Google as DoS Tool?

This is a technique that can be used to launch a denial of service attack against a website hosted on Amazon (or even elsewhere). The steps:
  • Gather a large number of URLs from the targeted website. Preferably big media files (jpg, pdf, etc)
  • Put these URLs in a Google feed, or just put them in a Google Spreadsheet
  • Put the feed into a Google service, or use the image(url) command in Google spreadsheet
  • Sit back and enjoy seeing Google launching a Slashdot-style denial of service attack against your target.

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Interesting :)

 

source: behind-the-enemy-lines.com


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Import Big SQL File Into MySQL with phpMyAdmin

If you have problem to import large SQL files into MySql using phpMyadmin, the official documentation offers a few solutions, but the easiest method to solve this problem is:

  • Find the config.inc.php file located in the phpMyadmin directory. If you have Wamp installed, it is probably located here:
C:\wamp\apps\phpmyadmin3.4.10.1\config.inc.php
  • Find the line with $cfg[‘UploadDir’] on it and update it to:
$cfg['UploadDir'] = 'upload';
  • Create a folder called ‘upload’ in the same folder where config.inc.php file, so now you have:
C:\wamp\apps\phpmyadmin3.4.10.1\upload\

Then copy the big sql file that you are trying to import into the new upload folder.

Now when you go to phpMyAdmin, at the import page you choose a drop down present that wasn’t there before – it contains all of the sql files in the upload directory that you have just created. You can now select your file, and start with the import.

Simple as that.

 

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Reset Forgotten MySql root Password Under Windows

If you forgot root password for your MySQL database server running under Microsoft Windows, there is still a way to access your database and even reset your password using the command prompt.

Follow next steps:

 

1. Stop your MySQL server completely. This can be done from Wamp(if you use it), or start “services.msc” using Run window, and stop the service there.

2. Open your MS-DOS command prompt using “cmd” inside the Run window. Then go to your MySQL bin folder, such as C:\MySQL\bin. Path is different if you use Wamp.

3. Execute the following command in the command prompt:

  mysqld.exe -u root --skip-grant-tables

4. Leave the current MS-DOS command prompt as it is, and open a new MS-DOS command prompt window.

5. Go to your MySQL bin folder again.

6. Enter “mysql” and press enter.

7. You should now have the MySQL command prompt working. Type “use mysql;” so that we switch to the “mysql” database.

8. Execute the following command to update the password:

UPDATE user SET Password = PASSWORD('your_new_passowrd') WHERE User = 'root';

However, you can now run almost any SQL command that you wish.

After you are finished close the first command prompt, and type “exit;” in the second command prompt.

 

You can now start the MySQL service. That’s it.

 


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SSH Replacement – Mosh

Mosh(mobile shell) is something new I found out last days.

Remote terminal application that allows roaming, supports intermittent connectivity, and provides intelligent local echo and line editing of user keystrokes.

Basically, Mosh is a replacement for SSH. It’s more robust and responsive, especially over Wi-Fi or long-distance links.

So, we are all aware of problem that most of network programs lose their connections after roaming.  Mosh solves this problem. It automatically roams as you move between Internet connections. Whether you use Wi-Fi on one spot, Ethernet in a other, and LTE on third place, you’ll stay logged in. That’s it.

With Mosh, you can put your laptop to sleep mode, and when you wake it up later, your conection will be intact. Pretty cool isn’t it?

 

 

For more information, visit Mosh homepage.


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Goals – Keep Them Secret or Share Them With The World?

You have probably heard about the “Law of attraction“. It says that we should talk about our intentions and goals, visualize them, and it’s more likely to make them happen.

But is it really like this? Take a look at this video where Derek Sivers gives different opinion…

 

 

 

Announcing your plans to others satisfies your self-identity just enough that you’re less motivated to do the hard work needed.

 

I have tried both strategies. For me, works this second.

When I tell to close people around me about my goals, usually I don’t get really big success about those goals.
On the other side, when I keep my goals secret, I am more motivated, and generally I make bigger success in achieving them.

 

What’s your experience with goals, which strategy works for you?

 

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Let The Game Begin


My first post won’t be anything special. What I want to say, is that this site will be some my place to write some of my ideas, about IT or anything else. I will not write regularly. I don’t have wish to become blogger or smth :) I will write when I feel like writing, about what I feel like writing…

Until month ago, I was actively blogging in Serbian, for one year. I will translate some posts from that blog(which is not online anymore) and post here.

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I hope you like my WordPress theme. If you want something similar, feel free to contact me, maybe we can make some deal.

That’s it for now… time’s up!

 


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