Is your web server secure?

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Well, no one can tell for sure. But if you don’t want to have the most obvious security holes in your configuration, Nikto may be one of your friends. Once you have it installed (check out your Linux distro repository for details), it can be easily started via

nikto -h <your.host>

or sometimes

perl nikto.pl -h <your.host>

There’s one issue with Apache that, from my knowledge, can only be solved partly. TRACE should not be allowed as an HTTP request method. Unfortunately it can’t be turned off. It is however possible to almost disable it. Put the following configuration lines inside your “virtual host” section:

RewriteEngine On 
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_METHOD} ^TRACE 
RewriteRule .* - [F] 

[tags]apache, security, trace, nikto[/tags]

Skype hacked – differently

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Skype has been hacked – and I’m not talking about the Intel conference call more parties, etc. stuff. I’m talking about a third party application calling a Skype client! The piece of software is coming from China – I’m wondering … Continued

A New Theme

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ruzee.com got a new theme. Hope you like it! Right now I’m thinking about putting my previous WordPress theme open source. [tags]ruzee.com, theme, wordpress[/tags]

Retrieving CSS styles via JavaScript

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Unobstrusive JavaScript is getting popular. Scripts are used to enrich a page’s look while the HTML source code remains pretty clean. Examples are jQuery, script.aculo.us, and of course RUZEE.Borders ;-). One important method is the retrieval of the current CSS … Continued

Opening Beer Bottles – In Denmark?

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Sometimes I feel kind of strange when browsing through the del.icio.us/popular feed… I mean, who on earth bookmarks a video that shows, how to open a beer bottle with another one? Well, as long as two other guys do extremely interrested when watching this magical trick, I guess others do as well…

So please, my sweet del.icio.us mob, bookmark something good and something the whole world doesn’t already know ;-). For example the Schwenkbier way (=swivelling beer; unfortunately I don’t have a video for that right now…), although Seb says 0,33 litres are way to less and Bit isn’t really suitable, either – well guess it’s up to anyone’s taste ;-).

[tags]del.icio.us, beer, bottle, opening[/tags]

Soccer=Football? Firefox=Footiefox!

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Some may call it Soccer Worldcup. Other may call it Football Worldcup. ‘Think the official name is FIFA Worldcup. And the official site is fifaworldcup.com which is actually hosted by Yahoo

But you shouldn’t really care about that. At least if you are using Firefox – in this case, the most important page is footiefox.com. It’s the coolest plugin for Firefox if you are soccer (slash football… ;-)) addicted.

It sits in the status bar and displays the score of the currently running game. On a right click, it will give you an overview of all the games that have been, are and will be – sorted by group and date. Something you find on the “official” pages only after trillions of clicks is now at your fingertips. Plus: this beast even shouts “GOOOAALLLL” whenever appropriate – really 😉 !

And once the worldcup is over, you won’t have to uninstall it. It supports all the major soccer/football leagues of the world.

But please take care: this plugin may not work with every 3rd party theme – At least I had problems with Noia 2.0

[tags]soccer, football, worldcup, firefox, plugin, footiefox[/tags]