Use hdparm to Retrieve Hard Drive Specs | hdparm is an excellent command line utility for various things concerning hard drives. A quick feature it has is to provide detailed specs of a particular hard drive. I’ll show you how it works! The command is sudo hdparm -I hard drive Here is an example: $ sudo hdparm -I /dev/sdc /dev/sdc: ATA device, with
Nessus html5 URL | Nessus now has a fancy html5 interface! The URL is: https://localhost:8834/html5.html
CentOS 6 or Red Hat 6 | Install DHCP Server | On CentOS 6 or Red Hat 6, installing a DHCP server is not too difficult. I’ll show you how it works! First, install the DHCP server: $ sudo yum install dhcp The configuration file (blank) is located here: /etc/dhcp/dhcpd.conf To copy a sample configuration file over for the production file, use the following command: $
Use nmap to check DNS configuration best practices | A new NSE script in nmap 6.25 checks DNS zone configuration best practices. I’ll show you how it works! First, you will need nmap 6.25 (or later) installed: http://nmap.org/download.html Now with nmap 6.25 installed, run the below command against a DNS server. In this example, I am checking the configuration of the zone google.com from
Linux Security Weekly | 027 | Hello and welcome to Linux Security Weekly for December 2, 2012. Linux Security Weekly is the audio podcast which covers current and important security vulnerabilities in Linux and open source software for the past week. Show Notes: News Firefox 17.0.1 Firefox ESR (10.0.11) http://www.mozilla.org/security/known-vulnerabilities/firefox.html http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/17.0.1/releasenotes/ http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/organizations/all.html PHP 5.4.9 and PHP 5.3.19 http://www.php.net/index.php#id2012-11-22-1 Linux rootkit
Linux Security Weekly | 026 | Hello and welcome to Linux Security Weekly for November 18, 2012. Linux Security Weekly is the audio podcast which covers current and important security vulnerabilities in Linux and open source software for the past week. Show Notes: News PHP 5.5.0 Alpha1 released http://www.php.net/index.php#id2012-11-15-1 FreeBSD security incident http://www.freebsd.org/news/2012-compromise.html Drupal 7.17 – maintenance update http://drupal.org/drupal-7.17-release-notes Google
Wordfence: Security Plugin for WordPress | Here is a review of Wordfence, a WordPress security : Wordfence: Security Plugin for WordPress If you find this topic interesting, you may also be interested in Expert Pen Testing or CISSP training. Cool!
PHP 5.4 Packages for Red Hat | Red Hat Enterprise Linux is an excellent stable distro for mission critical enterprise environments. However the PHP and MySQL versions included are a tad behind mainstream. There is a great community repository from Rackspace that offers recent PHP, MySQL, and Python versions for Red Hat. The project page is: http://iuscommunity.org For Red Hat 5 and
Linux Security Weekly | 025 | Hello and welcome to Linux Security Weekly for November 11, 2012. Linux Security Weekly is the audio podcast which covers current and important security vulnerabilities in Linux and open source software for the past week. Show Notes: News joomla http://blog.sucuri.net/2012/11/joomla-2-5-8-and-3-0-2-released-security-updates.html http://developer.joomla.org/security/news/544-20121102-core-clickjacking http://developer.joomla.org/security/news/541-20121001-core-xss-vulnerability XSS vulnerability in swfupload in WordPress http://seclists.org/fulldisclosure/2012/Nov/51 https://nealpoole.com/blog/2012/05/xss-and-csrf-via-swf-applets-swfupload-plupload/ netOffice Dwins SQL Injection
Google ChromeOS – How to Find IP Address | In ChromeOS, there is a system menu that has information such as IP Address, MAC address, dmesg, lsusb, and other helpful information. To access the system page, crack open a tab and type: chrome:///system Here is what it looks like: Cool!