Category: CommunityCommunity tagged "system-administration"

In our recent article on cookie injection vulnerabilities, I briefly mentioned that HSTS could help mitigate the impact. In this article I’d like to take a more focused look at HSTS and how it can help improve security and privacy for web users.

HSTSSecuritySystem Administration
Oct 13, 2015, 5:53 pmBy: Corey Northcutt (0) Comments

Security often conflicts with short-term business objectives. When given the choice to build a feature that provides benefit to customers or developers, but that conflicts with security best practices, startups in particular are likely to take the less secure route.

Enterprise ITSecuritySystem Administration
Sep 30, 2015, 10:26 amBy: Corey Northcutt (0) Comments

Online crime is big business. Billions of dollars are at stake and earning those dollars depends on not being caught. Obviously, criminals don’t want to be caught after the crime, but in this case I mean that the most remunerative attacks depend on secrecy. If attackers are discovered by system administrators, the game is up […]

Enterprise ITHostingSecurityServersSystem AdministrationWeb Server
Sep 22, 2015, 9:52 amBy: Corey Northcutt (0) Comments

For those in the know, the command line is already the path to an easier life. For work that requires more complex interactions than a few clicks, scripting and issuing commands via a terminal is more efficient than a GUI, and that goes double if you’re managing several servers. But things can always be easier […]

commandsSSHSystem Administration
Sep 1, 2015, 3:31 pmBy: Corey Northcutt (0) Comments

Random numbers are essential for cryptography, including the encryption of web connections with SSL. Most system administrators are aware of where the “randomness” comes from on Linux servers: /dev/random and /dev/urandom, but, if a new study presented at the Black Hat conference is right, developers and system administrators may not recognize the limitations of these […]

SecurityServersSystem Administration
Aug 25, 2015, 4:53 pmBy: Corey Northcutt (0) Comments


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