Why you should always know your email address

Mis-addressed emails is a common occurrence, particularly with one of my first accounts. On any given day I receive two or three emails intended for someone else. Most commonly, I receive welcome emails from mailing lists. But once in a while I get something more interesting. This one, at first glance, seemed like all the… Continue Reading Why you should always know your email address

Using google to track phishing attacks

I received a message from (not) my bank “Bank of America” about some recent account activity in (not) my account. The link leads here: http://nycompsonline.com/_vti_logs/_vti_logs/onlineest/onlineest/bankofamerica/onlinebankingsitekey/ which lead me to this search, which reveals all sites compromised by this toolkit: http://www.google.ca/search?q=%22Please+complete+all+of+the+information%22+%22(it+is+the+last+3+or+4+digits+AFTER+the+credit+card+number+in+the+signature+area+of+the+card+)%22&hl=en&client=firefox-a&rls=org.mozilla:en-GB:official&hs=i43&filter=0

Telnet to https

This nifty little trick allows you to manually enter http requests over https: openssl s_client -connect www.pcfinancial.ca:443 -state This command takes place of telnet “www.google.ca 80” in that openssl negotiates all the key junk for you, and allow you to hack test https webservers.

Bubbly Water

While I was in Germany, I began to enjoy water with bubbles in it (“Soda Water”). In my previous trips to Europe, I hated the stuff, but this time it really grew on me. Before my course started, I was invited out with a really nice German family from Munich. In their house, they had… Continue Reading Bubbly Water

GPS Logging

GPS Logging of my Germany trip is complete (enough). Version 1 is available at: http://www.muzik.ca/gpsdata/parse.php The XML files were logged by the Sunset GPS Tracker (mentioned previously) running on my Windows Mobile (yuck!…well actually it works quite well) and a Hollux GPSlim bluetooth receiver. While in Germany, I had the receiver on my person very… Continue Reading GPS Logging