I.T. Security and Linux Administration:

August, 2014

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August 31, 2014  7:13 PM

Is Anti-Virus Dead?

Eric Hansen Eric Hansen Profile: Eric Hansen
Security

This is an interesting topic to discuss.  There's still a lot of companies that enforce anti-virus procedures (and after working help desk I can see why).  However, is there an actually real need for it?  I proclaim not really.

Anti-virus software in itself is a scare, in that they...

August 31, 2014  7:09 PM

Tor Browser Insecure?

Eric Hansen Eric Hansen Profile: Eric Hansen
Security

Not much of a shock, but there's been some news lately about how Tor Browser is not exactly that secure (http://threatpost.com/tor-browser-hardening-features-under-scrutiny/107839). Well, forks tend to deviate from the original system, which can be good or bad. Do I think this is something to be...


August 31, 2014  7:03 PM

Netflix Open Sources Tools

Eric Hansen Eric Hansen Profile: Eric Hansen
Security

Netflix has opensourced some of their network monitoring tools (http://techblog.netflix.com/2014/08/announcing-scumblr-and-sketchy-search.html). While htere's a plethora of them available its nice to see how Netflix handles security issues themselves. The fact they built in-house tools just goes...


August 31, 2014  6:59 PM

Key Pinning in Firefox

Eric Hansen Eric Hansen Profile: Eric Hansen
Security

Slashdot has posted an article about how Firefox, in version 32, is going to support key pinning.  This essentially is public key authentication for websites.  Firefox will ship with...


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