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24Mar/100

Google Wins European Trademark Victory

A European court ruled this week that allowing Google advertising customers to use the names of other companies as search keywords does not represent a trademark violation.

Google has not infringed on trademarks by allowing these keywords, and Google's AdWords program is protected by a European law governing Internet hosting services, according to a Tuesday decision from the European Court of Justice.

Read more directly from source.

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24Mar/100

Apache HTTP Server + PHP 5 + MySQL Installation in FreeBSD

1. Install Apache HTTP Server
Go to apache22 port:
# cd /usr/ports/www/apache22
and type:
# make config

Now you can choose the options from the menu.
# make install clean

To enable apache on boot, add the following line to /etc/rc.conf
apache22_enable="YES"

To start apache http server, type
# /usr/local/etc/rc.d/apache22 start

2. Install PHP 5
Go to php port:
# cd /usr/ports/lang/php5
and type:

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18Mar/100

Quotes of the month: The Funniest and Geekiest Quotes [ March ]

"There are 10 types of people in the world: those who understand binary, and those who don't."

"Programming today is a race between software engineers striving to build bigger and better idiot-proof programs, and the Universe trying to produce bigger and better idiots. So far, the Universe is winning."

"A couple, two software engineers, just had a baby. The husband asked his wife, is it 'boy' || 'girl'? To which his wife replied, true"

"I would love to change the world, but they won’t give me the source code."

"My software never has bugs. It just develops random features."

"Passwords are like underwear. You shouldn’t leave them out where people can see them. You should change them regularly. And you shouldn’t loan them out to strangers."

"You know it’s love when you memorize her IP number to skip DNS overhead."

"Hacking is like sex. You get in, you get out, and hope that you didn’t leave something that can be traced back to you."

"No, we don’t solve math problems during our free time… we make them!"

"I don’t love numbers… but they love me."

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16Mar/100

Blazing fast password recovery with new ATI cards

ElcomSoft accelerates the recovery of Wi-Fi passwords and password-protected iPhone and iPod backups by using ATI video cards. The support of ATI Radeon 5000 series video accelerators allows ElcomSoft to perform password recovery up to 20 times faster compared to Intel top of the line quad-core CPUs, and up to two times faster compared to enterprise-level NVIDIA Tesla solutions.

ATI Radeon 5000

ATI Radeon 5000

The support of massively parallel computing available in the newest ATI video accelerators such as ATI Radeon HD5970 allows ElcomSoft to achieve password recovery speeds exceeding of high-end CPUs and competing NVIDIA boards, including NVIDIA Tesla systems.

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15Mar/100

How To extract a single file from an archive

To extract a single file from an archive, do the following:
# tar zxf archfile.tgz –include=”filetoextract”

You can use patterns as well:
# tar zxf archfile.tgz –include=”filetoextract*”

‘filetoextract’ should contain the full path.

To check file’s full path, do the following:

# tar tf archfile.tgz

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4Mar/100

Researchers Find Way To Zap RSA Algorithm

Three University of Michigan computer scientists say they have found a way to exploit a weakness in RSA security technology used to protect everything from media players to smartphones and e-commerce servers. Read more via networkworld.com.

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4Mar/100

N. Korea develops own OS

North Korea's self-developed software operating system named the "Red Star" was brought to light for the first time by a Russian satellite broadcaster yesterday.

North Korea's top IT experts began developing the Red Star in 2006, but its composition and operation mechanisms were unknown until the internet version of the Russia Today-TV featured the system, citing the blog of a Russian student who goes to the Kim Il-sung University in Pyongyan.

read more via koreaherald.co.kr.

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3Mar/100

MySQL Server Installation in FreeBSD using ports

This guide describes how to install MySQL, a very popular relational database, in FreeBSD.

Please make sure the ports collection is up to date. If not, run the following command:
# portsnap fetch update

Then navigate to the ports folder for MySQL:
# cd /usr/ports/databases/mysql51-server
and run:
# make install clean
This command will download required files from the internet and will install MySQL server.

Once the install is finished, we install the database
# mysql_install_db --user=mysql
and we set up the directory permissions
# chown -R mysql /var/db/mysql/
# chgrp -R mysql /var/db/mysql/

Make sure MySQL server start automatically whenever FreeBSD comes up after reboot.
FreeBSD provide this facility via system configuration information. This file lists which services should be started up at system initial boot time.
The file contains the global system configuration information referenced by the start up scripts and is stored in /etc/rc.conf.

Configure FreeBSD to start MySQL at start up
Open /etc/rc.conf file using a text editor ( I use vi but you can use your preferred editor )
# vi /etc/rc.conf
and append following line which will enable MySQL server automatically after each reboot:
mysql_enable="YES"
Save file and exit to shell prompt.

Starting MySQL server
To Start MySQL server under FreeBSD type following command (use script):
# /usr/local/etc/rc.d/mysql-server.sh start

Note: This will work only if you have mysql_enable="YES" in rc.conf. If you don't, use the following command:
# /usr/local/etc/rc.d/mysql-server.sh forcestart

MySQL Password
By default, MySQL super user account has no password. So it’s important to assign the administrator account password. To change the root password, enter the following command:
mysqladmin -u root password newpass

Replace newpass with your own desired password.

Optionally, copy either my-huge.cnf, my-large.cnf, my-medim.cnf or my-small.cnf  (depending on the usage and utilization of your MySQL server) as my.cnf to /etc/ or /var/db/mysql which will enable you to tweak and change the configuration of server-specific MySQL server options by editing the file.

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