Check If Your cPanel/WHM Server Is Vulnerable Over SSL V2 or V3

Here is a quick script for you to check if your cPanel/WHM server is vulnerable. Execute the following as root. If you get ANY cipher output, your server can be considered vulnerable. Replace the XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX with your server’s IP Address. Run this in Terminal as root. If there is no output, your SSL versions are securely disabled.

for port in 21 443 465 993 995 2083 2087 2078 2096; do echo “Scanning $port”; for cipher in $(openssl ciphers -sslv3 ‘ALL:eNULL’ | sed -e ‘s/:/ /g’); do echo -n | openssl s_client -sslv3 -cipher “$cipher” -connect xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx:$port 2>&1 | grep -i “Cipher is”; done; done


DIY Mill/Lathe Cutting Fluid For Steel

Sick and tired of the high cost of cutting fluids? Are you a do it yourself kind of person? For the cost of some cheap motor oil, dish washing fluid and a little time, you can make huge amounts of lathe or mill cutting fluids for pennies. For about $3-$5, you can make about 4 gallons of steel cutting fluid! Professional cutting fluid can easily run $200 or more for the same volume. Why not buy yourself some new tools for the shop instead!?

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 qt. of motor oil
  • 3 cups of dish washing liquid
  • 4 gallons of water

INSTRUCTIONS:

  • Purchase the necessary products. Motor oil can be found at your local gas station and dish washing liquid at convenience stores and supermarkets.
  • Add the liquid soap to the water. Mix the soap into the water so that it is dissolved. The soap is the catalyst that will enable the oil and the water to mix; otherwise the different densities will make the oil float on top of the water.
  • Pour in the motor oil. Make sure that the water and the oil are mixed properly together with no separation. The water will act as a coolant in the cutting oil, while the oil acts as the lubricant, as the water is evaporated off by the heat generated in the cutting process.

TIPS & WARNINGS:

  • If a sticky residue is left on the cutting tool following use, then the cutting oil mix contains too much soap.
  • A great deal of heat is generated in the cutting process, so a fire extinguisher should be kept handy as a precaution against the oil catching fire in the cutting process. When using this cutting oil, cutting machines should be set to a slower speed.

Schedule Windows Server To Reboot

  1. Press WinKey+R > type taskschd.msc and press Enter (it will launch Task Scheduler)
  2. Left click from the right pane on the Task Scheduler Library > open Action from the top menu > New Folder… > name it MyTasks > click OK
  3. Left click on the MyTasks > choose Action from menu > Create Basic Task… (it will open task wizard)
  4. You can enter the Name , for example “Restart”, and press Next
  5. In Trigger section you can specify when you want to run your task, for example:
    • Select Daily , and press Next
    • Now you can specify the day, the hour and set to recur every day, after that press Next
  6. In Action section you can choose what you want to run, for example restart your system, to do this:
    • choose Start a program , and press Next
    • in the Program/script field type shutdown /r , and press Next
  7. And that’s all, you can press Finish

Russian LinkedIn Forgery Spam Emails

Another attempt by the Russians to spam people into buying Viagra. The email they send looks just like a LinkedIn invite and resources imagery from the linkedin.com website. The links all point to http://www.so-sourcing.com/wp-enter.php?TRACKINGTOKEN which is a Joomla traffic tracker site that handles redirects, and the user ends up on various garbage website that sell things from Viagra to hosting to downloadables. Will the Russians ever let go of the evil low-hanging fruit and seek legitimate employment… probably not. Too many uninformed Americans clicking on forged links and buying garbage products.

Russian-LinkedIn-Forgery-Spam-Email


How To Uninstall MySQL From Mac OS X

Uninstalling a MySQL database server from a Mac OS X computer can be done manually or with the command line. It’s always advised to make backups of your databases prior to making big changes, and perhaps copying your MySQL Config file, if it’s been modified. You will need to login with a “sudo” command, or at least when you issue the first sudo command request. You do not need to place “sudo” before every line, only the first line.

rm /usr/local/mysql
rm -rf /usr/local/mysql*
rm -rf /Library/StartupItems/MySQLCOM
rm -rf /Library/PreferencePanes/MySQL*
rm -rf ~/Library/PreferencePanes/MySQL*
rm -rf /Library/Receipts/mysql*
rm -rf /Library/Receipts/MySQL*
rm -rf /var/db/receipts/com.mysql.*


Killing Safari Cookies & Files – Build Your Own Mac App

As a developer, Safari presents some issues when trying to test logins and new content. Safari simply doesn’t like to let go of Cookies and History when you use the built-in buttons to do just that. Build a simple app on your target computer to do this for you quickly, so you can get back to your development and testing. Simply put, just use Apple Automator to create a simple Mac App to delete the necessary files to cleanse Safari Cookies, History and whatever else you are irritated by. This is a workflow that Quits Safari then moves the files I need to cleanse to the Trash and Empties The Trash. It then re-launches Safari so I can continue here I left off, with a blank screen. The caveat is that this will remove ALL cookies and history and whatever you add to the Get Specified Finder Items list!! Your bank logins and similar tracked authentication will disappear too and you will need to login again. This will not remove bookmarks or password program records, unless you specifically add those to the Finder list. Continue reading