Unable to stop services for VMWare Server 2.0

After updating packages on my Ubuntu Server I ran into problems trying to reconfigure VMWare Server. Each time I tried I received the error: “Unable to stop services for VMware Server”. I discovered that there was a hidden flag that could be used to get past this issue. So, I ran the following and was on my way. Read more »

Backup your WordPress database and files automatically

I found this great WordPress plugin today that not only allows you to easily backup both the WordPress database AND files but also lets you schedule automatic backups. In addition to that it provides many options for offline storage of the backups which would prove very useful should your web server go down. Offline storage includes FTP, Dropbox, Cloud, email, etc.
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Jimmy Kimmel – I Told My Kids I Ate All Their Halloween Candy

See what happens when you tell your kids you ate their Halloween candy.

How to get the IUSR and IWAM user account passwords on an IIS server

Edit the script, C:\Inetpub\AdminScripts\Adsutil.vbs. Change this line:

IsSecureProperty = True

to:

IsSecureProperty = False

Now you can find the IUSR account password by using the Adsutil.vbs tool. Open up command prompt and navigate to C:\Inetpub\AdminScripts. Run either of the following commands:

cscript.exe adsutil.vbs get w3svc/anonymoususerpass
cscript.exe adsutil.vbs get w3svc/wamuserpass

to display the IUSR and IWAM account passwords respectively.

via How to get the IUSR and IWAM user account passwords on an IIS server | JasonSamuel.com.

Mobile Phone Eavesdropping Made Easy: Hackers Crack GPRS Encryption

How creepy would it be if it were easy to snoop and intercept all those texts, emails and photos you send over your mobile phone? Do you think that’s impossible, that the majority of the world’s mobile Internet traffic is protected by encryption? Think again.

via Mobile Phone Eavesdropping Made Easy: Hackers Crack GPRS Encryption | PCWorld.