Category Archives: Linux/Unix

phpMyAdmin PHP Code Injection Exploit attempt on my server

This morning, when i checked my Give Back India site’s access log i found some scripts/setup.php request attempts. In fact, not ‘some’ but hundreds of them. All requests were made targeting phpMyAdmin’ installations on my server. Here are a few of them: Continue reading

Setting up a catch-all email forwarder and parsing emails using php

In one of my ongoing projects i had to set up a “catch-all” email parsing script. Here’s how it came out to be.

What is catch-all?

In the context of emails, “catch-all” refers to a destination to which all incoming emails with in-correct email addresses are delivered or forwarded. As a destination, you can set either an email or a script on your server which captures such emails and save them in to your local database or files. Continue reading