Anthony Florendo | 24 Oct 07:22 2014
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Bitcoin hacker on Slashdot

Has anyone heard of JBluey?
There's an article running on Slashdot -- he stole some bitcoins daw.
The attack vector was simple -- but if this is true, he got quite a bit of $$$.

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andrelst | 16 Oct 09:13 2014
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Debian 7, 55MB of ram usage with X11.

My initial reasoning for doing this is so i don't have to do the ctrl-alt dance when clicking the console. And this, with vmware tools installed as modules (with gcc installed) and running 2 roxterm.

Compare this to TinyCore linux, which is hovering around 35MB of RAM usage. not too bad for Debian which is a full distro.

Click to enlarge.



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Aris Santillan | 13 Oct 09:23 2014
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Gentoo with desktop manager


Hi All,

Does anyone knows where can I download a prebuild Gentoo with desktop manager?  I really need asap for
testing an app.

- Aris -

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Drexx Laggui [personal] | 26 Sep 06:44 2014
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Fwd: SANS FLASH REPORT: The Shellshock vulnerability: What you should do now.

26Sep2014 (UTC +8)

I presume most of you have heard the news about Shellshock already.
Here are more actionable information about the issue.

Some are saying it's as big as a problem as Heartbleed, but my gut
feeling disagrees. I maybe wrong though.

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-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE-----
Hash: SHA1

SANS FLASH REPORT:  The Shellshock vulnerability: What you should do now.

September 25, 2014

Shellshock merits this FLASH report because it is so widespread and so
easy to exploit on systems like your firewalls and web servers and
other similarly important servers running LINUX.

Johannes Ullrich, Director of SANS Internet Storm Center just updated
a brief webcast to provide authoritative answers to the five questions
we are being asked:

1. How important is Shellshock (which specific types of systems can
actually be exploited now)?

2. What is the primary way that this vulnerability is being exploited?

3. What went wrong? Where did the vulnerability come from?

4. How can you find out which of your systems are vulnerable? and How
easy it is for attackers to find the vulnerable systems on your
network?

5. How can you protect yourself?

You can see the slides and listen to his briefing at:
https://isc.sans.edu/forums/diary/Webcast+Briefing+Bash+Code+Injection+Vulnerability/18709

Storm Center has also posted a FAQ which is being updated as new data is found:
https://isc.sans.edu/forums/diary/Update+on+CVE-2014-6271+Vulnerability+in+bash+shellshock+/18707

Alan Paller, Director of Research, SANS institute
[...]
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Drexx Laggui  -- CISA, CISSP, CFE Associate, ISO27001 LA, CCSI, CSA
http://www.laggui.com  ( Manila & California )
Computer forensics; Penetration testing; QMS & ISMS developers; K-Transfer
PGP fingerprint = 0117 15C5 F3B1 6564 59EA  6013 1308 9A66 41A2 3F9B
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Zak Elep | 19 Aug 13:47 2014
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Re: Linux Laptops

You'd make a good endorser for Dell lol

On Aug 19, 2014 7:44 PM, "Drexx Laggui [personal]" <drexxl-Re5JQEeQqe8AvxtiuMwx3w@public.gmane.org> wrote:
19Aug2014 (UTC +8)

I live a semi-rugged life. I sometimes drive to places where most
4x4's can't go. I even walk with a flimsy umbrella at the height of
super typhoons, most recent was Yolanda. I drive on ro-ro ships to get
to other PH islands. Thankfully, when I go to places where I can
expect to get shot at, I always manage to get out unscathed.

For the price, performance and battery life, I carefully chose the
Dell Latitude E6540. My first choice was the Latitude E6430 ATG, or
the Latitude 14 Rugged Extreme, but in my middle-aged years the screen
size is very important for my eyes. The E6540 is also more readily
available. To safeguard against the storms, I ttravel around with my
laptop in a Pelican 1495 case.

Everything just works in my E6540 on Ubuntu LTS. Can't ask for anything more.


