Author Archives: Pande Hartana

  • Intentionally Throttling Messages Delivery

    I volunteered  to maintain several mailing lists for several community organizations. They are small mailing lists with members not more than 200 each, but on hot topics, it can generate a lot of emails sent to the email server.

    The mailing list uses Mailman. It sends the message to the email server on the same computer. The email server uses Sendmail, which is set up to send the messages to smart host, which is my ISP email server. The computer itself is using Fedora.

  • Microsoft-Windows-CAPI2 Error

    You may not notice this error unless you checked your Event Viewer. When I checked mine, I got many since November 17, 2010. You can check your system by opening Windows’ Event Viewer (Start Button – Control Panel – System and Security, and then click the View event logs under Administrative Tools – see Figure 1).

  • Safely Remove Hardware in Windows 7

    If you are using Windows 7, you may notice a long wait when you want to use the Safely Remove Hardware and Eject Media’s tray icon to remove your USB drive or other hardware safely. There is no explanation about this problem from Microsoft, but by looking at its behavior, it seems that when user clicks the icon, Windows tries to populate all the devices and printers attached to your computer. This is just my observation, so it may not exactly the reason.

  • WordPress update tackles critical blogging bug

    Bloggers who rely on WordPress would be well advised to take a break from seasonal festivities in order to plug a serious security flaw in the software.

    WordPress 3.0.4 tackles a serious vulnerability which, left unfixed, creates a handy mechanism for malicious hackers to break into installations of the widely used blogging software. Specifically the vulnerability stems from flaws in the HTML sanitation library used by WordPress.

  • Saving Password

    One task that often arises in programming is how to securely save the password entered by users.

    There are at least two types of password that need to be saved. The first one is a password that is intended to be used as user authentication such as a login to a website. The second one is a password that will be used to access other service. An example for this type is your password in email client program that will be sent to email server to access your account.

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