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BIGINT Overflow Error Based SQL Injection

In MySQL 5.5+ you can abuse a new feature with BIGINT values. This involves a problem called integer rollover and your ability to run arbitrary SQL. The problem of integer rollover Integer rollover happens when a number is too big or small and is made bigger/smaller. In the case where the number is the highest

Choose an open source licence

I was trying to find an open source licence that would fit my purpose for my Trend Analyser project. After some googling I found a wonderful website “Choose a Licence” This showed specifically what each main licence does and gave templates to use. It made it easier than reading through and trying to understand all

Using Nvidia Optimus on Fedora

If your computer is recent and has an i3/i5/i7 intel core and a Nvidia graphics card it likely uses Optimus technology. This smart piece of software turns off the power-hungry Nvidia graphics card and runs most programs on the integrated intel graphics chip. In laptops this can save a lot of power. However this solution

XFCE Application Menu Icons Missing

After i installed Fedora 18 XFCE i found that it by default doesnt show the icons on the application menu. I normally navigate it by checking the images and not reading the words, so this inconvenienced me. On checking the properties I found that “Show icons in menu” was checked but it did not seem to

Raspberry Pi!

During Christmas I got a raspberry pi and I have been waiting to start playing around with it for ages. Finally I decided to order the remaining pieces for it such as the power cable and SD card. Since I didn’t have a HDMI TV around I decided to plug it into the router and

20 year old French hacker is arrested after stealing 500k euros and infecting 17k smartphones

A 20-year-old hacker has been recently arrested in Amiens, France after allegedly stealing 500k euros from unwitting victims. The hack worked by downloading and modifying android applications with a trojan which would call premium rate numbers in exchange for SMS codes  for playing online lotteries. Central Office for the Fight against Crime Linked to Information

A WordPress Site?

I eventually decided that i would start a blog that would document various things I do, if not for everyone, but myself. Numerous times over the past year I have felt I wanted to write long posts about certain topics that I meet, but haven’t had a medium to do so. The search for a