Sunday, April 29, 2007

Snort_inline on Debian


If you happened to install snort_inline on Debian and it didn't work, what you've to do:

a) Deinstall libdnet-dev using apt-get
b) Install libdnet from http://libdnet.sourceforge.net

click here for notes from victor

Snort_inline as far as I go through does not have much people try to document the howtos. However I found one from Linux Gazette:

Link1
Link2

Thursday, April 26, 2007

The Number 23


I just watched "The Number 23" starred by Jim Carrey last nite at GSC Quensbay. It was a suspense and good movie at least for me.

And surprisingly when I checked al-Quran, the Muslim Holy Book- the verse 23:23 and 23:32 meanings are also alike.

Do "23" has its own mystery? Or it just a fiction created by men?

*picture taken from www.canmag.com

Monday, April 23, 2007

Let Debian Rules Your Way

Just had meetup @ Starbucks One Utama last nite. 6 people showed up:Irwan, Joey, Me, Syirman, Shakir and Fadli.



I suggested this place since it was the place which we had the same meetup last time. Except this year we brought our own laptop for purpose(?). I only had my own Coffee@RM10 and had my dinner at some other mamak stall afterwards.

I knew one mamak restaurant which had wifi access in Penang(Istimewa). But unsure how to get one in KL

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Swisscash Mania

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Ustaz Zaharuddin yang proaktif menulis dalam menelanjangkan sistem pelaburan berasaskan Internet seperti Swisscash dan konco-konconya telah berjaya menghuraikan kepincangan sistem pelaburan yang meragukan ini.

Memetik tulisan beliau...

Sebagaimana yang disebut oleh Allah SWT bahawa individu yang telah makan duit haram riba nescaya akan hilang berkat dalam kehidupannya oleh Allah SWT sebagaimana dinyatakan di dalam surah al-Baqarah ayat 278. Imam Ibn Hajar al-Haithami telah menerangkan kesannya sebagai "Bentuk-bentuk kehilangan berkat harta orang terlibat dengan riba adalah dengan mudah hilang atau habisnya harta tersebut dari pemiliknya kepada pelbagai bentuk yang tidak berfaedah dan membawa dosa, sehinggalah ia akan merasa amat miskin dan faqir (walaupun ia mempunyai wang yang banyak), selain itu, harta tadi akan menjadi sebab ringannya pemilik untuk melakukan maksiat, kefasikan, dan menghinakan diri di sisi Allah SWT, lalu hilanglah sifat amanah, cenderung kepada rasuah, penipuan, dan tamak haloba, kaki fitnah dan lain-lain. Ia juga bakal di timpa ujian harta yang banyak, seperti di rompak, curi, khianat, dan doa orang yang terkena zalim darinya juga lebih maqbul (Az-Zawajir ‘an ‘iqtiraf al-Kabair, Ibn Hajar al-Haithami, Dar al-Ma'rifat, Beirut, 1982 , 1/224).

Sewajarnya kita perlu muhasabah/recall balik, dari mana wang yang mengalir ke dalam tubuh badan kita itu berasal?

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Audacity

Last nite I recorded an audio stream which using my internal stereo mixer by using Audacity.
The learning curve is low, so basically I just have to get used with the simple GUI within minutes.

Recording is a thing, then I've to encode by using LAME. It was not embedded in the Audacity by default. Lame does provide options to convert into Mp3,Ogg or Flac format.


Sunday, April 15, 2007

Work Revisited

Finally I finished my coursework exam (Cryptography). So basically I'll concentrate directly towards my Research Project. Counting days.. I should report my duty at July 2007. So it means I've one month plus since my project viva should be in June.

Well, I've to buy few hardware - extra laptop RAM, new HDD,new CD/DVD combo (this is the most important since I want to get Debian/Ubuntu installed on top my experimental machine)

Ok. That's it. Just to get my blog keep updated.

Sunday, April 08, 2007

Thursday, April 05, 2007

The Unbeatable Masterseek-tell the world about your business!

Advertise now or you regret later! Masterseek is relatively young but begins to beat its senior competitors. Launched since 2006, Masterseek's works focusing on:

  • Good Keywords
  • Additional listing of your products
By just spending $199 for 12 months you'll get the ultimate and unbeatable search for you business.

Advertise your communication and media like this . Or your computer and software like this

And not only that, if you running Information Technology based business, advertise your business like this !

Register your business and it'll up in 48 hours period!

Grab this chance fast while it last!

Using Nepenthes

Hi, this manual is just covering the basic stuffs. Basically Nepenthes will catch malware faster if you put it in a place where the network is unfiltered.
Few things needed:
  • nepenthes
  • clam-av (so that you can scan the binaries)
  • hexeditor or khexeditor for KDE (if you want to go through the ASCII content)
  • and if "strings" command suit you, it'll give you easier read.

