The <iFrame Web Site Attack

On 6 April 2008, this site, when it was on another hosting service, was attacked and an <iFrame tag appended to every php and html file on the site. The <iFrame tag pointed back to the following domains:

cdpuvbhfzz(dot)com
ccfelomvhk(dot)com

The attack was apparently perpetrated because two php.ini parameters were left that allow exploits:
allow_url_fopen = on
register_globals = on

These settings have now been changed to OFF.
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Media Servers for a PS3

PS3
The PS3 is probably the best, and reasonably priced, Blu-Ray player on the market. Now that the HD format wars are over, it was time to get a Blu-Ray player

All the Windows hype about the “Media Editions” of Windows was never very clear. Apparently the Media Edition contains the features necessary to serve various files to the other entertainment systems in the home. Music and video players can play files from your desktop harddrive via these servers. Now with a new PS3, Media Services is becoming more useful. It will be interesting to play photos and videos from a server. The PS3 only has a 40GB harddrive and the file management features of the PS3 are very primitive.
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Virtual Audio Cable 4 – woops, an unsigned driver

Vista requires signed drivers. I found out the hard way a few weeks ago when I installed a demo version of Corel Photo Album 6 that ignoring this error can be very troublesome. I have found out the hard way that you must uninstall any programs that install unsigned drivers before you reboot. Vista refuses to boot when there is an unsigned driver. Recovery requires that you boot with the recovery disk and then do a system repair. This is a very nasty and time consuming fix. You can use a System Recovery after the uninstall, but do not reboot before you attempt this.
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QVCS Unable to Checkout SUO files

I used QVCS a while ago and need source control again, so I’m a returning user.

I’ve got the latest trial [3.10.15], running on Vista x64, quad processor, 4GB memory and 500GB HD.

I created a simple project, no problems in creating the project. But when I check it out I get an error on SUO file.

I’m not sure if I need to source control this file or not, but that shouldn’t be a problem if I do, as far as I know.

UPDATE:
SUO files don’t need to be checked in. The problem appears to be that the SUO file is “hidden” in Windows. Problem solved.
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Alienware System Configuration

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EVGA NForce 680I SLI MB
CORE 2 QUAD EXTREME 2.66GHZ QX6700 8M Cache
4 GB Memory
EVGA NVIDIA GEFORCE 8800 GTX 768MB PCI-E
2 SeaGate 250GB HD, 8MB Cache, 7200 rpm in Raid 0 Array [System and Programs]
2 Western Digital 250GB HD, 16MB Cache, 7200 rpm in Raid 0 Array [Video]
NEC [OptiArc] DVD RW AD-7170A Dual Layer DVD burner
Sony DVD RW DW-D26A Dual Layer DVD Burner
ATECH 28 IN 1 MEDIA READER
Samsung 210T 21″ LCD Monitor 1600×1200 resolution
Logitech Comfort Wireless Keyboard / Mouse

Running Retail Windows Vista Ultimate x64 operating system

As delivered by Alienware the configuration was:

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1 | AREA-51 7500-R4

1 | FULL-TOWER BLACK CASE 2.0B
1 | EVGA NFORCE 680I SLI MB
1 | D- CORE 2 DUO EXTREME 2.66GHZ QX6700 8M
4 | PDP 1GB DDR2 LOW LATENCY PC-6400 AW96
2 | SEAGATE 250GB SATA 3G 7200RPM 8MB CACHE NCQ
1 | NEC 18X DUAL LAYER DVD±R/W RAM RECORDER
1 | ATECH 28 IN 1 MEDIA READER
1 | INTEGRATED HIGH-DEF AUDIO NVIDIA C55-MB
1 | EVGA NVIDIA GEFORCE 8800 GTX 768MB PCI-E
1 | VISTA ULTIMATE COA 32 BIT
1 | ALIENWARE DIGITAL DOWNLOAD STORE
1 | ALIENFX SOFTWARE VERSION 1.05
1 | POWERDVD 7 FOR VISTA 8CH
1 | NERO 7 R5.9 DL
1 | VISTA RESPWAN KIT
1 | SYMANTEC GHOST CORPORATE VERSION 8 (LICENSE)
1 | OWNER IDENTIFICATION CARD
1 | ELC TO MOTHERBOARD PWR/HD CABLE REV3
1 | ELC TO MOTHERBOARD USB CABLE REV3
1 | ALIENWARE MAIN BOARD RGB REV 4
1 | CONTROL ELC SW CARD
1 | AVC PENTIUM 4 DUAL CORE HSF Z9H741K001
1 | GX2 G80 DUAL SLOT CARD KEEPER
1 | 1 KILOWATT OEM ATX PSU
1 | 1 KILOWATT MOUNTING BRACKET AMTEK
1 | 1 KW POWER CORD
1 | 3.5? TO 5.25? EXTERNAL DEVICE ADAPTER
1 | ELC MAGENTA
1 | RAID 0 STRIPING 2 DRIVES
1 | 4-YR 24/7 WARRANTY
1 | ON-SITE WARRANTY
1 | PERIPHERALS
1 | BLACK BASIC OPTICAL MOUSE
1 | ALIENWARE MOUSE PAD
1 | VISTA RECOVERY DVD
1 | VISTA SUPPORT CD – AREA-51 7500 R4
1 | NERO 7 R5.9
1 | ALIENWARE DESKTOP BINDER VISTA
1 | STANDARD KEYBOARD BLACK

KDevelop project fails to build with CVS

SUSE 10.1, KDE 3.5.5, KDevelop 3.3.5, Cervisia 2.4.5

[RESOLVED 10 Nov 2006]
To build successfully after moving a project, use Build >> Clean Project, followed by Build >> Run Automake & Friends and Build >> Run Config.

I’m trying to learn to use source control with KDevelop. CVS seems the most popular and most stable. I looked briefly at SVN, but the GUI tool seems immature compared with Cervisia. But I can’t get CVS and KDevelop to play nicely together.
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