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31 December 2006 15:32
I wish you a happy new year.
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Marry Christmas
24 December 2006 18:00

I wise a marry Christmas to all

 

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Tooms is diving into the Phish Tank
22 December 2006 19:56

Some time ago i found this free Anti Phishing service PhishTank.com and was thinking that can maybe be used to filter some more bad mails away, so i have made a new mailsweeper plug-in call MSWPhishTank.
It works by looking for URLs in the content and then asking the PhishTank.com web-service if the URL is good or bad, it is very much like other RBL service but PhishTank.com is using HTTP and not DNS as most other blacklists do..

The MSWphishTank plug-in is still a private beta for my and my server only, because there is still many thing to fix and code before it can be a public beta and at the time I don't think this plug-in will ever be public, so now your thinking why.... it is simple that PhishTank is using absolute URLs and the bad guys are using a lot of tricks like random host names in the URLs, so because of this the PhishTank hit rate is very low, at the time i am seeing a hit rate of only 0,13% and 50% of the stopped mails was false positive so that is not good and all the stopped mails was also found on other blacklists like SURBL.
Phishtank.com's data is also published in the SURBL database.

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But there is still a lot of rum for me to make the code better and do some fine turning, so time will show if this plug-in will be a winner.

Link to PhishTank

Tooms @ 22 December 2006 19:56 | Comment | Direct link
Sad news from the Danish RBL database ORDB.ORG
19 December 2006 14:27
Ordb.org has announce that they will now shutdown the IP RBL service and i must say that i think this is sad as I always seen there service as one of the best on the Internet.

Thanks ordb.org for the good free service i have used for years now.

Link: post about the shutdown

Tooms @ 19 December 2006 14:27 | Comment | Direct link
Short path to %programfiles% in MSI files
5 December 2006 18:38
After been fighting all day with this small thing where is try to add the short version of the %programfiles% path to a INI file with a MSI installer..

If you don't know what the short path version is of some directory try this.. open a dos prompt and type DIR /x

The way i found is to do this inside the MSI file

1. Make a Property call "ShortProgramFiles" and set the value to "NotSet"

2. Add a Custom action VBSscript with the script stored in the action

3. Add this code to the custom action
on error resume Next
set WshShell = CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
Set fso = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
Set objFolder = fso.GetFolder(WshShell.ExpandEnvironmentStrings("%Programfiles%"))
Session.Property("ShortProgramFiles") = objFolder.ShortPath

4. On the custom action change the Sequence like this
Install UI Sequence = After CostInitialze
Install Exec Sequence = After CostInitialze
Advertise Exec Sequence = After CostInitialze
Admin Exec Sequence = After CostInitialze

Now will the Property ShortProgramFiles be set to the short version of %programfiles% every time the install run and can be used in the INI file like this

Apppath=[ShortProgramFiles]\OldApp\

So the INI file will now look like this when the app is installed

[SomeSection]
Apppath=c:\PROGRA~1\OldApp\

So now this very old app the use the 8.3 path is working.

 

Tooms @ 5 December 2006 18:38 | Comment | Direct link


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