Tuesday, January 31

What's really behind a Steve Jobs Keynote

This is pretty funny

haha

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One button trackpad for Apple?

Here is the article that is wondering why Apple went with a one button trackpad instead of a two.

The Answer is simple, Steve Jobs wanted it that way. They have always had one button, and even if they did goto two buttons, it would probably function like the Mighty Mouse. It would look like one button, but depending on where your finger was pressing on the mouse, it would function as two. (And only if you had that functionality enabled). When I first moved to Apple, 3 years ago now, I found it annoying not to have a contextual click (right click for you Windowz users), but I quickly got over it and found out that life was actually easier not getting buried in contextual menus. Everything is accessable in a mac via the ONE click mouse (left click, or.. just Click). It just takes a minute to get used to.

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What's really behind a Steve Jobs Keynote

This is pretty funny

haha

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Intel processors to make Apple easier to exploit?

Lenny says no. I tend to agree, just because Apple switched to intel isn't going to make shellcode easier to code from processor to processor. It just the fact that the kernel is more secure, has a built in firewall... etc..

"One other argument for why it's easier to exploit x86 chips is the old CISC vs. RISC debate, but essentially in reverse. The notion is that it's easier to program CISC processors in assembly language, so it's easier to write exploit code. This has only the slightest suggestion of truth to it.

On top of being largely irrelevant, it's not even as true as it might seem. The PowerPC instruction set is famous for being the most complex of RISC instruction sets. It does have many RISC characteristics like regular instruction formats (all 32-bit), but it does many unRISCy things, like permitting misaligned data access."

Good point.

One button trackpad for Apple?

Here is the article that is wondering why Apple went with a one button trackpad instead of a two.

The Answer is simple, Steve Jobs wanted it that way. They have always had one button, and even if they did goto two buttons, it would probably function like the Mighty Mouse. It would look like one button, but depending on where your finger was pressing on the mouse, it would function as two. (And only if you had that functionality enabled). When I first moved to Apple, 3 years ago now, I found it annoying not to have a contextual click (right click for you Windowz users), but I quickly got over it and found out that life was actually easier not getting buried in contextual menus. Everything is accessable in a mac via the ONE click mouse (left click, or.. just Click). It just takes a minute to get used to.

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Monday, January 30

Fun with robots.txt

I cut off Robots.txt.

For those of you that don't know what I am talking about, every crawling bot in the world is supposed to adhear to a file in your directory called "robots.txt" which will allow you to tell all the indexers what to access, and what not to access.

I cut them all off. No Search engine may now index my website at all. Of course I'll get less hits. But it should be a good experiment to see just how much traffic to my website 500-600+ hits a day) is search engine generated traffic.

Fun with robots.txt

I cut off Robots.txt.

For those of you that don't know what I am talking about, every crawling bot in the world is supposed to adhear to a file in your directory called "robots.txt" which will allow you to tell all the indexers what to access, and what not to access.

I cut them all off. No Search engine may now index my website at all. Of course I'll get less hits. But it should be a good experiment to see just how much traffic to my website 500-600+ hits a day) is search engine generated traffic.

Friday, January 27

Snort - the de facto standard for intrusion detection/prevention

Snort - the de facto standard for intrusion detection/prevention

Lurene Grenier from our VRT team at Sourcefire does a great job of flushing this "Blackworm" Nymex virus thing down the toilet. Apparently this is the same worm that was released two years ago, and it still just as lame.

In case you haven't heard what I am talking about, all, I am talking about this worm right here (Click)

It's all over the news: Information Week Article and the analysis is running rampant.

I get an IM from my Director of Vulnerability Research, asking me if I can get a copy of the virus. To which, a 1/2 hour later I had a copy and emailed to him. Afterwards, he was working hard. Here is a VRT analysis.

Finally all the pcaps for the virus: Pcaps.

Enjoy.

Wednesday, January 25

Unknown Apple iTunes feature

I just discovered a new unknown Apple iTunes feature. For those of you that use the remote speaker feature through iTunes and your Airport Express.

(For those of you that know what I am talking about, the Airport Express has the capability to plug in a "Line-Out" feed so you can plug in your Airport Express into your stereo and remotely stream music from your Apple iTunes to your Airport Express. It's kind of a nifty feature.. anyway...)

The way you select where you want your music to play is a drop down menu at the bottom of iTunes that automatically appears when it detects that there is an Airport Express that you have access to.

Well a new feature that's on that drop down menu is called "Multiple Speakers..." So you can play your music on your laptop and remotely at the same time. Or two different Airport Expresses or whatever you want to do. I don't know the limit to how many you can connect to, but that's a pretty cool feature!

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Tuesday, January 24

Unknown Apple iTunes feature

I just discovered a new unknown Apple iTunes feature. For those of you that use the remote speaker feature through iTunes and your Airport Express.

