I wanted to take a minute to promote a tool I’ve found great value in: Unimus. Unimus is a vendor agnostic config backup tool that can also be used for config auditing and control. They […] Read More
“An F-Secure security researcher has found a way to use Intel’s Active Management Technology (AMT) to bypass BIOS passwords, BitLocker credentials, and TPM pins and gain access to previously-secured corporate computers. Only laptops and computers […] Read More
“Our internal experiments confirm that it is possible to use similar techniques from Web content to read private information between different origins,” said Luke Wagner, a software engineer with the Mozilla Foundation. from: https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/mozilla-confirms-web-based-execution-vector-for-meltdown-and-spectre-attacks/
Meltdown & Spectre Megathread from sysadmin (Click on the link above for more.)
A security design flaw in Intel x86 chips may force users to sacrifice up to 33% of performance to mitigate the issue. More testing is required, and more info can be found with technical details […] Read More
Another notch on the belt this week!
Now that 2018 is in full swing, I decided it was way past time to do something about my horrible password management practices. I try not to reuse passwords. I try to use complicated strings. […] Read More
CloudHealth Technologies has released a valuable eBook called “10 Best Practices For Reducing Spending in AWS”, which I highly advise anyone interested in moving to cloud take a look at first. To really take advantage […] Read More
Basic info here: https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2017/10/severe-flaw-in-wpa2-protocol-leaves-wi-fi-traffic-open-to-eavesdropping/ More info released tomorrow morning @ the ACM conference in Dallas.
Apologies to those of you who had been trying to get in to the slack link over the last few days. I regenerated a new link that shouldn’t expire now. Sorry! 🙂
(Edit: You’ll have to open the blog post to see the links. Sorry!) Jeremy Austin sent me a note in our slack chat today about this free O’Reilly Media eBook by Dinesh Dutt. It’s a […] Read More
I’m a very “Point A to Point B” kind of person. It’s partially in my nature, and partially due to my time in the military. I want to have results so I can move onto […] Read More
There is an article currently posted on slashdot.org asking if the government should step in to fix slow internet access. … Ahem. Really? The government (via the FCC) is already subsidizing ILECs (Incumbent Local Exchange Carriers, […] Read More