Wednesday, October 11, 2006

UTP OSS First Meetup

Last saturday, we had our first meet-up for this society.

Topics are:
  • Introduction to FOSS and its Global Community -> by KageSenshi (Me!)
  • Linux Desktop Environment and Alternative Softwares -> by me||ow
You can get my presentation here

We distributed a few Ubuntu and Kubuntu along together with TTCS OSSWin CD

The support we get was quite impressive, around 20 students came for the meet-up.

Hope we can continue doing this monthly in the future

My blog now on new Blogger BETA test

I noticed theres a notification inviting me to test Blogger's new engine, so I decided to test it (i luv using buggy softwares .. lol ~~ )

It broke some part of my theme ... anyway ... its meddling time~~

HOWTO: Resizing GTK Toolbar Icon Size

People with low resolutions screens tends to use smaller stuff in their UI to save space. Here is a tips on how to reduce the size of your GTK toolbar icons etc. Its quite hard to google for, so I dump it here. I found this tip @

Step 1.
Create a file named .gtkrc-2.0 at your home folder if it haven't yet exist

Step 2.
Add this line into the file

gtk-icon-sizes = "panel-menu=16,16:panel=16,16:gtk-menu=16,16\

Step 3.
Logout and relogin (or you can juz kill all your gtk apps and restart it)

Monday, October 09, 2006

I got compiz (and beryl)

after I-Hack, I've upgraded my FC5 lappy to FC6 Test 2 (Now test 3) ... it got compiz in d core package set!!!! ... Gladly i'm using Intel chipset with Intel 855GM gfx card , i can set-up Xorg very easiliy ... I've mangled around with compiz ... even tried compiz-quinn with krh's AIGLX patch ... now using beryl (compiz-quinn renamed .. they forked compiz and create their own development tree) all the time .. love it~!

Edit: Updated the screenshots using a better colored theme

Sunday, October 08, 2006

Hack In The Box 2006

It has been a while since I update this blog .. too busy with stuff ...

on last 20-21 September I entered HackInTheBox competition (one of our reward for winning I-Hack CTF UITM) .. We went there on Tuesday 19th .. me and my teammate, yondie went early because we need to meet our additional team member who are from UITM Arau, Perlis .. we was one of the guy in the third place winner of I-Hack CTF .. UTP won both first and second place during I-Hack .. so both of the teams got chance to enter HiTB ... The second team is our seniors who are very experienced in this kindof stuff ... my team stay @ my house for the night and went to Westin Hotel early next morning .. I'm a n00b in this .. so expect the worst from me .. hehe

The first day of the competition .. we are given 1 server running Ubuntu 6.06 with 6 vulnerable services to protect .. after getting it .. i quickly configure iptables to filter out any packets from the same subnet of the server except from the reverse NAT gateway ... juz some quick fix so that our server wont be in the ip list of other attackers quickly ... besides that .. nothing can be done ... the score server that supposed to check our boxes couldn't check the running services ... and the game for the day is suspended until the next day ...

I'm a little bit disappointed with the suspension ... but however .. at least we got some time to enjoy ourself with the free foods at that hotel .. hehe .. At night, we stayed @ Ancasa Hotel near Puduraya station ... UTP sponsored our stay there .. and that hotel is a very nice hotel even though the outside of the hotel does not look that nice ..

The second day ... sumthing funny happened ... haha .. our seniors ... they slept late on the night before .. and they couldn't wake up to go to the competition .. 17 missed calls .. some knocks at their room door ... and they still couldn't wake up .. hahaha ... so me and my team went ahead to Westin .. hoping that those guyz will wake in time ... haha ..

On 9:30am . the real game begin ...the other teams are damn good (well what do you expect from security companies ) ... and my team can only maintain on defending our server ... attacking is something that couldnt be done by us .. *sigh* .. i need to learn more C programming and its vulnerabilities ... At first .. our team maintain a very high point in defending .. 3rd place in total points ... however .. around 2pm .. we done a little prelinking on the vulnerable binaries so that it will be more secure ... to my surprise ... prelinking made the binaries to be unable to exploit ... and the score server started to deduct our marks because of that ... *sigh* ... and at the end of the game ... can only satisfied with 5th place (or issit 6th ? .. forgot already ) ...

Better luck next year .. that time .. KageSenshi is no longer as n00b as last time .. hehe

Result of HiTB CTF Game
First place: dokdo-kor (South Korea)
Second place: zone-h (Italy)
Third place: Qb1t (Singapore)
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