In these post Edward Snowden days, and with that, for the moving all internet standards to be encrypted end-to-end:
There is soon to be a new (freely available?) CA?
Here is some recent good comment from our maillist:
Jason-I wrote: Have folks heard of this?
Let’s Encrypt is a new Certificate Authority
Yes. . . . → Read More: A New (security) Certificate Authority
Our monthly (“talks”) meeting refuge has long been quietly known for a famed Falcon delicacy that fits well alongside the Linux discussions and real ale. That delicacy is unique to them alone for that high part of the city. Yae! And the delicacy is…
The Scotch Egg!
And now… Some of the . . . → Read More: El Reg Discovers: The Falcon Delicacy, Continental Style!
The scene is set late at night and a failing hard disk has forced the filesystem on a very remote server to go read-only. The server RAM fills and the system steadily jams up. There are two ssh terminals open. Any command such as “ls” or “umount -l” or “mount” or “reboot” all return the . . . → Read More: What?! No Reset Button! – No hands remote fix of a jammed server…
NTP DDoS STILL Ongoing
A few years later and there is still an old time DDoS lingering on abusing part of the NTP protocol:
This DDoS abuses the “ntpdc monlist” command to generate a DDoS “Amplification Attack” All this has been long ago known and long ago fixed 2010/04/24: ntp.org – Amplification Attack using ntpdc . . . → Read More: An old time NTP DDoS lingering on
What’s with looking 24 years ahead?
How many computer or control systems are still going to be running in 24 years time?…
Surprisingly, more equipment than might be first imagined…
Hence what has been termed the “unix millennium ‘bug’” is being seriously considered and fixed now.
To explain all about the unix ‘y2038’, there is . . . → Read More: 24 Years Hence – y2038