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.
The comics aggregator is now accessed over SSL at the new URL https://comics.kamens.us/.
There has been a recent Linode security breach. Check if you’re affected!
I’ve seen several people recently discussing how LastPass protects your LastPass master password and your encrypted site password data (a.k.a., your vault). If what some of those people were saying were true, then LastPass wouldn’t be as secure as I thought it was. This gave me pause, since I use LastPass to store all my… Read More »