I usually take a peek at the Internet Traffic Report (ITR) a couple times a day as part of my routine and was a bit troubled by all of the red today: I wanted to do some crunching on the data, and I deliberately do not have Word or Excel on my new MacBook Pro… Continue reading
Feedburner has borked the old RSS feed for the site and has completely disassociated me from it (meaning it’s no longer in my Google Feedburner admin options and they won’t let me re-claim it). So… the new feed link is http://rud.is/b/feed/atom/. Apologies for any inconvenience.
As you can probably tell from a previous post, I’m not a fan of paywalls—especially poorly implemented ones. Clicking on a link in an RSS feed post and having it land on a page, only to have it smothered in an HTML layer or — in the following case — promptly redirected to “Pay up,… Continue reading
Eventbrite site: http://www.eventbrite.com/s/5cnV It’s at Fort Foster. We thought about it a bit late in the season so no pavillion, but I’ll be there wicked-early and have a gazebo-like covering setup over some tables. I highly suggest bringing folding chairs. There is a nominal entrance fee (cash). Link to Fort Foster is in the Eventbrite… Continue reading
What can the @lulzsec senate.gov dump tell us about how the admins maintained their system/site? [code light=”true”]SunOS a-ess-wwwi 5.10 Generic_139555-08 sun4u sparc SUNW,SPARC-Enterprise[/code] means they haven’t kept up with OS patches. [-1 patch management] [code light=”true”]celerra:/wwwdata 985G 609G 376G 62% /net/celerra/wwwdata[/code] tells us they use EMC NAS kit for web content. The ‘last‘ dump shows… Continue reading
Nevena Vratonjic Julien Freudiger Vincent Bindschaedler Jeane-Pierre Hubaux Presentation [PDF] Twitter transcript #weis2011 Overview of basic ssl/tls/https concepts. Asking: how prevalent is https, what are problems with https? #weis2011 Out of their large sample, only 1/3 (34.7%) have support for https, login is worse! only 22.6% < #data! #weis2011 (me) just like Microsoft for patches/vulns,… Continue reading
Dr Greer [cgreer at ostp.eop.gov] is Assistant Director, Information Technology R&D, Office of Science & Technology Policy, The White House Opening: “The expertise of the attendees is greatly needed.” He provided a broad overview of the goals & initiatives of the federal government as they relate to domestic & international cybersecurity. Greer went through the… Continue reading
One of my subdomains is for mail and I was using an easy DNS hack to point it to my hosted Gmail setup (just create a CNAME pointing to ghs.google.com). This stopped working for some folks this week and I’ve had no time to debug exactly why so I decided to go back to a… Continue reading