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How to identify a hack

This is in programming 101 – how to correctly identify a hack

What corporation doesn’t do hacks and breaks….

I love this quote about the whole Facebook IPO soul popper.

“Whether or not Zuckerberg needs to ditch the hoodie, Corpus thinks Facebook does need to change its freewheeling ways in some respects. The company “needs to move beyond its culture of hacking and breaking things and find the appropriate balance between innovation and reliability as a business platform for commerce, customer interaction, and advertising. It’s time Facebook transitions from a beta platform into a business platform ready for the next generation of growth,” he said.”

Seriously, what corporation never have placed a hack or broke something else in order of getting something done. I agree that if a hack does not work, you should not place it there, but throw the first rock who never placed a bad code in order to get things done in the appropriate time.

Let me quote Adam Savage here: “In science failure is always a option and constantly a necessary one.”

Hacking things is not a good option, but if you need to break out something in order to make it better, good thing you learned from it. No harm done.

More about the article: http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2404202,00.asp


Nice event going on on Brazil (and damm cheat too) on one of the most beautiful cities in Brazil too – http://bhack.com.br/ – security, hacks and much more. Keep your linux flash drives up and get your plane tickets.

Date: 14 – 17 June

Don’t miss.

Hacks comes in all formats

And this is just another one #LOL (this was done by an AC technician so the AC keeps running until he got the part)


WordPress Security Update

If you haven’t heard…

3.0.4 Important Security Update

Posted December 29, 2010 by Matt Mullenweg. Filed under Releases,Security.

Version 3.0.4 of WordPress, available immediately through the update page in your dashboard or for download here, is a very important update to apply to your sites as soon as possible because it fixes a core security bug in our HTML sanitation library, called KSES. I would rate this release as “critical.”

I realize an update during the holidays is no fun, but this one is worth putting down the eggnog for. In the spirit of the holidays, consider helping your friends as well.

If you are a security researcher, we’d appreciate you taking a look over this changeset as well to review our update. We’ve given it a lot of thought and review but since this is so core we want as many brains on it as possible. Thanks to Mauro Gentile and Jon Cave (duck_) who discovered and alerted us to these XSS vulnerabilities first.

Original url: http://wordpress.org/news/2010/12/3-0-4-update/

In another words, if you have WordPress installed on your server, update now. Regardless to say that most likely someone was hacked with this sploit.

Have fun and Happy Holidays.

Can’t connect to the Internet – use open DNS

Sometimes the ISP’s can be somehow annoying. You have some functions of your Internet connection working, look at the router and everything seems right, refreshed DHCP and nothing, no juice, you just can’t get the pages to load.

Today I came around this same exact problem and with a little help of a co-worker and friend I learned a sweet hack that will just fix this kind of issue.

Go to your router configurations, or your PC / Mac configurations and set these 2 DNS entries:


This will use a open DNS – Google – to get your pages through.

Nice trick and good hack. Kept as resource.

Have fun.

Hackbook Pro

Weekend Fun 😉

Hotmail Hacked

Microsoft Hotmail and MSN Live accounts was fully exposed on this 1st October by an Annonymus user on PasteBin.com forums. This report was detailed and first given by NeoWin.net blog.

Password and security questions change is not only suggested as recommeded solution.

More @ Sky News

Joomla 1.5 password reset exploit

Today I had one of my clients hacked with a recent exloit of the Joomla 1.5.x family. The exploit allows you to easily reset the first user password which usually is the administrator user. After some digging I could find how to reproduce the exploit and guess what, even a 5 years old could perform that. It’s so simple that’s scary.

Anyway if you are currently using Joomla 1.5.x you should upgrade it to 1.5.6.

More info at: http://developer.joomla.org/security/news/241-20080801-core-password-remind-functionality.html

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