Archive | March, 2006

(IN)SECURE Magazine

(IN)SECURE Magazine has just released Issue 6. This edition includes the following:

– Best practices in enterprise database protection
– Quantifying the cost of spyware to the enterprise
– Security for websites  – breaking sessions to hack into a machine
– How to win friends and influence people with IT security certifications
– The size of security: the evolution and history of OSSTMM operational security metrics
– Interview with Kenny Paterson, Professor of Information Security at Royal Holloway, University of London
– PHP and SQL security today
– Apache security: Denial of Service attacks
– War-driving in Germany  – CeBIT 2006

WordPress Widgets

WordPress has just announced the release of a Widgets Plugin. According to the announcement, Widgets are an easy way for you to arrange and rearrange your sidebar to your hearts content without touching a line of code. Since I’m using the K2 Theme, I probably won’t start using the Widgets Plugin until the updated K2 Theme is released.

DDoS on

For the past six years I’ve registered a large number of domains through I once made the unfortunate mistake of registering domains through Network Solutions, and if I remember correctly, ended up paying over $30 for each of the domain names. Imagine my joy when domain prices were suddenly falling below $10. Crazy! Now, with registrar’s like GoDaddy offering private domain registrations I’ve decided that I should slowly start transferring some of my domains to another registrar. I guess I chose the wrong day to start the process as is experiencing a massive distributed denial of service attack.

According to Netcraft, “Domain registrar says its nameservers are under attack, causing outages for customers. More than 550,000 domains are registered with Joker, which is based in Germany. Any of those domains that use Joker’s DNS servers are likely to be affected.”

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Domain Registrar Joker Hit by DDoS