1....

Yahoo! Shuts down Geocities – Download Geocities via Bittorrent

Hello there. You mailed geotorrent@**.com to be notified when the torrent file for the download of Geocities was ready. Well, it’s ready. This letter has the details, and I’ve attached the 1.3mb .torrent file that you will use to make it work. We’ve been running tests at archive team for a while, we’re about 99% sure everything is working. In the words spoken by so many before me and ignored every single time, please read this whole letter before starting, to make sure you understand what you’re getting....

Doctor’s personal data sold on eBay

The Information Commissioner’s Office has found a healthcare recruitment agency in breach of the Data Protection Act after it lost doctors’ personal data that ended up being sold online. ...

Julian Assange of Wikileaks speaks at TED

The controversial website WikiLeaks collects and posts highly classified documents and video. Founder Julian Assange, who’s reportedly being sought for questioning by US authorities, talks to TED’s Chris Anderson about how the site operates, what it has accomplished — and what drives him. The interview includes graphic footage of a recent US airstrike in Baghdad. You could say Australian-born Julian Assange has swapped his long-time interest in network security flaws for the far-more-suspect flaws of even bigger targets: governments and corporations....

Nmap on Cygwin

Installed nmap on cygwin. Dead easy! Download and install Cygwin Download and install WinPCAP Accept most defaults Do the default installation, typically C:\cygwin Download nmap for windows (zip) Open the zip file Double click the folder inside the zip, a large list of files should appear Extract these files (and not the folder which contains them) to C:\cygwin\usr\local\bin Open cygwin Type nmap --version Your nmap installation on cygwin is now complete Update 3/May/2012: Try running the vcredist_x86....

Secret or Hidden page in Linksys WAG54g2 ADSL Modem and Wireless Router

Trying to Google this problem was very frustrating. Hopefully it will help someone else. The Linksys WAG54G2 ADSL modem + Wireless Router does not have a GUI page to show more technical information, such as line attenuation, among others. Therefore, there are some secret or hidden pages built into the device that will reveal this information. The router’s default IP address is 192.168.1.1, but if you have changed yours, the links won’t work, and you should know what to do....

This is why we love you, Gmail: Priority Inbox

Gmail has always been pretty good at filtering junk mail into the “spam” folder. But today, in addition to spam, people get a lot of mail that isn’t outright junk but isn’t very important–bologna, or “bacn.” So we’ve evolved Gmail’s filter to address this problem and extended it to not only classify outright spam, but also to help users separate this “bologna” from the important stuff. In a way, Priority Inbox is like your personal assistant, helping you focus on the messages that matter without requiring you to set up complex rules....

The Possible Prosecution of WikiLeaks

Such journalistic stories are valuable and necessary, because much hush-hush information is overclassified, is kept under wraps only because it is embarrassing to the U.S. government, or is classified to keep the public in the dark about questionable government policies or actions. During the Cold War and continuing to this day, the American public is often the last to know information that is common knowledge among intelligence agencies of adversarial nations....