Category Archives: security
>Firefox 18.104.22.168 was released. No features added, just some security vulnerabilities fixed.
A solution for this could be to allow the security provider (typically the provider of the original software) to disable or reconfigure certain functionality in the target software.
Of course, this would require the software (such as an OS or application) to be configurable in such a manner, but a lot of applications these days already have thousands of configuration settings. Try about:config in Firefox, for instance.
Some system administrators might even choose to have such work-arounds applied automatically.
A security issue is found in Apple Quicktime, in combination with Firefox. Before doing anything else, Apple or Mozilla release a work-around patchset for Firefox that just disables the Quicktime plugin in Firefox.
>Quick tip: To use VNC through an SSH tunnel, make SSH bind to a local port while connecting it to a remote port. Then just connect your VNC master application to the local port.
Setting up an SSH tunnel goes as follows:
ssh -N -Llocalport:remoteip:remoteport intermediate_machine
For example, if you have a remote machine at 10.0.0.1 behind a server
some.domain.com you can connect to with SSH, do:
ssh -N -L5900:10.0.0.1:5900 some.domain.com
Press Ctrl-C to kill the tunnel.