CVE-2018-144665 refers to "An incorrect permission check for -modulepath and -logfile options when starting Xorg. X server allows unprivileged users with the ability to log in to the system via physical console to escalate their privileges and run arbitrary code under root privileges." Here's the link to Matthew Hickey's tweet that shows the exploit. I'm not … Continue reading A Broader Issue Exposed by CVE-2018-14665
I found out that someone created an account on twitter using my email address. So, I decided to take over the account. For the longest time, I never saw the point of having a twitter account. I had one during twitter's early days. I'm talking back when you twitted by sending a text message, and … Continue reading Someone Used My Email for a Twitter Account
As I was boiling some macaroni the picture of the glowing heat coil after I've turned the knob to the off position, and slid the pot over got me thinking: have we as an industrialized society become overly cautious? Are we too concerned about the "one time that <insert fearful event here> might happen"? From … Continue reading Overly Cautious Much?
After a long hiatus, Home+Power is back. Here's a short FAQ of where things will go from here. So, what happened exactly? The short answer is I got tired of paying for a VPS and wanted to move the site somewhere else. However, finding that somewhere took longer than I expected. I moved to other blogging … Continue reading The Journey Continues