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JetBrains software Teamcity possibly used in Solarwinds hack

In a New York Times article released on January 6, 2021, JetBrains and their Continuous Integration / Continuous Deployment (CI/C) application Teamcity were confirmed to be used by recently hacked software company SolarWinds.

Cryptocurrency Users Targeted in Cross-Platform ElectroRAT Malware

ElectroRat

Using Pastebin unique visitor counts for tracking, over 6,500 victims are estimated to be affected after detection of this malware in December. These numbers may be off and definatly will grow in the coming days. Called ElectroRAT by Intezer, the RAT is written from ground-up in Golang and designed to target multiple […]

Stop spammers commenting on WordPress media files

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A website I worked on last year, recently had a wave of media spam comments hit my inbox. There is no easy way within WordPress to turn off commenting for media items, especially if you have >100 items and just want it DONE! The solution I found was a quick SQL query:

British court rejects extradition to U.S. of Julian Assange

Julian Assange

The U.S. government has been waiting the British court’s ruling for some time now and on Monday (1/4/21) the court made their announcement. No extradition for Julian Assange on charges pertaining to illegally obtaining and sharing classified material related to national security.

Linux One-liners

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Who doesn’t love a good Linux one-liner? To me they are the epitome of skill. They represent the ability to not only know what command needs to happen but how to initiate this in a very efficient way. For example one of my favorite commands I am telling people all […]

How can I prevent SQL injection in PHP?

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Preventing SQL injections is a popular topic. #1 on stackoverflow (for php) and also listed on the OWASP top 10. So what is an SQL Injection? The first part “SQL” refers to Sequential Query Language which is used in querying databases like Mysql, Postgres SQL or mariaDB. The term is […]

Twitter Alternatives

Believe it or not, Twitter is not the only way to share your thoughts on the internet. Well, in light of recent behavior we’ve come to understand that Twitter is the adult and we all are the teenagers living under their roof. But just like a teenager, there are ways […]

Free PHP Malware and Security scanners [Part 1]

Exakat Exakat is a tool for analyzing, reporting and assessing PHP code source efficiently and systematically. Exakat processes PHP 5.2 to 7.4 and 8.0 code, as well as reporting on security, performance, code quality, migration. –Exakat docs Static analysis of code is a great tool to use whether for unit […]

Android on Linux

ANDROID IN A BOX is here to bring any Android OS to your Linux box. Android in a box (Anbox) is a brand new player to the scene making use of containers instead of emulators to bring Android to Linux. Here’s a quick video of it in action. To get […]