This snippet of output was taken from chatbox with snip3r (hehe)

$clamscan /var/lib/nepenthes/binaries/
/var/lib/nepenthes/binaries/malware_host_arp.pcap: OK
/var/lib/nepenthes/binaries/5b969ead104bf6afd187c4aad480ac45: OK
/var/lib/nepenthes/binaries/a9827363248ccc412911b1719d18183a: OK
/var/lib/nepenthes/binaries/94ee7b1bfa628bd990c5cbd522f3cf84: Trojan.Vanbot-41 FOUND
/var/lib/nepenthes/binaries/f948757c0ba0d2cd663f1e3988eb8787: Trojan.Mybot-7872 FOUND
/var/lib/nepenthes/binaries/7097c55ee0535457025dd158bb1988bb: Worm.Blaster.B FOUND


Well, in the " /var/lib/nepenthes/ " , it contains TWO other folders which are "hexdumps" (which in the SVN version is considered obsolete) and "binaries"
MS Open XML and ODF compliance stuff

I was having problem to open up .docx file which I got from a friend.
After asked@MyOSS mailing list, I google'ed around and I got this OOo plugin and Ms-Office 2007's plugin as well.

Open Office plugin, click here
Office 2007's plugin, click here

The idea of using Novell's Open Office really made me freak out as I looked to the file size (400++ MB)

Anyway, why don't you give it a try?

Click here



Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Pantun

Pantun is considered as a rhythmic words that works like English Poem. I believe I want to see more words playing art for instance Haiku [Japan].

Pantun being used to convey messages in satirical way. These messages can be friendship, love, patriotic and others. For you (the non Malaysian reader) information, there are also competitions held to evaluate the competencies of the participants.

Pantun can be written as follows:

anak buluh betung menunggu
tunggu bunian balik ke taman
kalau sengaja menahan rindu
nasik sejemput tak lalu makan

The first two rows (bolded) is "pembayang" which usually derived from unrelated sentence which have similar ending with another two rows.

Here, we can see the words "menunggu" at 1st rows has the same end character which is "u" with the 3rd rows "rindu" . Same goes with 2nd row, "taman" has "n" as the end character with the 4th row, "makan"

The length of rows can be at the 2 power of n, i.e 4,6,10 .. . Usually mostly used pantun is 4 rows pantun.

Selamat berpantun!

:)

Sunday, April 01, 2007

Google TiSP-April Fool?

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Google TiSP (BETA) is a fully functional, end-to-end system that provides in-home wireless access by connecting your commode-based TiSP wireless router to one of thousands of TiSP Access Nodes via fiber-optic cable strung through your local municipal sewage lines.
Installing TiSP

Installing a typical home TiSP system is a quick, easy and largely sanitary process -- provided you follow these step-by-step instructions very, very carefully.

#1 Remove the spindle of fiber-optic cable from your TiSP installation kit.

#2 Attach the sinker to the loose end of the cable, take one safe step backward and drop this weighted end into your toilet.

#3 Grasp both ends of the spindle firmly while a friend or loved one flushes, thus activating the patented GFlush™ system, which sends the weighted cable surfing through the plumbing system to one of the thousands of TiSP Access Nodes.

#4 When the GFlush is complete, the spindle will (or at least should) have largely unraveled, exposing a connector at the remaining end. Detach the cable from the spindle, taking care not to allow the cable to slip into the toilet.

#5 Plug the fiber-optic cable into your TiSP wireless router, which has a specially designed counterweight to withstand the centripetal force of flushing.

#6 Insert the TiSP installation CD and run the setup utility to install the Google Toolbar (required) and the rest of the TiSP software, which will automatically configure your computer's network settings.

#7 Within sixty minutes -- assuming proper data flow -- the other end of your fiber-optic cable should have reached the nearest TiSP Access Node, where our Plumbing Hardware Dispatchers (PHDs) will remove the sinker and plug the line into our global data networking system.

#8 Congratulations, you're online! (Please wash your hands before surfing.)

Note: If you have any difficulty installing, operating or simply living with TiSP, we suggest joining the TiSP Help Group.

Advanced TiSP Options

Professional Installation Service
You can also choose to request our professional installation service, which dispatches an army of factory-trained, sub-contracted nanobots from the TiSP Access Node. The nanobots travel with exhilarating nano-speed through the sewer system and into your home to perform the installation service, which should be complete within 15 minutes. Note: For your own physical safety and emotional well-being and in consideration of the nanobots' working conditions, please make absolutely certain that your toilet is unoccupied at the scheduled appointment time.

In-Commode Package Delivery
With professional installation service, you can also have your Google Checkout purchases delivered directly through the sewage network into your bathroom. Each package comes pre-sealed in a watertight and nanobot-resistant bag made of biodegradable corn-based plastic. For a limited time, TiSP subscribers who sign up for a Checkout account will receive free bathroom delivery on their first ten Checkout purchases.

TiSP for Enterprise
We're actively developing a higher-performance version of TiSP specifically tailored to small and medium-sized businesses, including 24-hour, on-site technical support in the event of backup problems, brownouts and data wipes.

Hypocrisy

It is so easy
to be politically correct
and adored.

It is so easy
to say the right things
so no one gets bored.

But the mind plays tricks
when it comes to
passion and lust.

The mind plays tricks
when greed and avarice
overcomes trust.

We cannot be
completely honest
for it is not a must.

What we must do
is be honest with ourselves
for who else can we trust?

Multitasking is required
in our hectic lives.

Separating work from home
like worker bees in hives.

When we separate
good from bad, exchange
morality for sad.

We are but a sham,
a hapless ham,
and have been had.

Might as well admit,
what no oath will get.
We are a hypocrite.

taken from here