Friday, November 27, 2009

Detailed Description of the Mumbai Attacks

Sixty Hours of Terror offers a good description of what happened during 26/11 and the next few days of terrorist-fighting. A good read if you haven't followed the details on TV.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Moved to the Latest Kubuntu

I installed Kubuntu 9.10 on my computer. And I have to say, I'm finally back to being satisfied with Linux.
- I had problems with the video drivers, which were making using my computer irritating.
- And the flash video works painlessly on all sites I've been to, whereas it was a bit broken before
- Adding MP3 support and the like happens smoothly at the beginning, a real joy!

English Shellcode

This is crazy! Have a look at the paper:

http://www.cs.jhu.edu/~sam/ccs243-mason.pdf
English Shellcode, by Joshua Mason, Sam Small Fabian Monrose and Greg MacManus shows how you can encode a malicious payload into spam-looking, but valid, English prose.

Whitelisting just got more difficult...

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Gamer

This looks really awesome:


Friday, November 13, 2009

Teens not as sexually depraved as we think

Here some interesting tidbits from a report in La Presse:
- 50% of 18 year-olds are virgins
- First time is part of a couple relationship in 83% for boys, 85% for girls
- Average sex partners over their life: 4

That is still too much, agreed, especially considering the impopularity of marriage in Quebec, but that's reassuring in a way... the world is not as dark as we think!


Monday, November 9, 2009

Upgraded to Kubuntu 9.10

Yes, I have made the upgrade! I'm glad I did. All these annoying video card glitches are gone, and my flash player works for Colbert Nation! It was fairly simple to set up the flash and MP3 support too! Its a nice step forward!

Alphanumeric Shellcode

I'm surprised that this didn't make the news... some guys came up with alphanumeric shellcode on ARM processors. That means that some filters can be bypassed. So some buffer overflows that were thought as safe are not exploitable.

If you're really interested in the technical details, its there.