Show / Reveal Files and Folders From an Infected Flash Drive

Flash drives are very susceptible to worms/”virus” infection.
One behavior is hiding your files/folders in a blank folder name and set it to system attribute.
Then add a shortcut to open that hidden folder and also infect your system.

First, SCAN YOU DRIVE AND REMOVE ANY INFECTION.

Now, to recover the files…

Revealing hidden files and folders from an infected flash drive, use the command below.

attrib *.* -h -s -r /s /d

This will now show the folders and files, rename the _blank_ folder to your preferred name and recover your files. =)

MariaDB 10.2 – Field ‘xxxxxxx’ doesn’t have a default value Error

I update one of my production server MariaDB 10.1 database server to 10.2 thinking everything will be ok, I did a live test in one of my VM machines and everything went smoothly…. well… on the outside that is.
As I finished updating the server, I started getting java.sql.SQLException: Field ‘xxxxxx’ doesn’t have a default value in my logs.
This didn’t happen before.
I soon found out from MariaDB document page….

Since MariaDB 10.2.4, SQL_MODE is by default set to NO_AUTO_CREATE_USER,NO_ENGINE_SUBSTITUTION,STRICT_TRANS_TABLES,ERROR_FOR_DIVISION_BY_ZERO. In earlier versions of MariaDB 10.2, and since MariaDB 10.1.7, SQL_MODE is by default set to NO_ENGINE_SUBSTITUTION,NO_AUTO_CREATE_USER. For earlier versions of MariaDB 10.1, and MariaDB 10.0 and before, no default is set.

So, this means that as soon as I updated my server to MariaDB 10.2, my sql_mode was set to “strict” mode by default internally.

The work around(?)/fix…go to the MariaDB config file (my.cnf) and change the sql_mode line to

sql_mode                = NO_ENGINE_SUBSTITUTION

Hope this helps those who ran into this problem.
(Note: Another fix is to manually set all table fields to have a default value – too long, too tiresome, Also you can change your code to set all default values – also too long and tiresome )

Link to other sources:
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PFSense wkhtmltopdf WebApp NAT Loopback/Reflection Woes

Please DO NOT use public IP address when generating your pdf using wkhtmltopdf/wkhtmltojpg if you have PFSense running as a firewall.

Use localhost, this will save you headaches.

I’m using WKHTMLTOPDF to convert html to pdf and inside the html contains links to images. Now the address used is the public IP address but wkhtmltopdf is running internally in the local network with its ‘web browser’. See the problem here? Normally, routers allow NAT Reflection/Loopbank… PFSense blocks this by default. So my images were not rendering, for which leaves the wkhtmltopdf process to lag behind due to it waiting for a reply from the server which PFSense is denying, timeout it around 60 sec ( 1 Min ).