Tag: Security

Hack the USAF [Engadget]

Whilst finding vulnerabilities is a bad thing, having them found by white hat hackers is a good thing. Hackathons like this one prove that it can be constructive to get a group of them in to find and help fix vulnerabilities in your system…

Enabling and using Let’s Encrypt SSL Certificates on Kubernetes

Kubernetes is an awesome piece of kit, you can set applications to run within the cluster, make it visible to only apps within the cluster and/or expose it to applications outside of the cluster. As part of my tinkering, I wanted to setup a…

Massive Intel Chip Security Flaw Threatens Computers

An Intel flaw that has been sitting hidden for a decade has finally surfaced. Being on the chip rather than the OS, it doesn’t affect a single OS — with Linux, Windows and MacOS being mentioned in this article. https://www.linuxinsider.com/story/85039.html

Why everyone is so convinced Facebook is spying on their conversations

Bipul Lama believes Facebook is spying on him. And he’s got proof, sort of. Lama performed a test. For two days, all he talked about was Kit-Kats. “The next day, all I saw on my Instagram and Facebook were Kit-Kat ads,” Lama said. After…

CCleaner malware outbreak is much worse than it first appeared | Ars Technica

The malware backdoor in this story is quite intriguing. They are targeting specific companies (Samsung, Akamai, Cisco, Microsoft amongst them) and only attempting the second level attack if they are detecting they are being installed there. The advice mentioned in the article is that…

Linus Torvalds Invites Attackers to Join the Ke… » Linux Magazine

Torvalds is not a huge fan of the ‘security community’ as he doesn’t see it as black and white. He maintains that bugs are part of the software development process and they cannot be avoided, no matter how hard you try. “constant absolute security…

Apache bug leaks contents of server memory for all to see—Patch now | Ars Technica

Another vulnerability hits the news. Whilst similar to heartbleed in leaking memory contents, it does not seem to be too risky if you’re running it as a single user, and the memory leak isn’t huge quantities. Saying that, this vulnerability also may also affect…

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