Monthly Archives: February 2007

Girlfriend Discovers a DoS Vulnerability in Gaim

It will probably be hard for you to believe, but my girlfriend discovered a DoS vulnerability in Gaim. No, don’t worry. She is not a computer geek (One in a relationship is certainly enough). The story of my girlfriend’s important … Continue reading

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Making a Flickr Killer With TurboGears – Part 2: A Flickr Clone in 37 Minutes Flat

This is the second installment of the lecture I gave at the Israeli Pythoneers Meeting. In case that you missed it, it is recommended that you read the first part of it. At this point, I closed OpenOffice Impress and … Continue reading

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How to Gain Root Access on SunOS (a 1-day exploit)

If you happen to find a Sun Solaris server with a telnet daemon running, it is very likely that you can get superuser access on it by just typing: $ telnet -l “-froot” server where server is the server name. … Continue reading

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Making a Flickr Killer With TurboGears – Part 1: Introduction To TurboGears

One month ago, I gave an introductory speech about TurboGears at the Israeli Pythoneers Meeting. The discussion consisted of two parts. The first part introduced TurboGears, and the second part included live coding of a Flickr clone. I hereby give … Continue reading

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Pumping Up Your Applications with Xapian Full-Text Search

What good is an application—not matter how much information it contains—if the inability to easily search it renders it useless? Xapian to the Rescue Xapian is an excellent open source (GPL) search engine library. It is written in C++ and … Continue reading

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