Information Security

pdfid – Backtrack 5 – Forensics – PDF Forensics Tools – pdfid

The pdfid script in Backtrack Linux is a PDF forensics tool that will quickly provide you an overview of a PDF files potential threats and pdfid provides a way to disarm those threats. PDFid is written in Python and is located in /pentest/forensics/pdfid/. The current version of pdfid is 0.0.11 and was released April 28th, 2010. Below we describe the basic functionality of pdfid and also explain some of the PDF terminology that will help those not as familiar with a PDF files structure the ability to find value with the pdfid.py Python script.

Technology Insights

Add Google Analytics To ClientExec

I am a big fan of ClientExec as it is easy to install and very easy to use. Over the years it has always been easy to upgrade and the support is prompt. If you want to add Google Analytics to your ClientExec installation you simply need to add it in two locations if you are using the default template and if you are using a custom ClientExec template then you need to add it in one more location.

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WordPress Lightbox 2 Plugin Pop Up Falling Behind WordPress Theme Content

Typically I will use the WordPress Lightbox 2 plugin to provide a format for images within posts on a WordPress site. Basically this plugin provides an ajax window that images open in and you can scroll between the images with mini arrows to the left and the right side or you can close the image with a close button that appears at the bottom right of the image display. You can also change any of this appearance easily through the various CSS files included with four different default themes with Lightbox 2. While working on a WordPress site earlier tonight I ran into an issue where the lightbox 2 image pop up was falling behind the body content. The fix ended up being easy but it needed to be pointed out for others to fix quickly.

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Enable JavaScript In IE8, Enable Internet Explorer 8 JavaScript

A client of mine was trying to visit a web site they use for medical research in Internet Explorer 8 and was obtaining an error from the web site. The site noted that cookies and JavaScript must be enabled to use the site which according to the client were both enabled. Below are instructions on how to enable JavaScript in IE8 as well as how to verify that cookies are enabled in IE8 as well.

Technology Errors

Can’t Locate JavaScript/DataFormValidator.pm In @INC

The error detailed below is from the Apache error logs. The error displayed in the Apache error log after the first attempt to visit monarch.cgi for the first time. I had already installed the JavaScript::DataFormValidatorĀ Perl module but after initially installing the JavaScript::DataFormValidator Perl module I also installed Perl 5.10 in a different location than the Perl 5.8.8 that was already installed on the CentOS Linux server. Below I describe the error, how to install the JavaScript::DataFormValidator Perl module using the CPAN shell, and some minor modifications I made to the Monarch CGI scripts to use Perl 5.10 instead of Perl 5.8.8.