(For those of you that know what I am talking about, the Airport Express has the capability to plug in a "Line-Out" feed so you can plug in your Airport Express into your stereo and remotely stream music from your Apple iTunes to your Airport Express. It's kind of a nifty feature.. anyway...)

The way you select where you want your music to play is a drop down menu at the bottom of iTunes that automatically appears when it detects that there is an Airport Express that you have access to.

Well a new feature that's on that drop down menu is called "Multiple Speakers..." So you can play your music on your laptop and remotely at the same time. Or two different Airport Expresses or whatever you want to do. I don't know the limit to how many you can connect to, but that's a pretty cool feature!

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Sunday, January 22

One Year

I've had this blog for a year now. What have I learned?

300-400+ people read this blog daily. Mostly in the morning EST. I guess everyone gets to work and starts up their daily RSS readers and there we go, I get a hit.

I've been slacking lately. I used to write on this thing all the time, it was rather interesting to do so, however, not as many people comment on what I write now, so it's not as fulfilling as I'd like. I would love people to comment.

What else have I learned?

The one main thing.. someone is reading what you have to say. Someone, out there, somewhere is interested in what you have you say. Plus. Lots of people Google my name. You sick people.

One Year

I've had this blog for a year now. What have I learned?

300-400+ people read this blog daily. Mostly in the morning EST. I guess everyone gets to work and starts up their daily RSS readers and there we go, I get a hit.

I've been slacking lately. I used to write on this thing all the time, it was rather interesting to do so, however, not as many people comment on what I write now, so it's not as fulfilling as I'd like. I would love people to comment.

What else have I learned?

The one main thing.. someone is reading what you have to say. Someone, out there, somewhere is interested in what you have you say. Plus. Lots of people Google my name. You sick people.

Friday, January 20

Interesting.

Don't know if this is right. But it is interesting.













You fit in with:
Agnosticism



Your ideals mostly resemble those of an Agnostic. You are fairly ambivalent towards any religion or spiritual connection. You lead a very busy life and find that religion and spirituality are unnecessary to your life.


0% scientific.
10% faith-oriented.















Take this quiz at QuizGalaxy.com

Funny Picture



Funny picture I found of a Shirt tag.

Interesting.

Don't know if this is right. But it is interesting.













You fit in with:
Agnosticism



Your ideals mostly resemble those of an Agnostic. You are fairly ambivalent towards any religion or spiritual connection. You lead a very busy life and find that religion and spirituality are unnecessary to your life.


0% scientific.
10% faith-oriented.















Take this quiz at QuizGalaxy.com

Microsoft Ships First Vista Security Patches



Microsoft Ships First Vista Security Patches

Not even out yet, (Windows Vista) and it already has security problems. I thought Vista was supposed to fix all of our problems?

WTF.

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Funny Picture



Funny picture I found of a Shirt tag.

Microsoft Ships First Vista Security Patches



Microsoft Ships First Vista Security Patches

Not even out yet, (Windows Vista) and it already has security problems. I thought Vista was supposed to fix all of our problems?

WTF.

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Thursday, January 19

Intel link will offer Apple Windows of opportunity : Mail & Guardian Online

Intel link will offer Apple Windows of opportunity : Mail & Guardian Online

All I want to know is, will Windows programs be easier to run in emulation on the Mac? I think it will, I think that programs will run faster through emulation (Unix -> Windows Emulation) than it was before.

what does that mean? that means that soon, people will be able to run windows programs on a mac natively. that'll be cool.

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Intel link will offer Apple Windows of opportunity : Mail & Guardian Online

Intel link will offer Apple Windows of opportunity : Mail & Guardian Online

All I want to know is, will Windows programs be easier to run in emulation on the Mac? I think it will, I think that programs will run faster through emulation (Unix -> Windows Emulation) than it was before.

what does that mean? that means that soon, people will be able to run windows programs on a mac natively. that'll be cool.

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webitpr - online press release distribution and monitoring

webitpr - online press release distribution and monitoring

Great for us! Sourcefire is in the "leaders" quadrant of Gartner's Magic Quadrant. Excellent!

Wednesday, January 18

The Funniest Email I have ever received.




This is an undoctored photo of a screenshot of my mail program on my desktop. This is an email I just got from Microsoft. That's just hilarious. Imagine: Microsoft telling us how to secure OUR programs.

Thank God I use a Mac. (Click on the image to make it bigger)

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The Funniest Email I have ever received.




This is an undoctored photo of a screenshot of my mail program on my desktop. This is an email I just got from Microsoft. That's just hilarious. Imagine: Microsoft telling us how to secure OUR programs.

Thank God I use a Mac. (Click on the image to make it bigger)

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