Tony of FreeSWITCH… Very Funny…

Ha Ha very funny of you…

In case if you’re wondering, yes Tony of FreeSWITCH did add that colorized banner in fs_cli.c with the effect of advertising that ClueCon is coming in a month…

For people who are getting annoyed at it, I’ve reverted that and you can use my patch to get rid of that banner:

From 23526fe0cbd306c9e993e31e679ff8f8f185f14b Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: Jeff Leung 
Date: Sun, 15 Jul 2012 23:28:07 -0700
Subject: [PATCH] Haha very funny...

 libs/esl/fs_cli.c         |   11 ++++-------
 libs/esl/src/include/cc.h |    3 ---
 2 files changed, 4 insertions(+), 10 deletions(-)
 delete mode 100644 libs/esl/src/include/cc.h

diff --git a/libs/esl/fs_cli.c b/libs/esl/fs_cli.c
index 8532e23..408c946 100644
--- a/libs/esl/fs_cli.c
+++ b/libs/esl/fs_cli.c
@@ -916,18 +916,15 @@ static const char *banner =
        "* Paypal Donations Appreciated: *\n"
        "* Brought to you by ClueCon   *\n"
-       "\n";
-static const char *inf = "Type /help  to see a list of commands\n\n\n";
+       "\n"
+       "Type /help  to see a list of commands\n\n\n";

 static void print_banner(FILE *stream)
 #ifndef WIN32
-       fprintf(stream, "%s%s%s\n%s", output_text_color, banner, cc, inf);
+       fprintf(stream, "%s%s", output_text_color, banner);
-       fprintf(stream, "%s%s\n%s", banner, cc, inf);
+       fprintf(stream, "%s", banner);

diff --git a/libs/esl/src/include/cc.h b/libs/esl/src/include/cc.h
deleted file mode 100644
index 573a7f7..0000000
--- a/libs/esl/src/include/cc.h
+++ /dev/null
@@ -1,3 +0,0 @@

*Note: This patch isn’t meant to offend anybody. If it did, well there’s not much you can do about it 😛

Lesson of the Day: Do Not Steal A Hacker’s Computer, Especially If You’re “Someone Who’s Less Competent Than a Keyboard Chimp”

This piece might sound old in the DEFCON/hacker community, but a hacker by the name Zoz had his Mac G4 desktop stolen back in 2008 or so. 2 years later a person by the name Melvin Guzman somehow got the machine online on a non-NATted IPv4 address, opening the window for Zoz to start his expedition on recovering his stolen desktop. The slides he presents might not be so work safe, although he clearly makes some effort on censoring the not work safe parts. Language is also present, so just don’t turn the speakers up if you’re at work.

If you’re an IT professional or something similar, you’ll find this video to be quite humorous in nature. For anyone else, the moral is: Don’t steal or mess around with a hacker’s computer. He also mentions that due to his poor security practices, he was able to use his “high tech” skills against “someone who’s less competent than a keyboard chimp”. So… If you’re one of those people who are in fact IT pros and recently had their laptops/desktops stolen, follow his examples and you’ll probably get it back… Eventually…

If you’re interested, the slides in high resolution detail are somewhere stashed in Google. Just go find them 😉