Somebody got hacked by a complete fool without any sort of clue. What the attacker (i.e. script kiddie) tried to do (and how he failed) is actually quite funny IMHO.
E.g., after trying
rm -rf bash_history
(notice the missing dot in the filename) he wanted to be really sure and issued
Surely, his tracks are perfectly covered now. Nobody will ever know.
(via EDV - Ende Der Vernunft)
I'm way too tired to write something longer than a few lines right now, but before I go to bed, here's a quote by Sean McGrath which Made My Day™:
Emacs is like a laser guided missile. It only has to be slight mis-configured to ruin your whole day.
Yes, I use vim. Yes, I always put on my asbestos underwear at night.
(via the law of averages)
A few hours ago, Heise reported that the EU parliament rejected the software patents directive. A majority of 648 (out of a total of 680) members of parliament voted against the directive.
This may not be the end of the software patents debate, but I definately feel relieved now.
Hmm, Pizza ...
Two very handy scripts for your Debian boxes:
Both tools are very useful and can save your ass. Use them.