Sunday, December 17, 2006

Firefox List of Installed Plugins

Firefox List of Installed Plugins

Last updated: Sun, 17 Dec 2006 16:23:01 GMT
User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8.1) Gecko/20061010 Firefox/2.0

Extensions (enabled: 7, disabled: 1):

Themes (3):

Plugins (9):

  • Adobe Acrobat
  • DivX Player Netscape Plugin
  • DivX® Web Player
  • Java(TM) 2 Platform Standard Edition 5.0 Update 6
  • Microsoft® DRM
  • Mozilla Default Plug-in
  • QuickTime Plug-in 7.1.3
  • Shockwave Flash
  • Windows Media Player Plug-in Dynamic Link Library
Firefox List of Installed Plugins

SPAM and the Catch All Feature

SPAM and the Catch All Feature

One of our domains had been receiving a huge amount of SPAM. The Catch All feature had been enabled due to the fact that usernames could be created on-the-fly and used without creating inboxes.

With this "feature" enabled, a spammer could load up a dictionary with a list of usernames and blast the domain with SPAM. The reason why all email would be received is because Catch All does not bounce non-existent addresses/usernames. Instead, it forwards all incoming email to a POP email address.

We disabled the feature today and voila! SPAM levels reduced by 90%!!

SPAM and the Catch All Feature

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Procedure to Name MySQL DB's

I've been using the following method as the naming convention to name DB's/tables.

DB name-> host_dbtitle

Table name-> dbtitle_tableTopic

Foreign keys are created across all tables and _not_ on the last relation only.