Coding an example SFTP client for a friend (using WinSCP) today, I realised I needed the 2048-bit RSA fingerprint for my server. You see the fingerprint the first time you connect to a new server and, normally, you will save this locally so that you can verify the identity of Continue Reading

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/05/16/microsoft_stockpiling_flaws_too/ Microsoft have laid the blame for the WannaCry cyber attack on the NSA who they accused of “hoarding” software vulnerabilities and code to exploit them. Information now coming out as Microsoft’s patch for the problem is analysed appears to show that Microsoft had the fix ready in February. If Continue Reading

Microsoft responded quickly to the WannaCry global cyber attack, releasing a patch for the defunct Windows XP operating system. Since then it’s focussed its attention to launching scathing attacks against governmental agencies, such as the NSA, who have been “stockpiling” software vulnerabilities for their own purposes. There is a strong Continue Reading

Capturing keydown events at the document level in JQuery is an effective way of adding shortcut keys to a web-based application. The code to bind a particular key combination is relatively simple: $(document).ready(function() { $(document).bind(‘keydown’, function (evt){ event.preventDefault(); /* Add your code here */ }); }); This code works in Continue Reading