Ah, backups… What a nice boring topic! Everyone agrees on the fact that a strong backup procedure is mandatory for any computer (server, workstation, PDA or anything else which carry data). But lot of us also agree to say that backup are so boring to perform and, even more, maintain!
Is there a way to make your Windows environment certainly not bullet-proof but stronger enough against attacks? A few weeks ago, Microsoft released an interesting add-on called EMET for its Windows operating systems range. EMET stands for “Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit” and is designed to increase the security of your
During my holidays, I finally took the time to finish to read the book “IT Inventory and Resources Management with OCS Inventory NV 1.02” which covers the application with the same name. Even if the inventory of devices connected to a network is primarily a system administration task, it has
Years after years, OpenSSH became the default SSH daemon on most of UNIX environments as well as other systems. It offers a lot of features which make it terribly customizable and powerful. For a while, the ‘Match” keyword appeared in the list of directives. It allows conditional blocks of configuration
This is a long story… but it is finally solved thanks to the developers of the BackTrack distribution! For a long time, I used a good old Orinoco PCMCIA card to play around with WiFi networks. But it died and I was looking for a brand new toy. After reviewing
For a long time ago, I did not write about OpenBSD which remains one of my favorite operating system. The last version (4.7) was released in May and introduced, as usual, a lot of interesting changes. OpenBSD comes of course with it’s own firewall called pf (“packet filter“). Plenty of
A quick and dirty tip if you need to keep a Windows workstation or server console unlocked. This can be required for several purposes, good or bad. In my case, I’m working on a workstation to access network resources. I don’t have a login and cannot know the local password.
The brand new firmware for the iPhone announced by Apple a few weeks ago is publicly available since yesterday. Called “iOS4” (special dedicace for cisco.com), it includes more than 100 new features like multitasking, folders, etc. I won’t review them here, there are multiple complete reviews already available online. Google
BlackHat Europe is at our doors! I’ll flight to Barcelona on Sunday evening. Just enough time (amongst other things) to prepare my laptop against the “Jungle”. Today, you can’t attend a security conference without a laptop and some Internet connectivity. To take notes, to visit websites reported during talks, to
Some news have been disclosed about the next release of Ubuntu called “Lucid Lynx“. This new distribution is logically planned for April 2010 and will introduce, amongst a long list of new features, the “desktop socialization”. Mark Shuttleworth, the founder of Ubuntu, explained in an interview that the desktop will