Systems, Network, and Administration Podcast. Every week TechSNAP covers the stories that impact those of us in the tech industry, and all of us that follow it. Every episode we dedicate a portion of the show to answer audience questions, discuss best practices, and solving your problems.
April 12th, 2018 | 35 mins 13 secs
branchscope attack, how to get a sysadmin job, it career tips, post-mortem, sysadmin podcast, techsnap, things to learn, travis ci outage, zero-width characters
Getting started or getting ahead in IT is a moving target, so we’ve crowd sourced some of the best tips and advice to help.
April 5th, 2018 | 35 mins 11 secs
cloudformation, infrastructure as code, myfitnesspal, panera bread leak, secuirty news, sysadmin podcast, techsnap, terraform hcl, terraform introduction, total meltdown, under armour hack
It’s a TechSNAP introduction to Terraform, a tool for building, changing, and versioning infrastructure safely and efficiently.
March 29th, 2018 | 32 mins 49 secs
android malware, apfs encryption, atlanta ransomware, etcd, giovanni collazo, macos high sierra, plaintext password, shodan, sysadmin podcast, techsnap, zero-day exploit
Embarrassing flaws get exposed when the logs get reviewed, Atlanta city government gets shut down by Ransomware, and the cleverest little Android malware you’ll ever meet.
March 22nd, 2018 | 29 mins 9 secs
amd platform security processor, amd psp, epyc, ethereum dns rebinding attack, expedia, fallout, firefox master password, orbitz, rdp vulnerability, ryzenfall, sysadmin podcast, techsnap
We cut through the noise and explain in clear terms what’s really been discovered. The botched disclosure of flaws in AMD products has overshadowed the technical details of the vulnerabilities, and we aim to fix that..
March 15th, 2018 | 31 mins 49 secs
acme, amplification attack, aws, cisco hardcoded password, cve 2018-1057, ddos, fail2ban replacement, let’s encrypt, netflix, project nimble, s3scanner, samba 4, slingshot, sysadmin podcast, techsnap, wildcard ssl
Netflix has a few tricks we can learn from, and the story of clever malware that was operating undetected since 2012.
March 1st, 2018 | 36 mins 28 secs
apple, aws, cloud storage, cve tracking, devops, encryption, icloud, iron.io, lambda, open-lambda, openwhisk, private browsing, pwned passwords, serverless architecture, sysadmin podcast, techsnap, troy hunt, veil
The term serverless gets thrown around a lot, but what does it really mean? What are the benefits and the drawbacks? It’s a TechSNAP introduction to Serverless Architecture.
February 22nd, 2018 | 31 mins 53 secs
firefox lockdown, ibrs, indirect branch restricted speculation, inspec, kernel page table isolation, kpti, meltdown, patch status, pcid, process context identifier, spectre, tesla cryptojacking, windows analytics
New variants, bad patches, busted microcode and devastated performance. It’s a TechSNAP Meltdown and Spectre check up.
February 15th, 2018 | 37 mins 23 secs
air-gapped, asa, blockchain, cisco, containers, docker, microsoft did, remote code execution, skype update flaw, sysadmin podcast, techsnap, telegram zero-day, xml parser
The problems containers can’t solve, nasty security flaws in Skype and Telegram, and Cisco discovers they have a bigger issue on their hands then first realized.
February 8th, 2018 | 40 mins 13 secs
adb.miner, best practices, beyondcorp, freenas, freenas migration, google security, lsi, monero, network security, supermicro, sysadmin podcast, techsnap, wordpress, zfs, zpool
We save our FreeNAS Mini from the edge, and perform an emergency migration to much larger hardware.
February 1st, 2018 | 51 mins 59 secs
802.1x, autosploit, autosploit review, docker swarm, iscsi explained, portainer, psad, securing wordpress, shodan, simple network authentication, sysadmin podcast, techsnap, vlan, wordpress
AutoSploit has the security industry in a panic, so we give it a go. To our surprise we discover systems at the DOD, Amazon, and other places vulnerable to this automated attack. We’ll tell you all about it, and what these 400 lines of Python known as AutoSploit really do.
January 25th, 2018 | 43 mins 8 secs
ai, ansible, bpf, checkpoint, chronicle, dnsfs, introduction to kubernetes, kubernetes, kubernetes explained, project zero, sysadmin podcast, techsnap
We introduce you to Kubernetes, what problems it solves, why everyone is talking about it, and where it came from. Also who shouldn’t be using Kubernetes, and the problems you can run into when scaling it.
January 22nd, 2018 | 36 mins 40 secs
android malware, ansible vs chef, cm, configuration management for the desktop, configuration management introduction, lenovo backdoor, samsam, sysadmin podcast, techsnap
And start using configuration management. Embrace reproducibility of systems, and streamlined management with TechSNAP’s introduction to Configuration Management.
January 11th, 2018 | 41 mins 43 secs
backdoor, coordinated disclosure, freebsd, kaiser, kpti, macos high sierra, meltdown, pcid, perfmon, performance, pti, side-channel attack, spectre, speculative execution, sysadmin podcast, sysinternals, techsnap, ubuntu, wd my cloud
The types of workloads that will see the largest performance impacts from Meltdown, tools to test yourself, and the outlook for 2018.
Plus a concise breakdown of Meltdown, Spectre, and side-channel attacks like only TechSNAP can.
December 29th, 2017 | 50 mins 43 secs
alteryx, aws s3 buckets, dji s3 bucket, ibm 1401, netflix, openssl, security monkey, server message block, smb, ssl, storagecrypter, tls 1.3, traffic analysis, upguard
A deep dive into some SMB fundamentals and practical tips to stay on top of suspicious network traffic.
December 21st, 2017 | 50 mins
botlogs, botnets, containers, fireeye, ieee 802.1ab, linux, malware, network namespace, robot attack, routing, sysadmin podcast, techsnap, triton, virtual ethernet devices, vrf, wannacry, wannacry killswitch, wireguard
Network Namespaces have been around for a while, but there may be be some very practical ways to use them that you’ve never considered. Wes does a deep dive into a very flexible tool.
December 14th, 2017 | 49 mins 13 secs
botnet, freenas upgrade, hp keylogger, krebsonsecurity, mirai, openzfs, process doppelgänging, synaptics touchpad driver, syntp.sys, zwclose
Authors of one of the most infamous botnets of all time get busted, researchers discover keyloggers built into HP Laptops, the major HomeKit flaw no one is talking about, and the new version of FreeNAS packs a lot of features for a point release.