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Netgear WNR1000v3 backdoor/bug

by on May.24, 2014, under News, Techie

Friendly IT post for my techie friends:
If you have a Netgear WNR1000v3 (Firmware confirmed, maybe others?), please make sure you have Remote Access locked down or turned off. While in your router checking this please see if you have had your WAN changed (will be changed to DHCP by the bot) or your DNS set to something you don’t recognize ( and confirmed). If so change everything back to what it should be and start changing your passwords online. Looks like there is some kind of bug or backdoor that a bot is using to hack these routers. Might affect other models too, but so far I can not find any online posts about this. I have worked with 2 people and can confirm this seems to have started making rounds on Friday May 23rd.
If your have the above router and your ISP installed it, I would hope and assume they locked down Remote Access (like Action Communications does to protect their customers from these kind of hacks).

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Mozilla Firefox version archives

by on Apr.26, 2014, under Techie

If you are ever looking for an old version of Firefox for testing or loading to an older OS here is the link to all versions (old and new!):

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Windows 7 can’t Sleep

by on Apr.14, 2014, under Techie

Sleep not showing as an option in Windows 7?

Right-click ‘Comment Prompt’ and select ‘Run as administrator’

Use the command:

powercfg -energy

After which you can see the report by Opening “c:\windows\system32\energy-report.html” in a browser to see the results.

In my case it was a Device Driver called VgaSave, so if that is what is causing your issue see below:

First update the video driver

Next go into Device Manager and View -> show hidden devices
Scroll down and expand ‘Non-Plug And Play Drivers’ -> Uninstall VgaSave

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How to regenerate TLS/SSL keys after Heartbleed with CentOS

by on Apr.11, 2014, under Techie

Below are some How-To’s on regenerating TLS/SSL keys after patching your CentOS server to fix the Heartbleed OpenSSL issue.

Regenerate new SSH Server Keys:
SSH1 protocol:
ssh-keygen -q -f /etc/ssh/ssh_host_key -N '' -t rsa1
SSH2 protocol:
ssh-keygen -f /etc/ssh/ssh_host_rsa_key -N '' -t rsa
ssh-keygen -f /etc/ssh/ssh_host_dsa_key -N '' -t dsa

Generate/Regenerate new Exim SSL/TLS key:

  • First make sure your Exim is compiles with SSL/TLS support
  • Generate Keys (D-H key is optional; adjust .key and .cert names to match server config):
  • cd /etc
    openssl req -x509 -newkey rsa:2048 -keyout eximrsa.key -out eximrsa.cert -days 9999 -nodes
    openssl dhparam -out eximdeffie.key 1024

  • Edit the Exim config file and add the following lines (as needed):
  • tls_dhparam = /etc/eximdeffie.key
    tls_certificate = /etc/eximrsa.cert
    tls_privatekey = /etc/eximrsa.key
    tls_advertise_hosts = *

  • Restart Exim

Generate/Regenerate new PureFTP TLS key:
Figure out the current location of the PureFTP TLS keys and then run the following to generate new keys (adjust file names as needed):
openssl req -x509 -nodes -days 7300 -newkey rsa:2048 -keyout pure-ftpd.pem -out pure-ftpd.pem

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Migrating from Incredimail to Thunderbird

by on Apr.05, 2014, under Techie

Recently while helping a friend I have found that Incredimail is even more horrible than I had thought. You can export contacts to CSV file to then import into Thunderbird, but the way Incredimail stores e-mail doesn’t allow them to be exported into another e-mail client. Luckily I found out how to export the e-mails from Incredimail and then import them into Thunderbird.

What I learned has mostly come from mozillaZine via

The application you need to use to successfully export from the current Incredimail version is the ReynardWare IncrediMail Converter and to do this you will need to locate the location for the Attachments and Messages. The locations should be something like “C:\Documents and Settings\[Your Account Name]\Local Settings\Application Data\IM\Message Store\” or “C:\Users\[Your Account Name]\AppData\[Local or Roaming]\IM\Message Store\” and the Attachment folder should be in the same area.

Once they are all exported and you have the save location noted (should be similar to the location for Messages and Attachments) you will want to launch Thunderbird (download here) and install the ImportExportTools Add-on and then follow the directions about how to import those freshly exported (above) .eml files so they will always be listed in the Inbox, Sent, etc.

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