I.T. Security and Linux Administration:

July, 2013

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July 31, 2013  10:09 PM

Scripting Language I Use



Posted by: Eric Hansen
security

There's a plethora of scripting languages available...Shell, Perl, Python and Ruby to name a few.  While I've used all but one of those (Ruby), I've always wondered to myself what makes me use one over another. Shell I use for when I want something quick and dirty and easy access to the OS....

July 31, 2013  9:38 PM

Microsoft Expanding Their MAPP Program



Posted by: Eric Hansen
security

Microsoft has a program called MAPP (Microsoft Active Protections Program).  Basically what this is is a program Microsoft started where people can get early access to patch Tuesday releases, basically being able to...


July 31, 2013  9:28 PM

Why the NSA stuff doesn’t bother me



Posted by: Eric Hansen
security

I love security, the cat and mouse game, the endless ventures of finding ways to thwart your best-friend-gone-rogue.  You'd figure all of the events circulating the NSA would at least raise a hair or two on my scalp, wouldn't you?  Well, not really... First and foremost, it just doesn't...


July 31, 2013  9:15 PM

More Encryption NOT the Solution?



Posted by: Eric Hansen
security

I found an interesting piece/article on Slashdot that covers an interesting prospect to all of the hooplah over the recent scares in IT regarding data theft and storage (looking at you...


July 31, 2013  2:44 PM

4Shadow : An IDS For Mac Users



Posted by: Eric Hansen
security

There's a plethora of IDSes out for Linux, and even a fair share of them out for Windows as well.  While I'm not a fan of running Mac OS as a server, and I'm not sure what software it has already in this regard, I found this little gem today called 4Shadow: http://4shadowapp.com/ Given a lot of...


July 31, 2013  2:31 PM

Debugging Yourself to Stop Eavesdropping



Posted by: Eric Hansen
security

I read an interesting article talking about how a piece of malware placed a very interesting blockade in being figured out by hooking into Windows' debugging functionality itself.  The article itself can be found here:...


July 31, 2013  2:03 PM

What My Linux is Like: Browser



Posted by: Eric Hansen
security

This is one I was really looking forward to writing about, simply because I find it fun to mess with different browsers. My netbook, as ironic as it will be in a little bit, uses Firefox and Chrome, depending on the need.  Using Chrome's DOM inspector and such is far superior as far as I'm...


July 31, 2013  1:46 PM

What My Linux is Like: Text Editor



Posted by: Eric Hansen
security

I do a lot of programming.  Way more than I like to even admit at times.  There's a lot of options out there, including Eclipse, vi/vim, emacs, etc...  Eclipse, while being probably 2nd most popular next to vi/vim, is also way too much.  If you were to program in Java its great, but 99% of my...


July 31, 2013  1:20 PM

What My Linux is Like: Terminal (desktop+laptop)



Posted by: Eric Hansen
security

This was the biggest point of me moving away from Awesome3 for my PC.  I don't use my netbook often enough for it to really effect me, but my PC is used virtually 24/7 (at least it feels like it).  As such, I had to find something that worked more in my favor.  I always loved Konsole, and it...


July 31, 2013  1:12 PM

What My Linux is Like: The Distro (desktop+laptop)



Posted by: Eric Hansen
security

A little series I thought I would start detailing various aspects of what my daily uses of Linux are, including the distro, programs, tools, etc... and why.  Sounds fun, no? The one will cover the distro, and since I use it for both my PC and netbook (aka laptop in this), I'll join it into...


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