Monthly Archives: June 2011

Largest data breaches of all time

Very interesting information about data losses:

http://flowingdata.com/2011/06/13/largest-data-breaches-of-all-time/

http://datalossdb.org/

About DataLossDB (I copied):

DataLossDB is a research project aimed at documenting known and reported data loss incidents world-wide. The effort is now a community one, and with the move to Open Security Foundation’s DataLossDB.org, asks for contributions of new incidents and new data for existing incidents

Listing files open by a program

Run
pidof program-name, and get the proc number

ls /proc/PID/fd/ -la

will list all opened files, even the deleted ones that you can still access!

You can also:

cd /proc/PID/fd

file -L *

to learn the type of each file

There are other interesting stuff in these directories, such as the cmd file with the command used to start the program and the net dir with the networking resources that this program is using.