Archive for February, 2007 user database ends up where it doesn’t belong

Monday, February 26th, 2007

I got an email from Mr. Robert Lo, Foreign Service Manager at Delixi Global Resources, based in Hong Kong. The sender was, but the reply-to mail address was, the mail mentioned a website, but no website address was given, and the mail was not sent from Hong Kong, but from Alberta, Canada (ISP location via IP address). The most remarkable about this apparent job scam, was that they got my email address via the blogger community (and former blog statistics service and ad network) at (more…)

Why you were logged out of MyblogLog last night

Friday, February 23rd, 2007

You’re a Mybloglog user? Then you probably have had to log in again to have your avatar reappear at the blogs you visit. Some hours ago MyblogLog changed the way they place an identifier cookie at your harddisk. The reason: it was all too obvious how to take over someone else’s identity. More than a month ago, my fellow Belgian eMich (Michaël Uyttersprot) had already posted how to do this (I summarize his French-language post): (more…)

"Where is this domain hosted?" (web hosting location Firefox extensions)

Friday, February 16th, 2007

Yesterday’s post on locating an IP address also made me test the hostipfox (scroll down to halfway the page) and IP2LocationFox Firefox extensions. Both extensions let you look up the location where a website is hosted – just by pointing (and clicking). (more…)

IP to Location Bookmarklet

Thursday, February 15th, 2007

You want to know more about a specific ip address in your log files or visitor statistics package? And you’re not satisfied with tools like whois or traceroute? There are several online services that use an ip range database to look up the location of an IP address (as far as this info is made available by the ISP). Here some bookmarklets to use two of them, and (more…)