Robert Hensing's Blog

Software Security . . . and stuff.

January, 2008

  • Massive Linux / Apache hacks spewing forth browser based malware

    And NO one knows how it's being done? http://www.linux.com/feature/125548 Pure insanity . . . how can this be going on for months and no one has a clue and all they can do is guess that maybe a password was guessed and used for logon? If these...
  • Mommy? Where do servers come from?

    Farking hilarious!!! http://gizmodo.com/342499/microsofts-brainwashing-childrens-book-mommy-where-do-servers-come-from Here's the official book web site: http://www.stayathomeserver.com/book.aspx And this video isn't half bad either: http://video...
  • GMER discovers a new MBR based rootkit in the wild . . .

    EDITED : 1/10/2008 to remove information about possibly using ntbtlog.txt to detect the rootkit. The driver load routine for the rootkit seems to be non-standard and thus unlikely to appear in ntbtlog.txt You can read the gory details of it here: http...
  • Did Bill Gates just say Windows sucks?

    No - I believe he is implying that he belives *Vista* sucks. :) http://gizmodo.com/342920/holy-crap-did-bill-gates-just-say-windows-sucks
  • Bill's last day . . .

    This video is just all sorts of awesome: http://www.istartedsomething.com/20080107/bill-gates-last-day-microsoft-video/
  • Random stuff from the last 2 weeks

    My Adobe Flash paranoia isn't completely un-founded it would seem: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2007/12/21/flash_vulnerability_menace/ The Flash monoculture seriously concerns me . . . I'm surprised we haven't seen more active exploitation using Flash...
  • Is it cold in here?

    So most of my friends / co-workers know that for *years* I've been hugely anti-Windows Mobile. I've owned a RAZR for a couple years and before that owned some LG phones that worked great as phones . . . and I appreciated their ability to run continuously...