The Equifax breach is a big deal. There are things you need to do right now to protect yourself.
I’ve been using CrashPlan for Home for about five years. Alas, their Home product is being discontinued, and people who want to keep using CrashPlan will need to pay 2-3 times as much to switch to their Small Business service. I’m not willing to pay that much. Before using CrashPlan, I implemented my own backup… Read More »
Where I work, we have employees who use (in decreasing order of popularity) Mac OS, Windows, and Linux as their desktop computers. We’ve deployed a large, complex remote administration / MDM application for managing the Mac OS and Windows desktops. It’s big and complicated and difficult to maintain. It does much more than we will… Read More »
The best way to configure Ubuntu for an encrypted root filesystem is to tell the installer to do it when you’re installing the operating system. It’s complicated, and smart people have put a lot of effort into making the installer know how to do it properly. Having said that, if you’re an experienced Linux sysadmin… Read More »
I was victimized by GameStop’s security breach back in October, and again now. I hope it puts them out of business.
Migrating all of your 2fa codes to a new smartphone is a huge pain. Here’s one way you can make it easier.
LiveJournal recently changed their Terms of Service. Many people are unwilling to accept the new Terms of Service. Some people even find them so unacceptable that they want to delete their LiveJournal accounts. The only way to delete one’s LiveJournal account is via the Account Status page. Unfortunately, it’s impossible to access that page without… Read More »
I run my own mail server, which means that there are hackers trying 24×7 to break into the server by connecting to my SMTP or IMAP server and trying to guess the username and password of one of the accounts on it. They send username / password guesses to the server over and over, essentially… Read More »
Synology’s DiskStation software supports the use of Let’s Encrypt to install free, automatically renewing SSL certificates in your NAS. This page explains how to set it up. This is awesome. The Let’s Encrypt service verifies that you are entitled to an SSL certificate for the host name of your NAS by connecting to port 80 on the NAS and… Read More »
Passport Parking’s pay-by-phone service charges exorbitant fees, doesn’t inform customers about the fees up-front, makes it hard to obtain a refund, issues refunds slowly, has a broken web app, and has poor security.