Xmgimage.com renamed to 72photos.com

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I just get to know XMGimage.com have changed to 72photos.com when i update my blog and upload some photo to XMGimage.com.

As our public beta is coming to an end (official release slated for January 14th, 2008) XMGImage.com has been renamed 72photos.com as of Monday, December 10th, 2007. 72photos remains a subsidary of XMG Networks, Inc. and has not been sold, aquired or merged. We intend this transition to be as smooth as possible and assure you that no account information has been altered or deleted. The list below details the changes that have taken place.

Source : 72photos.com | XMGimage.com

Firefox 3 beta 2

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Just updated my notebook Firefox  3.0 beta 2 as it will auto update it if you’re using the beta1. So far i really comfortable with the Firefox 3 as it does not make my system lag like version 2.

Released: December 18, 2007

Firefox 3 Beta 2 includes approximately 900 improvements over the previous beta, including fixes for stability, performance, memory usage, platform enhancements and user interface improvements. Many of these improvements were based on community feedback from the previous beta.

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Do Not Accept “albumXXXX.zip”, MSN variant worm

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This morning I get online and first message appear on my screen is from my cousin ask me to see her photo before she posted em to facebook. I feel a bit suspicious as why the file name so weird like “album7c59.zip” and the file size about 75kb only. Then i close the message just to ignore it and then few minutes later the message appear again ,confirm this is a worm.

So I inform my cousin and do a search in the new found out there is a number of MSN variant worm  around the net and manage to get the steps on how to removal the worm.

This is what typical worm message would be:-

This picture isnt you… right?
Wow i think i found your pic on myspace!
hah I think I found an old pic of us!
haha lets hope your parents dont see this picture of you 😀
hey did i ever show you this picture of me?
is it ok if I add this pic to my new slideshow?
can i up some of these pics of ya to my myspace profile?
you care if i put this pictuer of you in my new album?
sry about the messup i fixed the pic! Try it one more time pz
is this pic tooo sexy for photobucket??
wow I just dyed my hair… You will never believe the color it is now. lol And dont laugh
my crazy sister wants u to see these pics for some reason… take a look
OMFG!!!!!!!! 😀
wow! look at this old picture i found….
wanna see this pic of my Boobs?
Can i put this pic of you into my new myspace album?
Take a look at the new pics already! :p
I cant believe they wanted me to upload this picture to facebook lol. Its terrible. Like my outfit tho?
Lmfao hey im sending my new pictures! Check em out!
I’ve been editing some pics you should def see em loL! accept 🙂
Can you believe somone actually wears this size bra? I could use it for a Tent.
haha, this guy up my street just slammed his $90k car into a telephone pole! I got a pic of it with my cellphone
dude i just got these pictures off my digital for you! Gimme a moment to find em and send
Wanna see my pics before i send em to facebook?
do you think this picture is too kinky for Myspace?
OMG just accept please its only some pics!!
Hey accept my pictures, i got a bunch from when i was like a toddler :X
I think this picture is terrible. but my friends on myspace want to see it. please dont show noone.
Hey just finished new myspace album! 🙂 theres a few kinky ones in there!
OMG, i found ur pic on cuteornot.com! Check it out!!!
Have you seen me Naked Yet 😀
ok, I DO NOT like my new hair color.. but people on facebook do. what do you think? And no laughing! lol
hey you got a myspace album? anyways heres my new myspace album 🙂 accept k?
do I look dumb in this picture? I want to put it on myspace.
hey man accept my pics. 🙁 i just edited it to look maad funny..
Dude i found your picture on hotornot.com! Take a look!

Source : C.I.S.R.TLiewCF

Sendmail listen on port 587

Due to our country new policy of blocking all dynamic IP broadband  user from being spammer where they have blocked port 25 and force to used the broadband  provider smtp to send all the email out. It also affect those SOHO office that host their email in third party hosting and most of the provider have change to different port to cater this problem.

Here I’ll show you on how to set sendmail to listen on port other then 25 or using the MSA port 587.  This how-to based on “Centos 5.0”

Requirement

sendmail-cf-8.13.8-2.el5
sendmail-8.13.8-2.el5

1. Make sure you have the 2 packages installed on your Linux machine. It can be any version as all the setting is done through the .mc files. To check if the packages is install by issuing this command:-

 # rpm -qa | grep sendmail

2.  Go to the “/etc/mail” folder and edit the sendmail.mc file.

# cd /etc/mail
# vi sendmail.mc

After edit the “sendmail.mc” file, look for the following lines:-

dnl DAEMON_OPTIONS(`Port=submission, Name=MSA, M=Ea’)dnl

to activate this option, remove the word “dnl” infront of the statement like:-

DAEMON_OPTIONS(`Port=submission, Name=MSA, M=Ea’)dnl

Save the file.

3. Backup your sendmail.cf configuration file first before you make the new sendmail.cf file.

# cp /etc/mail/sendmail.cf /etc/mail/sendmail.cf.<date>

then you can run the following command to create the new sendmail.cf file

# make -C /etc/mail

now restart your sendmail

# /sbin/service sendmail restart

Shutting down sm-client:                                   [  OK  ]
Shutting down sendmail:                                    [  OK  ]
Starting sendmail:                                         [  OK  ]
Starting sm-client:                                        [  OK  ]

4. Test to telnet to port 587 and see if its working

# telnet localhost 587

[root@mmix mail]# telnet localhost 587
Trying 127.0.0.1…
Connected to localhost.localdomain (127.0.0.1).
Escape character is ‘^]’.
220 abc.com.my ESMTP Sendmail 8.13.8/8.13.8; Fri, 7 Dec 2007 03:41:16 +0800

once you can see the above msg, that’s mean your sendmail now is accepting both port 25 and 587. My friend Wing loon, have another how-to on using IPTABLES to redirect port 25 to another port.

