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SMLR Episode 296 Monoculture is a cancer

Posted by Tom Lawrence on December 16, 2018 in Show-mp3, Show-ogg |
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Show 296

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Intro:

Tony Bemus, Tom Lawrence, Phil Porada and Jay LaCroix

Sound bites by Mike Tanner

Phils GitHub

https://github.com/pgporada

The LawrenceSystems YouTube Channel Where videos
https://www.youtube.com/user/TheTecknowledge

Jay’s Site

https://www.learnlinux.tv/

Tech News:

GNOME Devs Experiment with a Refreshed GTK & Icon Theme

https://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2018/12/adwaita-refresh-sneak-peek

Essential System Tools: Timeshift – Reliable system restore tool for Linux

https://www.linuxlinks.com/essential-system-tools-timeshift-reliable-system-restore-tool-linux/

With Its Switch to Chromium, Will Microsoft Edge Come to Linux?

https://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2018/12/microsoft-edge-for-linux-possible

The Often Overlooked Type of Key Management

https://www.reddit.com/r/networking/comments/a6i14h/nonnetworking_advice_key_managementstorage/

FreeBSD ZFS vs. Linux EXT4/Btrfs RAID With Twenty SSDs

https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=freebsd-12-zfs&num=1

Equifax breach was ‘entirely preventable’ had it used basic security measures, says House report

https://techcrunch.com/2018/12/10/equifax-breach-preventable-house-oversight-report/

Unpatched Apache Struts server

Plain text spreadsheet of random passwords left on a system

IDS not working because of an expired certificate

“Equifax did not see the data exfiltration because the device used to monitor [the vulnerable server’s] network traffic had been inactive for 19 months due to an expired security certificate,”

Tesla Model 3 Running Ubuntu

https://cleantechnica.com/2018/12/13/hacker-installs-linux-on-his-tesla-model-3/

NVIDIA PhysX, the most popular physics simulation engine on the planet, is going open source.

https://blogs.nvidia.com/blog/2018/12/03/physx-high-fidelity-open-source/

Tools for testing SSL Web Sites

https://github.com/trimstray/htrace.sh

VLC Software Developer and French Hacker Named Knights of the Order of Merit

http://www.lefigaro.fr/secteur/high-tech/2018/11/19/32001-20181119ARTFIG00222-un-developpeur-du-logiciel-vlc-et-un-hacker-francais-nommes-chevaliers-de-l-ordre-du-merite.php

Google Closing Earlier

https://www.blog.google/technology/safety-security/expediting-changes-google-plus/

https://donate.torproject.org/

https://www.torproject.org/about/findoc/2017-TorProject-Form990.pdf

The 2017 break down of funding looks like this:

$798,029 worth of funding from the US government-backed Radio Free Asia

$635,504 from the similarly US government-backed SRI International

$594,408 from the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA).

$548,151 from the US National Science Foundation (NSF)

  1. 123456 (Unchanged)
  2. password (Unchanged)
  3. sunshine (New)

https://gizmodo.com/the-25-most-popular-passwords-of-2018-will-make-you-fee-1831052705

https://opensource.com/article/18/12/linux-toy-tetris

 

https://blog.mozilla.org/blog/2018/12/06/goodbye-edge/

Microsoft is officially giving up on an independent shared platform for the internet. By adopting Chromium, Microsoft hands over control of even more of online life to Google.

 

https://www.reddit.com/r/sysadmin/comments/a6cclm/a_poem_about_working_from_home/

 

Document sprawl and Excel for passwords

https://github.com/bitwarden/cli

The Bitwarden CLI is a powerful, full-featured command-line interface (CLI) tool to access and manage a Bitwarden vault. The CLI is written with TypeScript and Node.js and can be run on Windows, macOS, and Linux distributions.

 

https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2018/12/supermicro-refutes-report-of-malicious-implants-with-audit/

“After a thorough examination and a range of functional tests, the investigative firm found absolutely no evidence of malicious hardware on SuperMicro motherboards,”

 

https://github.com/dyng/ctrlsf.vim

An ack/ag/pt/rg powered code search and view tool, takes advantage of Vim 8’s power to support asynchronous searching, and lets you edit file in-place with Edit Mode.

 

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