How To: Banner Grab With NetCat


Netcat is without any doubt my favorite security tool, it’s always in my toolbox alwayswith me, it comes in handy a few times. It’s the first tool I pick when I need to perform a banner grab, just connect and send some requests and see what it spits back at you (sometimes just random crap). In this tutorial i’ll show you how can perform one yourself and how easy it is. Continue reading How To: Banner Grab With NetCat

How To: Create a Website Favicon (Favorite Icon) Using GIMP

So, you may have noticed that my blog has a cute litte tux the penguin looking at you through a round little window up in the left (or right) corner of your web browser. What you are seeing is known as a “Favicon” (short for Favorite icon) and it’s used to quickly and simply identify your website when it is in someones favorites. In this tutorial i’ll show you how you can make your own and what you must keep in mind when creating one. Continue reading How To: Create a Website Favicon (Favorite Icon) Using GIMP

Safari 5 High Memory Usage Fixed?

I noticed something the other day about Safari 5, There apparently is a new update available! 5.0.1 to be exact. And the best part isSafari Logo that it seems that this update has fixed the high memory usage, hurray!!  So if you are having trouble with high memory usage in Safari 5, just update it! I’m not making any promises though, this is what I have experienced, your result might be different. Anyway, it’s nice to see that my favorite browser on Mac is finally working as it should again.

Safari Web-Browser: How To Backup Your Bookmarks

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There might be several reasons you might want to backup your bookmarks in Safari, first of course to back them up or move them to another Mac. Some steps in this tutorial might seem complicated at first, but trust me, it’s really simple.

  1. Open up finder and double click on the folder named “Library”
  2. Next, double click the folder named “Safari”
  3. Locate the file named “Bookmarks.plist” and copy it to your desired location.
Now that wasn’t so hard was it? :)

Safari 5 High Memory Usage

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As you probably know, the new Safari 5 has been released, and of course you have upgraded like i have. However I have noticed something really strange about that wasn’t in Safari 4 or 3, It can sometimes hang up, for quite a while. So I decided to check the Macintosh process manager to see if it was hoging the CPU, that’s what i thought, but no, IT HAD TAKEN UP FREAKIN’ 2.5 GB OF MEMORY!!

I really hope Apple will fix this bug or whatever it’s called, cause i really like Safari, it’s the only Mac web browser that I know of that runs 64-bit and it’s really fast to, fast browsing, fast booting.