It’s been a long time since I’ve actually had to think about using Denyhosts and if you’ve read my post before, you’ll know I’ll swear by it’s functionality.
Recently, we’ve been getting hit by lots of SSH brute force attacks at HTG … and hit hard. The most recent stat was more than 2400 failed login attempts from over 50 unique attackers in a 24 hour period. Most times, I don’t care as long as they don’t get in … but then I sat back and thought, “Man, those fsckers are probably costing on bandwidth somehow.” and that’s where I draw the line.
So once again, Denyhosts is up and running, more than 60 hosts have been banned just today and more are going to get taken down. Now, if only I could come up with a good legal reason to just give my servers the capability to attack back … but that’s not legal … yet.
Just because I spent so much time looking for this last night and found so many broken carrier data files, I figured I’d keep this around for me.
Make a backup of your /Library/iTunes/iTunes Carrier Support/ATT_US.ipcc file.
Open Terminal and type “defaults write com.apple.iTunes carrier-testing -bool TRUE”
Open iTunes, select your phone and press “check for updates” while holding down the ‘Alt’ key on your keyboard. You will be prompted to select a file. This is the one that worked for me after numerous other failures. (found in gizmodo’s cache somewhere)
After you load the file, make sure you restart the phone
Instructions for Windows are the same, but you’ll have to use the Windows Paths for stuff (C:\Program Files\iTunes\blah blah blah).
Right, and I’m not responsible for you running up a trillion dollar bill with AT&T or if your spine curves or if your teeth yellow or if you drink rat poison because you fell in love with a rough trick named Jim or anything else as a result of you trying to do something to your bejebus phone
Your iPhone app is great … almost. Please fix the extremely annoying bug that doesn’t allow me to use apostrophes. It’s really annoying to have to type out “does not” or “do not” in place of “doesn’t” or “don’t.” I know, I could override the auto suggest and go with “dont,” but that just pisses me off. I already commit enough infractions against the English language without purposefully littering misspellings all over just because your application has to stupidly provide a server error every time I include an apostrophe in a comment.
I don’t know why I thought to do this especially since I think taking pictures on a cell phone is relatively stupid; however, I had the parts laying around and figured, “Why don’t I just see what that looks like?”
Disposable Camera: $0.00 (ask your grocery store for an empty one)
iPhone: $0.00 (fell off truck)
iPhone Soft-case (mine is an Incipio and it fell off the same truck)
Disassemble the camera and salvage the len(s) without zapping yourself. If you really want, you can zap yourself because some people like that … you freaks.
I don’t normally re-link to other blogs unless I really think it’s worth mentioning; however, there is currently a debate between boxee and what I can only assume is a content provider over here.
To me, it’s enlightening to the the other side of the arugument for a change. Generally, the only thing on the Internet is how the people on the Internet are always right and how other media/content providers are crazy.
I’ve read through both sides and, well, I just can’t agree with the content providers. I’m all for a la carte and I personally find the arguments made by the content provider to just be frustrating. One in particular about how “consumers think they want a choice” really got me annoyed. The plays into my hatred of how media really helps control the way the brainless masses think; however, freeing up that thinking and allowing real choice and hopefully removing the brainless from the masses.