Trojanized PuTTY Software

Putty is a very popular open source SSH/Telnet client which can be used to connect to other devices and machines, such as Linux plus also some firewalls and other networking devices. It runs on Windows and has an installed version plus also a portable client. Some hackers have decided to…

FreeNas 9.3 Released

FreeNAS is a free, open source NAS operating system which has many features (beyond being a Network Attached Storage Device). Based on the FreeBSD operating system, it’s a product which has been out for many years (since 2005 ish) I started using it in about 2008. iXSystems (the supporters of…

Monitoring Website Availability

There are various tools out there which can be used to monitor website availability. My favourite being the defacto standard – Nagios. Not only is it open source, it is very flexible and powerful. The only downside with Nagios is the config and Linux skills (I’m not scared of Linux…

Raspberry Pi A+ Released

I’m a big fan of the raspberry pi… It’s a very versitile device, pretty rock solid, compact and powered by any 5 volt power supply . And now become a bigger fan with the release of the A+. Swapping the SD card to a microSD card and more GPIO pins…

BASH Vulnerability – ShellShock

Last month I blogged about the newest vulnerability in BASH. This has an official name now “ShellShock” and looks to be exploited in the wild with the botnet Mayhem which is aimed towards Linux systems. Unfortunately it’s not just web servers which are vulnerable. There’s lots of devices out there…

Remote Vulnerability in BASH

There’s been a report of a new code injection attack in Linux, using environment variables. In order to test to see if your system is vulnerable, run the following code from SSH: env x='() { :;}; echo vulnerable' bash -c "echo this is a test" If your OK, you should…