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Going Almost Viral On Facebook – Yusuf Taiyoob Meme

Almost viral? Isn’t that like almost famous, or almost rich? Yah it’s not famous, or rich or in this kind viral (even though it kinda is). Anyway. I make funny videos on instagram sometimes, I made a bunch in Europe in different countries (I meant to do one for each country, but yah I failed […]

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Advanced Information Gathering AKA Google Hacking at HITB 2004

So this was the first real talk I gave, I’d just moved to Malaysia not long beforehand and I’d started work at NSS as the lead for the penetration testing team. We were a sponsor of Hack in the Box 2004 so we got a speakers slot, but it couldn’t be a product/company pitch it […]

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An Anatomy Of A Hack – Weak ROOT Password

So a peaceful Sunday night, I get an odd bandwidth warning for a development/testing server that a developer recently created. It was doing some fairly immense traffic, peaking at 80mb a second and averaging about 8mb/s – definitely not normal. I tried to access the server via SSH but couldn’t connect at all, port 22 […]

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An Introduction To Information Security – OpenCoffeeClubKL #31

So I gave a talk about infosec stuff in July at OpenCoffeeClub KL, as it’s what I used to do for a living – people were always asking me to share a little more about it. The timing is a little odd again, as it happens. In 2011 I did 2 talks in the same […]

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Building Scalable Web Apps – LVL.UP KL – July 2014

So the most recent LVL.UP KL meeting was about Internet Architecture (my speciality! yay) – and we had an amazing line-up of speakers – plus me. It wasn’t my most coherent talk, due to my wife just giving birth (7 weeks early..) – so I was pretty tired and did the slides at 5am – […]

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Yah I Got Hacked – Facebook & Hotmail – Don’t Save Passwords!

So almost a year ago I got hacked, hacked real bad in fact and I literally (almost) pooped my pants – it was scary watching your whole online life disappearing before your eyes. Ironic in a way as I spend my time securing other people’s sites and lives – but often forget about my own. […]

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A New Annoyance – Twitter Favourite Spam

I’ve noticed a lot of favourites on odd tweets lately, mostly my check-ins to beers from Untappd – then I started noticing some patterns. I get a whole flood of favourites on a single tweet, all of them have innocuous looking twitter handles (A name and a couple of letters, or two names) – mostly […]

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ASUS RT-AC68U Keeps Rebooting Or Restarting Itself – 3.0.0.4.374.4561

I just got a new fancy router, I went for the top of the line..because well I like gadgets and shiny things haha – maybe I’ll get a dual band wifi phone next? Not that it would make any difference really..as my Internet connection is only 10MB – but hey, why not right? After reading […]

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Facebook Like Box Button Flyout Getting Cut Off – Woothemes Canvas

I’ve had this problem with a few themes, most recently with Woothemes Canvas and the social sharing plugin Digg Digg. Having used Digg Digg many times, and never having had this problem before I was a little confused. I tried dozens of tweaks in the css to try and fix it, tried all the different […]

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Error Reading PID From File (0 Byte) With Monit After Service Crash

Sometimes services crash badly, in this case I was trying to stabilize an old server running nginx and PHP via Fast-cgi. It crashes quite often, so I set up monit on it – but I noticed monit has stopped doing it’s job due to the following batch of errors: Now the problem was, the PID […]

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