My little secret

Posted on December 8th, 2008

People often ask me how I know what I do about computers, and how I’ve managed to teach myself so much. For the most part, it’s just been years of tinkering, fiddling, and breaking every damn OS or piece of software I could get my hands on. However, the occasional how-to article or book never […]

The ol’ Switcheroo, DNS-style.

Posted on December 8th, 2008

Here we go again, another little tip for you all. This time it’s about correcting what is a very common exploit in the BIND DNS daemon. So first, a little backstory as to the idea behind the exploit. It’s based around the idea of DNS Cache Poisoning. What is DNS Cache Poisoning? Well, to put […]

Configuring OpenDNS

Posted on December 4th, 2008

Okay, so I promised a quick howto on OpenDNS, but some of you out there might still be asking yourselves “wtf is OpenDNS anyway??”. The answer is simple. OpenDNS is a global network of DNS Servers that anyone can connect to and use. Sounds like a really basic concept I know, but the beauty of […]