The Danger Of Expired Domains

When thinking about domain name security I have always tended to think about ensuring that a domain name is not stolen. On reflection this really is not our only concern. Yahoo have recently announced that they are opening up email accounts that are no longer used (wired article). As you can imagine this has caused a bit of furore about the potential of emails these accounts may still be receiving.

So how does this relate to domain names? Continue reading “The Danger Of Expired Domains”

WordPress Full Path Disclosure issue.

PLEASE NOTE THIS FINALLY APPEARS TO HAVE BEEN FIXED UNCLEAR WHICH VERSION RESOLVED THE ISSUE.

I am quite interested in security so I recently installed BackTrack on 1 of my spare pc’s so that I could have a proper play about. 1 of the tools that I have played with is WPScan which is a tool for scanning WordPress blogs to try to find security holes.

Continue reading “WordPress Full Path Disclosure issue.”

Free IPv6 Magazine 27th July 2012 ONLY

I am always a fan of freebies and of course I am always eager to learn new things so when I saw a post by Admin Magazine on Facebook to advise that to celebrate Sysadmin day  2012 they have partnered with Splunk to offer a free IPv6 download special.

The special covers numerous subjects covering what IPv6 is and how it works through too how to programme using IPv6. Be aware however the download is only available today.

You can download the special here.

On a related note those interested in the free download may also be interested in a guide that Burst.net have provided regarding IPv6 as well which you can download from here.

You never know, one day the world might be ready for IPv6 and we will need to know this stuff.

Finally Some Good Domaining News

A couple of years ago I used to be a mod and staff member on 1 of the bigger domaining forums. Namely Namepros. Being a member of staff over there I got to know about things as they happened.

Back on the 28th of February in 2009 I started to become aware of the theft and attempted sale of some domain names. 1 of these domain names was very good indeed. That domain was rpg.org. By the time the theft came to light it was too late for the rightful owner to do anything about it as the domain had been transferred from GoDaddy to eNom. Continue reading “Finally Some Good Domaining News”

Potential Security Issue With iPhone App

I recently decided to purchase an app from the iPhone app store. I do not do this often but I believe that this app would be extremely useful.

The app I decided to download was SSH Term Pro. As the name suggests this is a SSH terminal app for the iPhone and iPad. Of course this makes it extremely easy to manage your server on the move. The application allows you to add unlimited amount of servers details so you can quickly and easily connect up to a server that you manage. The application also allows you to lock it down so that you can only access the application fully once you have entered a password that you had set up.

Unfortunately on investigation everything is not as good as I had hoped: Continue reading “Potential Security Issue With iPhone App”

Security Implications With iPhone’s Siri Feature

Recently Apple released the iPhone 4s with IOS5. One of the more exciting features that came from this is the Siri feature. Siri enables you to give your phone voice commands to carry out certain tasks and is very intelligent in that it understand context etc.

Unfortunately however it appears that Apple have opened up some security implications with this feature. Continue reading “Security Implications With iPhone’s Siri Feature”