Monday 24 November 2014

[Openvas-discuss] Errors adding SMB credentials into openvas6

Had a problem storing credentials in Openvas as part of BackBox.

Turns out the /etc/openvas/gnupg directory is missing by default.

[Openvas-discuss] Errors adding SMB credentials into openvas6:

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Friday 21 November 2014

Tor project key expired in BackBox

I use BackBox Linux quite a lot to check for issues in local systems that I look after.
Went to update it today, after not using it for a while, to find that the signing GPG key for the Tor project had expired and I couldn't download updates for that part.

Found the answer here:

These commands fixed it for me:
gpg --keyserver --recv 886DDD89
gpg --export A3C4F0F979CAA22CDBA8F512EE8CBC9E886DDD89 | sudo apt-key add -

Saturday 15 November 2014

Chrome no longer the quickest browser?

Did some totally unscientific web browser speed testing using Peacekeeper:

I got the following results (best to worst):

  • 4632 Firefox Nightly v36.0a1(2014-11-14)
  • 4379 Firefox Nightly v36.0a1(2014-11-14)
  • 3920 Chrome v39.0.2171.62 
  • 3709 Maxthon v4.4.1.5000
  • 3319 Firefox v33.1 **
  • 3306 Firefox v33.1.1 **
  • 3194 SeaMonkey v2.30
  • 2276 Internet Explorer v11.0.14 *

Totally unscientific means there was no control over that which was running in the background, the tests were only done once with no averaging and some of the browsers are beta or dev versions rather than all being stable versions.

Firefox and Firefox Nightly were tested twice as there were updates waiting, so I carried out one test before the update and one test after.

I was surprised IE11 was last, but it noticeably struggled in the Canvas tests in particular.

The following problems were encountered:

  • * Internet Explorer 11 does not support Theora or WebM videos
  • ** Firefox stopped and issued a script warning on Dcom Tree page and the scripts had to be stopped for the test to continue

Test machine was an HP ProBook 4740s running Windows 8.1 with all current patches.

Tuesday 4 November 2014

MessageSave for Microsoft Outlook. Archive, Backup, Save Outlook Email Messages

An Outlook plugin for archiving emails outside of Outlook.

Not database based, but could still be useful?

MessageSave for Microsoft Outlook. Archive, Backup, Save Outlook Email Messages:

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