Monthly Archives: October 2015

Signing up to Microsoft Azure and avoiding the “Sorry, VOIP phone number is not allowed.” restriction.

I tried to sign up to Microsoft Azure today to test if it is suitable for the SignalR / WebSockets application I want to write. However – like any sensible IT related business started in the last 10 years – all … Continue reading

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Fishy junkware adwords scam adverts

These people have something to hide if they are doing this.. Regularly across the internet, if you don’t have an advert blocker, you see fake green “Download” buttons on websites with adsense / adwords adverts. Spot the advert – right … Continue reading

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Amazon customer services tools can leak customer e-mail addresses.

So.. imagine my surprise when I looked at the referrers to my website. https://cscentral-eu.amazon.com/gp/stores/www.amazon.co.uk /gp/communications/issue-manager/ref=csc_ho_communica_issuemanager _1/278-9724503-5873838?commType=Email&customerEmailAddress= redREDACTEDsteve%40hotmail.com&initialCommId=A2QVLXSTW05AJG &isCommLaunch=1&marketplaceID=3 &searchByContactID=1&usecaseSessionID=3186078922 Say what?! I’ve redacted part of the address but the referrer stats show the full customer contact e-mail address. This is … Continue reading

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Pin Outs for unlocking the ECI BT Openreach modem

This won’t mean much to anyone but it is for my own reference so I can come back to this post in the future if I need the pins that I had used. Please feel free to ignore this post. … Continue reading

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Changing from Squid2 to Squid3 inline / transparent / interception and NAT/dNat on separate boxes

If you are used to doing http inline caching or filtering with Squid2 on a different machine to your router and previously used DNAT in iptables then you are in for a shock when you try to move your stuff … Continue reading

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CEO Wire Transfer Fraud ceoaccounts@email.com

Update 13th May 2016: These people are still operating but are now using “ceomail.mail@yandex.com” and were phishing for “What is our limit on same day transfers?” And attempted to request a transfer of ~10,000 GBP to the following: G Tarasiewicz … Continue reading

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Center Parcs Longleat Broadband / Wi-Fi Distribution (Upgrade?)

This is the second time I have visited Longleat Center Parcs during 2015 (having never visited before). I dreaded visiting the first time but it was wonderful (but costly). I am happy to have returned again and enjoyed discovering and … Continue reading

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Squid3, Cygwin, diladele, external acl helper programs and .net

Recently I had the need to try and interface a .net program with Squid 3.5+. The idea is pretty simple.. Squid is configured to have an external_acl_type sending %URI to a .exe program. Upon web browsing Squid passes, for example, … Continue reading

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