I.T. Security and Linux Administration:

May, 2013

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May 31, 2013  6:56 PM

Dynamic or static website?

Eric Hansen Eric Hansen Profile: Eric Hansen

Should you run a dynamic or static website?  Its typically a tough call.  Dynamic sites offer a lot of functionality that, for obvious reasons, you don't get in a static version.  However, there are some things to consider: 1.  Dynamic sites end up giving a lot more overhead and resource...

May 31, 2013  2:56 PM

Outlook.com vs. GMail : Part 2 – Sending Emails

Eric Hansen Eric Hansen Profile: Eric Hansen

Besides mentioning the whole GMail IM-email concept that I stated my dislike for in part 1, there's some points to make about both in terms of composing email. Lets take GMail's full window composing version for this, as an equal comparison.  It was nice, but it threw a whole lot of things into...


May 31, 2013  1:43 PM

Authenticate with Picaso

Eric Hansen Eric Hansen Profile: Eric Hansen

In my SSH Picaso post, I mentioned about how the fingerprint is displayed as ASCII art.  But what if we took that a step further?  What if that ASCII art was our password? The fingerprint of a keyfile is...


May 31, 2013  1:10 PM

The SSH Picaso

Eric Hansen Eric Hansen Profile: Eric Hansen

If you've ever created a SSH keypair, you've been graced with SSH's artistic abilities.  You know, that little character map that shows you the key's fingerprint:

➜  ~  ssh-keygen -t rsa
Generating public/private rsa key pair.
Enter file in which to save the key (/home/eric/.ssh/id_rsa):...


May 31, 2013  12:23 PM

Leaking information through API

Eric Hansen Eric Hansen Profile: Eric Hansen

I'll be honest, I was torn on whether to post about this or not.  On one hand its perfect for this blog as it mentions security...on the other hand, it kind of opens up new doors for stalkers.  But, here I go. I've never heard of this service before, but apparently there's a social media...


May 30, 2013  7:03 PM

Smart…guns…?

Eric Hansen Eric Hansen Profile: Eric Hansen

There's a crowdfunding project here: http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/fund-safe-guns that is for the creation of smart gun development.  Basically, the government's new proposed gun control method is bio-metrics on guns. I'm not...


May 30, 2013  6:43 PM

“Malware in your system? Good”

Eric Hansen Eric Hansen Profile: Eric Hansen

Who really thinks that allowing to protect IP (intellectual property) by locking it in with malware is such a great idea?  Who?! Basically the idea is to stop pirating software and people stealing software and other IP.  The law would give the creator rights to basically have a backdoor to the...


May 30, 2013  5:54 PM

Outlook.com vs. GMail : Part 1 – Why

Eric Hansen Eric Hansen Profile: Eric Hansen

A while ago Google announced its discontinuation of the free tier of Google Apps (basically Google providing email, storage space, etc...) free to businesses.  It also so happened that within the next couple of months, Microsoft announced Outlook.com, which was set to take the place of GMail...


May 30, 2013  5:30 PM

First Ubuntu bug FINALLY fixed

Eric Hansen Eric Hansen Profile: Eric Hansen

Ubuntu, with its first release (and first bug) in 2004, has finally marked the first bug as fixed...about 9 years later.  What is the first bug, you ask? "Microsoft has a majority market share" If you compare and contrast 2004 with 2013, it makes sense, doesn't it?  Windows has seen its...


May 30, 2013  5:11 PM

Gotta love captcha

Eric Hansen Eric Hansen Profile: Eric Hansen

[...] a recent We The People petition at the White House, asking the administration to support the treaty for...


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