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Listing Network Interfaces in C

There are various ways for listing the network interfaces while programming in C, The below code sample should be straight forward & list them all.

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Python OCR Quick Start – Basic Code

Ever had lots of screenshots that you liked to index and search?

Well, this is the objective of this post. We’ll use minimal code “Just enough to get things working”

To do so, Some python Libraries and their dependencies should be installed 1st

    • PIL “Python imaging library”  -> https://pypi.org/project/PIL/
    • Pytesserct “Python Optical Character Recognition Tool”
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Apache – Mapping URL PATH to a Directory on the FileSystem

Well, Mapping a URL Path to a directory can be useful in many scenarios,

Ex:

  • As a proof of ownership, some sites may ask you to publish certain files in certain directories “Google WebSite Ownership Verification, etc…
  •  Publishing Django static files while proxying all the other URLs. Django Developers will relate 🙂
  • etc…

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Patching WordPress DoS Vulnerability CVE-2018-6389 using Modsecurity

The Vulnerability as explained in https://baraktawily.blogspot.fr/2018/02/how-to-dos-29-of-world-wide-websites.html relies in executing high number of requests, So by temporarily applying rate limiting, the impact of this vulnerability maybe mitigated using various methods one of them is by using Modsecurity until a fix is released.

Other References:

https://wpvulndb.com/vulnerabilities/9021
https://baraktawily.blogspot.fr/2018/02/how-to-dos-29-of-world-wide-websites.html
https://github.com/quitten/doser.py
https://thehackernews.com/2018/02/wordpress-dos-exploit.html
https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2018-6389

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Creating a dummy Interface on a Linux/Unix based Systems

A dummy interface maybe created for various reasons like:

  • Publishing Services
  • A 2nd loopback interface with a public IP

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