On Tue, Aug 19, 2014 at 4:06 PM, Holden Hao <holdenhao-Re5JQEeQqe8AvxtiuMwx3w@public.gmane.org> wrote:
[...]
> So now I am considering a Dell.  I have an eye on the XPS 13 but it is quite
> pricey.  Performance is not really much of a consideration for me.  I want
> durability and long battery life more.  Other laptops I am considering are
> the:
>
> Sony Vaio Pro 13
> HP Probook
>
>> Anyway, I can go a max of 8 hours, according to the battery indicator
>> of my Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. Ubuntu's 14 LTS says it has better power
>> management, but I'm happy with my 12.04 LTS. Must admit however, I
>> have replaced the Seagate HDD with a Crucial MX550 SSD though, and
>> have disabled the AMD Radeon GPU too.
>
>
> The specifications above more than fulfil my needs.  Its good to know about
> this line from Dell.  I will read up more about them.
>
> Thanks.


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http://www.laggui.com  ( Manila & California )
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Holden Hao | 18 Aug 05:32 2014
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Linux Laptops

Folks,

My 3 year old Thinkpad X220 broke down last week.  I was using Arch Linux on the X220.  It worked well the past 3 years but I am frustrated that it did not last long as I expected.  I am considering on buying a new one.  I am interested to know what you guys use and how satisfied are you running Linux on it.

Anybody using Chromebooks for sysad/development in the Philippines?  Is it viable?

Thanks in advance for the replies.


Regards,



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Edwin Missiona | 9 Jul 05:50 2014

SQL Server Administrator

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Michael Tinsay | 9 Jul 02:44 2014
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Cross-stack LACP

Hello pluggers!

For the past year (give or take a couple of months), I've been using moosefs as an inexpensive SAN/NAS solution.  It provides some level of HA on the storage side.  Now I'm looking at complementing it with some measure of HA on the network side of the infrastructure.

I'm looking for info on what switches (brand + model) are in use out there that do cross-stack link aggregation/bonding.  I'd like to hear from those who are actually using such a setup.  We've been asking various resellers for a POC, but all of them say they can't because the neither they nor their distributor carry demo units.

TIA!


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Chris Delos Reyes | 26 Jun 08:44 2014
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Contact Request

Hi everyone, 

Anyone here who contracts installation of canopy posts for wireless equipment and antenna? 
We've got the wireless equipment but we don't have people to properly install the posts or poles (3" GI pipes
with guy lines)

Humbly,

Chris.delosreyes

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Michael Tinsay | 26 Jun 04:45 2014
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Squeezing the most out of KVM I/O performance


I have a server with Ubuntu 12.04 as host OS with a single RHEL4 KVM guest running.  At this point, I cannot upgrade that RHEL4 OS to any later version.  Since there is no virtio support in the guest's kernel, I'm stuck with IDE emulation.  And it is so sssslllloooowwww.

The guest machine is running MaxDB/SAPDB and executing CHECK DATA command which checks the entire database for data corruption.  The db's size is somewhere between 200GB and 250GB.  While it is running the data check in tty0, it is also running vmstat in tty1 and vmstat is showing a 1-minute (i.e. "vmstat 60") average of 75% iowait.

Simultaneously, I'm running vmstat also in the host OS, and it is only showing a 8%-10% iowait average.

Are there any particular tweaks I can do to improve upon the guest's iowait?  Bring it as close as possible to the host's.  I already have io=native set.


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Ariz Jacinto | 6 Jun 04:47 2014
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Revisiting PLUG

Today, I thought of saying Hi to this good old mailing list while I was cleaning my inbox, and also because I recognized some members of this list on security reports that reached my "other" inbox the other day.

So I looked into the threads as far as 2013 and I noticed that the topics are generally the same, just less bashing and fanboy-ism. Maybe it's just a sign that we're getting old or the majority simply moved on to OSX or just too busy working on their start-up ideas or their droid duties :-)

Ano na nga ba ang latest sa PLUG aside from having a G+ hangout that is organized using FB Events? ;-) Do you guys still organize tech meet-ups or conference? (in some areas, LUGs are still going strong e.g. http://linuxfestnorthwest.org/). I might be able to sponsor some projects too as long as it is something that interests me.



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