Category: System Level

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Gaining Shell Access via Local File Inclusion Vulnerabilities

My firewall caught some odd injection attempts which lead to research on the intent of the hackers. Turns out it was an attempt to gain Shell access via Local File Inclusion vulnerabilities and injection of malicious code in proc/self/environ. Research lead to the following step-by-step instructions on what was being attempted (listed below).

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Remotely monitoring your children’s computers using iTalc

Using iTalc on your private home network, you can monitor your kid’s activities and keep an eye on what websites they are browsing, what they are doing on social networking sites like Facebook, and even watch as they read their email. There are other tools that offer similar functions such as keylogging tools and web site blockers, but iTalc is a perfect addition to your arsenal of child protection tools.

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Passwordless logins in Unix 0

Passwordless logins in Unix

Connecting via SSH, requires a user provide his identity to the remote machine using one of several methods. One method lets you access the remote system without entering a password at each login. Normally, when you log in to a system, you authenticate by entering your password for that system. Your password goes, as it is typed, to the remote system, which authenticates it against the /etc/passwd or /etc/shadow file. By contrast, SSH allow a “password-less” authentication method based on public-key cryptography.

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Security and Hacking Notes 0

Security and Hacking Notes

Encryption and Authentication DESCRIPTION Privacy protection using DES (symmetric algorithm) involves the use of two secret keys. Each party must share their secret key with others. This makes this sort of encryption difficult to...

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Useful Unix Commands 0

Useful Unix Commands

Useful Unix commands To search text in files and all subdirectories find [directory] -name [files] | xargs grep [text to search for] Example to find “insert” in the odb directory (search all files in...

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