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.RU domains: No rules, no responsibilities

Posted 02-20-2010 at 08:19 AM by Web31337 (In The Middle Of Nowhere [edK's blog])

Few days ago we had an accident with one of Russia's most popular bittorrent tracker site, torrents.ru. A domain was undelegated from DNS servers by request of our agencies.
While, in an official agreement, that accepted by both sides(registrar and registrant) when a new .ru domain is registered there is a note about "Registrator may not interact with conflicts a registrant may have with 3rd parties."
In this case it were two companies, complained about "torrents.ru...
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PHP security

Posted 02-18-2010 at 01:53 PM by Web31337 (In The Middle Of Nowhere [edK's blog])
Tags php, security

I've been helping out my buddy to get his site more secure.
He wrote a small news-site and made many mistakes there, most of them was related to security.
Just a same old mistakes when you forget to filter user input.
Suggest you to read this simple guide I wrote recently. It's a good point to start securing your web applications.
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Shareaza: "don't play with IE"

Posted 02-15-2010 at 07:57 AM by Web31337 (In The Middle Of Nowhere [edK's blog])
Updated 02-15-2010 at 08:04 AM by Web31337

A short story about Infernet Exploiter usage in popular P2P app "Shareaza".
It was last summer, when SourceForge wasn't so bad and I was always sitting and helping on their channel @ freenode, and, also, I was a windowz user.
Persons:
_AnywhereIs_: me
Ryo-oh-ki: Shareaza developer

Local time: GMT+06 (in DST)
Channel: #sourceforge
Place: IRC.FreeNode.net
Date: June 13-14, 2009

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16:34:18 <_AnywhereIs_>...
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"Hacker" term abuse

Posted 01-22-2010 at 01:02 PM by Web31337 (In The Middle Of Nowhere [edK's blog])
Updated 01-22-2010 at 01:03 PM by Web31337
Tags cracker, hacker

I blogged this note, to link to it, so I won't have to write the same things everytime.
If you were linked here, probably you failed to remember the actual meaning of word "hacker" (due to reading newspapers or watching news where stupids telling you a legends of script kiddies as of a legendary warriors) and you used it in a wrong context on LinuxQuestions.Org forums.

So here's your chance to fix that broken file on your heardrive.

Hacker will never...
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Help prevent kernel and software cracking: reminder

Posted 01-13-2010 at 08:01 AM by Web31337 (In The Middle Of Nowhere [edK's blog])

I've made this post as a reminder, to link to it from forum.
Probably, if you were linked here, you had troubles when someone gained root at your system.

The problem I'm writing this post about is kernel/software cracking.
Many people had troubles with crackers who gained root at their servers or desktops. Some of users had all permissions and privileges set up correctly but still got kernel BOF'ed and rooted.
For instance, let us take most exploitable vulnerability,...
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