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Current Topic: Computer Networking

Linksys DOS vulnerability still exists after two years
Topic: Computer Networking 6:25 pm EST, Nov  6, 2008

It's amazing how damn lazy vendors can actually be sometimes.

Two years ago in the midst of some other things, it was discovered that quite a few home network routers (Linksys included) would fail when presented with a DCC request involving bogus port numbers, which would result in an immediate disconnection of the session in use by a user's IRC client.

Relatively simple to fix, or so you'd think.

Today I've learned that even the latest firmware for the WRT54G2 is still vulnerable despite it being impossible to miss that this issue has been around for over two years now.

This despite the fact that the firmware is 1.0.01, build three, and was released on Apr 29, 2008.

Linksys DOS vulnerability still exists after two years

Topic: Computer Networking 6:44 am EDT, May 31, 2007

I begin to think that what we need is a new topic called simply "Orgasms" because I just can't describe how ecstatic I am that the following has happened...

Robert Allen Soloway has been arrested in Seattle, Washington after being indicted on charges of (but which will probably ultimately not be limited to):

* Identity Theft
* Money Laundering
* Mail, Wire, and E-Mail Fraud

He has targeted personally for harassment the people who have called him out for his business practices, up to and including trying to astroturf others as being responsible for his spamming. He had moved his operations overseas to use China to hide his activities. The things he was spamming for weren't even legal most of the time, let alone being in near-perpetual violation of CAN-SPAM. I could expound on the morally reprehensible things this man has done over the years, but it would just seem a drop in the bucket compared to what comes up when you Google his name.

This man is going to jail, do not pass go, do not collect 200 email addresses.

...and that almost makes me need to go change my shorts.


Jason Goatse's MySpace
Topic: Computer Networking 8:45 am EST, Jan  5, 2007

Look at the postings from Jan 4th back to the 1st. Jason describes the events leading up to his sort-of indirect Goatse'ing of large portions of Myspace, and incidentally chronicles what happens when the Illiterati of the intertubes drools all over one of Those Who Have Even Half A Clue.

Jason Goatse's MySpace

Another technological breakthrough!
Topic: Computer Networking 10:04 am EST, Nov  6, 2006

For those people living in high-EMI areas (like the inside of a microwave oven testing facility, or a suburban apartment complex) now there's a quick and easy solution for reducing speed-sapping EMI interference with WiFi transmissions. ...and it comes in an easy-to-use spray bottle!

WiFi Speed Spray clears up pesky EMI with just a few spritzes in the air. Nothing is known at this time if they're planning on releasing follow up products with designer fragrances, but here's hoping...

Another technological breakthrough!

Oh yes, please.
Topic: Computer Networking 5:53 am EDT, Apr 29, 2004

I am always surprised to find things like this on the 'net. Just when you thought it can't get any funnier...

[quote]This denies access to all services from all hosts. If you want to be notified by mail of any failed connection attempts, you can modify the above to read:

ALL:ALL:/bin/mail -s "%s connection attempt from %c" mike@localhost

Oh yes, please.

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