I’ve been testing PGP10 with GnuPG2 again, and noticed that GnuPG2 seems to embed the filename of encrypted files incorrectly – they’re always called “-&25”. Whilst they decrypt fine using GPG which I guess ignores the embedded filename and uses the actual filename, PGP cannot handle it. The fix is to add: set-filename "" to ~/.gnupg/gpg.conf

I installed my Corsair H50-1 watercooling system the other day, and on the final step found that I had a mis-manufactured part so am awaiting delivery of a replacement – which is being helped up getting between the US and Europe due to bloody Icelandic ash! So I had to put everything back together again, wasting about three hours of my time. I did at least confirm that I can get a 2-fan setup into my case, its a bit tight with the graphics card and PCI bracket though.

I installed Solaris 10u8 under VirtualBox yesterday and found that they’ve improved security by default – a lot of policies that had to be manually tightened are already set, such as SSHv2 and no root SSH. I meant to test them before applying the patch cluster, as the fixes could be due to the cluster. Update 9 should be due next month, which is the first post-Oracle release.

I’ve been playing with Nessus 4.2 exporting to Excel, using custom XSLT’s and writing more NASL’s. I installed 4.2.2 but it still doesn’t cache the SWF object.

I’m awaiting a replacement hard disk caddy for my laptop as it recently stopped working. I’m pretty sure its not the disk that’s dead as its barely been used and works fine the 10% of the time it actually does boot.

My Samsung F3 hard disk has started humming and vibrating like all the F1’s did, so I expect that is on its way out, so backing up regularly and will probably order a WD Caviar Black 1Tb next month, I’m fed up of Samsung, they’re the new Maxtor/Deskstar of the hard disk world I reckon!