Technology Errors

dnsenum Returning Odd Characters After Installing Options Perl Modules On Backtrack 5

While working on an upcoming article for QD I ran into an issue with the dnsenum.pl Perl script. I followed the process of installing the optional Perl modules and when I went back to test dnsenum it would no longer return any IP addresses. Instead of dnsenum returning actual IP addresses it was returning odd characters. It turns out there is some form of conflict between dnsenum.pl and the Net::DNS Perl module. Below I describe the dnsenum issue in more detail and provide a work around by manually downgrading the Net::DNS Perl module by hand.

Technology Insights

Show Bluetooth Device MAC Address In Windows 7

While working on a project this weekend I needed a quick way to see a specific Bluetooth devices MAC address in Windows 7 because it was not displaying properly under the Windows Bluetooth Devices section. The easiest way that I located to display Bluetooth device MAC addresses in Windows 7 was by using an application called BluetoothView. Below I describe how to download BluetoothView, run BluetoothView, and obtain the a Bluetooth devices MAC address in Windows 7.

Information Security

Backtrack 4: Information Gathering: DNS: Dnsenum – Enumerate information on a domain and discover non-contiguous ip blocks

Dnsenum is a very robust script which was actually written by one of the Backtrack developers when Backtrack was still a Remote-Exploit Project. The author, Filip (barbsie) Waeytens is a Web Application penetration tester and has extensive experience on the topic of DNS and information gathering. Today we will look at some examples of using Dnsenum to passively gather information on a target.

Technology Insights

How to Update WordPress Blog URL

Below are a couple simple steps to update your WordPress blog’s URL. The below is valid if you are simply switching the URL using the same domain or if you are changing the WordPress domain all together. You will run into problems if you do not make sure to update each item.

  1. Update WordPress SiteURL: In the database table wp_options make sure to change siteurl to the new URL. This should be the first row in the wp_options table.
  2. Change Blog Address: Under “Settings” and then “General” change the “Blog Address” to the new URL.