Source : Sendmail.org | Wingloon.com 

icthis.exe trojan/backdoor

Today one of my customer PC infected lot of spyware and most of it can be removed using spyware doctor as this software is really pro in cleaning spyware. The system is extremely slow and the system keep popping up those advertisement pop-up on the screen plus the task bar there have an icon displaying info box said “your computer is infected with a lot of spyware and download this software to clean your pc” but the program itself is a spyware… so nice it.

I check the task manager to see any  unknown program running beside those normal program that we seen running on win XP, then i spotted 2 misc program running called “icthis.exe” and “icmnrt.exe”. It does not look familiar to a clean system, so i do a Google search to find what is this little program do and it come out is a trojan/backdoor program then i find for solution to clean/remove it from the system since spyware doctor doesn’t get rid of it.

Get into techguy forum where someone had request for a solution to get rid of the program and one of the Distinguished Member have solution for it and it really works with very simple steps written there. The following is the guide that i copy out for reference:-

You should print out these instructions, or copy them to a NotePad file for reading while in Safe Mode, because you will not be able to connect to the Internet to read from this site.

Please download SmitfraudFix (by S!Ri)
Extract the content (a folder named SmitfraudFix) to your Desktop.

Next, please reboot your computer in Safe Mode by doing the following :

  • Restart your computer
  • After hearing your computer beep once during startup, but before the Windows icon appears, tap the F8 key continually;
  • Instead of Windows loading as normal, a menu with options should appear;
  • Select the first option, to run Windows in Safe Mode, then press “Enter”.
  • Choose your usual account.

Once in Safe Mode, open the SmitfraudFix folder again and double-click smitfraudfix.cmd
Select option #2 – Clean by typing 2 and press “Enter” to delete infected files.

You will be prompted: “Registry cleaning – Do you want to clean the registry?”; answer “Yes” by typing Y and press “Enter” in order to remove the Desktop background and clean registry keys associated with the infection.

The tool will now check if wininet.dll is infected. You may be prompted to replace the infected file (if found); answer “Yes” by typing Y and press “Enter”.

The tool may need to restart your computer to finish the cleaning process; if it doesn’t, please restart it into Normal Windows.

A text file will appear onscreen, with results from the cleaning process; please copy/paste the content of that report into your next reply.

The report can also be found at the root of the system drive, usually at C:\rapport.txt

Warning: running option #2 on a non infected computer will remove your Desktop background.

This SmitFraudfix not only fix this trojan/backdoor as it can fix others, please refer to this website.

  Source : TechGuy | SmitFraudFix

Firefox 3 beta 1

Firefox 3 releasing beta version 1 is for testing purpose only and can’t wait to try it out as the version 2.0 really lag my system down. Beside low memory usage they have gain a lot of improvement on the security, ease of use and make it more personal.

More Security
  • One click site info: Click the site favicon in the location bar to see who owns the site. Identity verification is prominently displayed and easier to understand. In later versions, Extended Validation SSL certificate information will be displayed.
  • Malware Protection: malware protection warns users when they arrive at sites which are known to install viruses, spyware, trojans or other malware. You can test it here (note: our blacklist of malware sites is not yet activated).

 Easier to Use

  • Easier password management: an information bar replaces the old password dialog so you can now save passwords after a successful login.
  • Simplified add-on installation: the add-ons whitelist has been removed making it possible to install extensions from third-party sites in fewer clicks.
  • New Download Manager: the revised download manager makes it much easier to locate downloaded files.
  • Resumable downloading: users can now resume downloads after restarting the browser or resetting your network connection.

Improved Performance

  • Reliability: A user’s bookmarks, history, cookies, and preferences are now stored in a transactionally secure database format which will prevent data loss even if their system crashes.
  • Speed: Major architectural changes (such as the move to Cairo and a rewrite to how reflowing a page layout works) put foundations in place for major performance tuning which have resulted in speed increases in Beta 1, and will show further gains in future Beta releases.
  • Memory usage: Over 300 individual memory leaks have been plugged, and a new XPCOM cycle collector completely eliminates many more. Developers are continuing to work on optimizing memory use (by releasing cached objects more quickly) and reducing fragmentation.

You can download from this link or more on the release notes.

Source :  MozillaSoftpedia

Firefox 2 takes up memory

Did you guys notice that Firefox 2.0 released a lot of upgrade and it still consume a lot of memory usage. I open 2 tab to surf and it already takes up 75 mb memory, sometimes it takes up more and make my system lag.

Because of that, I plan to test the Firefox 3 beta 1 and a lot of people mention is faster and does not takes up more memory. I go ahead to Google and search for the installer and get it downloaded from here , then install straight after downloaded and everything run smoothly with all the bookmark and setting imported from earlier version. Good thing is it does not overwrite the previous version, that’s mean you will have 2 copy of Firefox on your rig.

Here is the memory usage on the Firefox 3 beta 1 after i open 5 tabs browsing, compare to previous version if I have open 5 tabs it takes about 100 ++ Mb memory.

Source : Mozilla