Posts Tagged “web”

I have been on vacation for the past few weeks and every country I go to, when I open my home page which is Google, it goes to the Google page of that particular country. I have found this to be really annoying. The browser I am using is Google Chrome however I experienced the same behavior in Firefox. I looked through all the options and setting but it seems that the language settings only cover the text of the actual browser and not the language settings of the pages in the browser. After a little searching I found a simple fix.

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Lately I have been working on a Ruby project that has a bunch of different branches that various developers are working on. One of the development servers has multiple virtual hosts and at certain points in the code release cycle the various virtual hosts could be completely split from the main branch of Ruby code either because of a bug fix, a specific feature, or any number of other reasons. The other night I needed to bring one of the virtual hosts to a near production release to test some features of a product that uses the web application to record data and when I attempted to “git pull” I received an error which is described in detail below along with what I ended up doing to resolve the problem.

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It seems like, recently, there have been a whole lot of Internet Explorer vulnerabilities in the wild and even more virus’s running rampant on the internet. After having removed quite a few this week I decided to do a short write up on a tool I use quite often when working with, and trying too analyze malware. The tool is called Sandboxie.

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This is going to be a little bit of a different style post then we usually do on Question-Defense.  I have been completely amazed lately at the amount of unsecured web interfaces on the Internet  and I figure another post cant hurt. I am assuming every one knows that when you buy a new piece of hardware you need to change the default user name and password.  “well of course I know that” most people would say. Well how about we do a little recon and see if that is really true.

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If you are a Linux geek like me you probably have a text file in your home directory with all your favorite command line ‘fu tricks. I thought I would share some of the ones I have collected over the years which can come in useful for remote servers where the only access you have is via ssh.

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