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libnids on 64-bit architecture machines

A quick note for anybody using libnids on a 64-bit machine (AMD64), you will need to compile with -fno-strict-aliasing if you use optimisation at -O2 or above. Without it libnids will silently fail to provide you any data. Rafal (the

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Logic Friday

Today I wanted to quickly calculate a truth table for a simple boolean equation. Whilst this can be done very simply on paper it becomes tedious with lots of inputs. A quick Google search found "Logic Friday", available at

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Goodbye, clamav

Today I removed clamav from my VPS, which was built into the mail service I run. There are a small number of users and a few thousand messages a week - I liked that I was probably offering some small

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Forcing SSL browsing in Apache

The Apache vhost configuration snippet below will force any non-SSL requests for a website to be rewritten to an HTTPS site instead. This is useful to ensure that clients cannot accidentally browse an insecure site, but they don't have to

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Even more bugs that should have died in 2005..! This time it is Gentoo bug 77873. Perhaps there are a glut of bored open source developers who have time to devote to bugs that really aren't very important 🙂

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More dead bugs

Another new year, another bug from the past. The last one was from 2007 but this beats it by over a year. I haven't used KDE or Konqueror for a few years now, but I hope the resolution of KDE

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Where bugs go to die

I was surprised today to receive an email about a bug.  In itself this isn't uncommon, but I didn't remember the bug very well. The bug in question is Wireshark bug #1850.  I was using tshark for a work project

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Highlighting admin comments in the Responsive theme

One thing I like about some blogs is that you can easily see when the admin has replied to comments. It is easy to tweak the Responsive theme to change the colour of these comments by including a few lines

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Ticketweb followup

Ticketweb (a UK arm of Ticketmaster) have confirmed that someone was able to send emails to subscribers fraudulently. Their initial response was covered on the Naked Security blog. A second email was sent out this evening: One part which stands

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Ticketmaster / Ticketweb hacked?

This afternoon I received an email with the spammy subject "Action Required : Update Your PDF Application".  I almost ignored it until I noticed that the link inside pointed to a domain owned by Ticketmaster. As I have shopped with

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