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Monitoring Network I/O w/ Download & Upload Speeds on FreeBSD
While creating my custom i3bar-equivelant program, I decided one of the features I wanted was the ability to display my network's I/O so I can watch it whenever I want. Ends up, in FreeBSD, this isn't exactly clear as to how it's done(and a bug may exist?) ...

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Specifying an DNS/NS server for address resolution / getaddrinfo in C
I was recently trying to get my C program to use a custom NS server when resolving an address, within the program. It ended up being a challenge to not have to use to create my own function that would have to deal with the connections directly(connect(), et...

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Incorrect volume in PulseAudio indicator, with fix.
I was encountering a strange bug with PulseAudio, and the indicator/applet that is used to change the volume on my laptop. I'm using external, Bose Companion 5 speakers, in Ubuntu, with PulseAudio through ALSA. When I used the speakers, the audio would only...

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`dpkg' format string vulnerability. CVE-2014-8625
A few days ago, I found a strange/stupid vulnerability in dpkg. Dpkg is the package manager for Debian-based operation systems, such as Ubuntu. It handles .deb files. When creating a dpkg package / .deb a file, a 'control file' must be made. This includes i...

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Having fun with passwords in Ubuntu RE: intruders/police/etc.
In movies, TV shows, and comics, the idea of a "trap passcode" is used every now and then, where if a bad-guy(or a good-guy) is provided with a passcode to something, only to find out that that passcode is set up purely for intruders. Whether it be wiping t...

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Paypal Complete 2-Factor Authentication(2FA) Bypass Exploit.
This blog is an excerpt from my blog entry, " Paypal's 2-FActor Authentication(2FA): The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly ", in which I detail the use[fulness] of Paypal's 2Factor system. On the 5th of June, 2014, I found a complete bypass for Paypal's 2FA servi...

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Paypal's 2-Factor-Authentication(2FA): The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly. (Incl. full 2FA bypass without security questions)
Introduction Paypal, like many other services , offer 2-Factor-Authentication in an attempt to strengthen the security of users' accounts. As noted on Paypal's website, "The security key gives you an extra layer of security when you log in to your PayPal ac...

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PTV; The police, and the aftermath.
For backstory regarding the PTV story, the following articles should be read: (Sydney Morning Herald) Schoolboy hacks Public Transport Victoria website - PTV #1 (Wired) Teen Reported to Police After Finding Security Hole in Website - PTV #2 (ABC) Melbourne ...

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PTV; The police, and the aftermath.
For backstory regarding the PTV story, the following articles should be read: (Sydney Morning Herald) Schoolboy hacks Public Transport Victoria website - PTV #1 (Wired) Teen Reported to Police After Finding Security Hole in Website - PTV #2 (ABC) Melbourne ...

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PTV; The police, and the aftermath.
For backstory regarding the PTV story, the following articles should be read: (Sydney Morning Herald) Schoolboy hacks Public Transport Victoria website - PTV #1 (Wired) Teen Reported to Police After Finding Security Hole in Website - PTV #2 (ABC) Melbourne ...
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