Tag: security

Some stuff about securing your network and servers

Convenience versus Security

I coworker sent over a link today that got me thinking about an old adage that I’ve been sharing for years.  The link actually has nothing to do with the philosophy but did trigger a random spewing of words from…

I’ve Been Hacked

It looks like one of those Russian b*%*#rds got me some time last week.  I don’t know how long the site was down for sure, but I would guess that he first got access on Thursday, 22 October.  Since we’re…

A Little Politics for the New Year

Stretch at Packetlife has a lively little write-up on the Australian government’s attempt to implement a nation-wide web filtering service. From Packetlife.net: Setting aside the myriad of technical barriers to implementing such a system, the most obvious question is, “who…

Filtering Outbound Traffic

I’ve seen a thousand [tag]firewalls[/tag] in my time, and nearly all of them are poorly configured. The biggest culprit? No [tag]outbound[/tag] [tag]filtering[/tag]. I guess a lot of people think that firewalls are there to protect the network from the Internet,…