you have been hacked: zend_ion_index.php, wp_admin.php and inndex.php

From time to time, operating internet services can be quite demanding, especially when things don’t run the way they should. A perfect example for this is what happened yesterday. We were notified by an automated watchdog service that one of the systems we are operating on behalf of our customers had been compromized by some Continue Reading →

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Canon + Scanning: stoneage stupidity

After my good approx. 6 years old Samsung CLP-550 printer refused to cooperate with me (mechanical troubles), I decided that it was time to buy a new printer.Now that semi-professional multifunction printers become more and more affordable, I decided to go hunting for such a device and eventually got myself a Canon i-SENSYS MF8330cdn multi-function color Continue Reading →

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why fedora rules: they provide the best explanations for updates

Well, I occasionally read the details of updates for packages installed on my fedora 16 box and from time to time they can be quite entertaining. Yet, the update information given to the users for the latest ql2500-firmware package is just too unique to remain hidden within the depths of fedoras update manager. So, here Continue Reading →

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“BSD vs. Linux” or “what to do when your favourite Linux distro falls appart”

I am quite frustrated about the things that have been going on around Mandriva in those last weeks and days. After Mandriva fired most of its’ active and vital developers, a major part of the Mandriva community has decided to fork the distribution and restart under the new name “Mageia” [1]. Originally coming from a Continue Reading →

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oracle: unexpire and unlock accounts

Some of our customers’ applications are built around Oracle, so we have to fight the beast from time to time. Unfortunately, some of the surprizes the beast has to offer are quite random and rare, and due to this we tend to simply forget how we fixed and/or circumvented the issues previously. As usual, google Continue Reading →

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