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  • Happy 2006 - 2005 in security figures

    To all of my blog readers: a great 2006 with a bunch of superb product releases and development excitement. OMG, I hate those kind of posts :-). Anyway, below you'll find some Secunia figures about security bulletins in 2005. Enjoy!                       SQL...
    Posted to Weblog by bart on 04/01/2006
  • "19 Deadly Sins of Software Security" by Michael Howard, David LeBlanc, John Viega

    Looks a promising successor for the "Writing Secure Code 2nd Edition" which every serious developer should have on his/her bookshelf (after reading it of course :-)). More information on Amazon where I just ordered the book. This *really* was the last blog post before my (OOF) holidays. I'll be offline...
    Posted to Weblog by bart on 20/08/2005
  • SQL Server Demo - The eXtended Procedure Hell

    Preparing a little demo on SQL Server 2005 CLR showing the benifits of the CLR compared too the dangers of using extended procedures to extend the database's functionality. I decided to start Visual C++ 6.0 (:o), create a new project, choose the Extended Stored Procedure Wizard and call the project xpdemo...
    Posted to Weblog by bart on 24/07/2005
  • Unsecured WLANs in practice

    This evening my laptop offered me the option to connect to an unsecured WLAN with an unknown SSID in the living room. Pretty cool :o. Even cooler to get a valid IP address, have no MAC filtering, therefore allowing me to connect to the internet with just one click. Even more, the router admin pages are...
    Posted to Weblog by bart on 22/06/2005
  • Fighting spam on blogs - the sequel

    Recently, I received quite some spam from the same IP addresses, so I decided to fight back by extending the spam trigger on the SQL Server database in order to block comments from a list of IP addresses. Pretty simple to do and effective. Here's a quick code snippet: CREATE TRIGGER BlockBlackIPs ON...
    Posted to Weblog by bart on 04/03/2005
  • Fighting spam on my blog

    Recently, I've received a bunch of spam on my blog. Luckily I'm maintaining the database of my blog myself, so I can make any changes I want in order to get rid of all this nonsense information. I found a really nice way to do this is by using triggers as explained on http://netnerds.net/articles/285...
    Posted to Weblog by bart on 15/01/2005
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