Category Archives: Computer Security

My thoughts on eFail “vulnerability” with “PGP” s/mime etcetera…

This has to do with improper handling of HTML emails.  And is said that it could “expose plain text”.  The “attacker” needs to compose a message, which contains a malformed multi-part mime message, which they then encrypt, and they can then expose the plaintext of that message with some browsers which improperly handle these messages. […]

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News News News…

Really there isn’t a whole lot of news to put here.  Not a huge amount of stuff has really been going on here, or much with the whole overall business, but let’s look at what might be going on. LedgerSMB Matrix Synapse publicly installed Vector er Riot privately installed Note, not sure about a public […]

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New Topics?

Thinking of some new topics.  I will post a new “new topics” page each time I come up with some new ideas of what to write about: Previously considered topics: Adobe CS4 on El Capitan (still need to figure this out) Technical perspective on Activism stuff Sound working on new computer (got it working rather […]

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Setting up SUDO Gentoo

I had not been using SUDO on my testing server until just a little while ago (like less than a few hours).  I realized that this is a problem which I should fix, so I did.  Well mostly… Installing SUDO After trying to see what I had to do to get SUDO working correctly, I […]

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Securing Server (Part 1 of ?)

There was a recent link posted to YCombinator Hacker News titled “My First 10 Minutes on a Server” (Link to article, link post is here).  With seeing that it reminded me that I have meant to start working on securing the web test server (which is currently not web accessible). There are some things  mentioned […]

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The Onion Router (TOR)

I was asked about whether someone should be using The Onion Router (TOR) and I thought I would answer this as best I can here.  So let’s look at the 5Ws+H that I might ask about TOR. What? What is TOR?  Who? Who created TOR? Who is running TOR? Who needs to use TOR? Do […]

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