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.
September 5th, 2017 | 1 hr 35 mins
We're extending your filesystems usefulness with extended attributes! We learn what they are & how they might be useful. Plus, we take a look behind the scenes of a major spambot operation & check in with Bruce Schneier on the state of internet privacy.
August 29th, 2017 | 1 hr 24 mins
We discuss, and struggle to pronounce, the difficulties in deploying HTTP public key pinning & some possible alternatives you should consider. Then we get excited for (n+1)sec & explore the nuances of setting up home VPN gateway!
August 25th, 2017 | 1 hr 34 mins
We take a trip to the ends of the earth and hear stories of tech support in Antarctica, cover a surprisingly reasonable new suggested standard for responsible disclosure, discuss Kreb's adventures in the world of deep-insert credit card skimmers & more!
August 16th, 2017 | 1 hr 28 mins
With some new card skimmer tech that’s more reason to watch your wallet at the pump, a few tips for postgres migrations & Dan dives deep into his quest for the ultimate boot and nuke experience.
Plus your feedback, a fantastic round-up & so much more!
August 8th, 2017 | 1 hr 24 mins
We discuss just how hard, or not, responsible disclosure really is, share some sad news about the status of BTRFS on RHEL, a few more reasons to use ZFS.
Then, we find out if our passwords have been cracked, reveal Dan’s password hashes live & more!
August 2nd, 2017 | 1 hr 21 mins
Dan finds a story of a major data leak isn't quite what it seems, a new Talos report that shows a large number of unpatched & unprotected memcached servers. Plus, between some excellent feedback & Dan's adventures, we've got a itty bitty ZFS deep dive.
July 25th, 2017 | 1 hr 21 mins
Some mysterious mac malware that's been lurking for years, a new tool to help you monitor, backup and generally work with your DNS infrastructure & possibly more problems for Symantec, the certificate authority who just can't seem to get things right.
July 18th, 2017 | 1 hr 36 mins
The recent ‘Devil’s Ivy’ vulnerability has caused quite a rash in the security journalism community. We discuss. Plus you’ve heard of public key encryption, but what lies beyond? We cover some possible alternatives and the problem of identity & more!
July 12th, 2017 | 1 hr 43 mins
GNUPG has just released a fix for a dangerous side-channel attack, a leak of NASDAQ test data was picked up by real news organizations and caused a bit of a panic, a security researched who managed to take over all .io domains & more!
July 4th, 2017 | 1 hr 36 mins
A new satellite broadband ISP has approval to serve the US, UK Law enforcement claims that visiting the dark web is a potential sign of terrorism & a Krebs’ deep dive into the wild world of robocalls. Plus Dan’s latest Let’s Encrypt updates & more!
June 27th, 2017 | 1 hr 21 mins
We go to air just as a massive cyberattack strikes Europe, Google stops reading your email, well sorta maybe & we discuss the latest debate over US government access to overseas data.
Plus some fantastic feedback, a robust roundup & so much more!
June 20th, 2017 | 1 hr 42 mins
We’ve got the latest on the ‘Stack Crash’ vulnerability affecting UNIX OSes. Plus thanks to a recent RNC data leak we’ve got your name, address, birthday & a lot more personal information! Then Dan does a deep dive on his DNS infrastructure & more!
June 14th, 2017 | 1 hr 38 mins
Peanut butter, taps & a new library that's the source of all truth. Then the story of Britney Spears latest career move: controlling botnets through Instagram comments & Dan teaches us about steganography and how it helped catch an NSA leaker.
June 6th, 2017 | 1 hr 37 mins
We discuss who really controls the internet & just how centralized and potentially vulnerable it has become. Plus the latest security letdowns from Windows 10, the story of a questionably ethical hacker & Zomato's data breach & so much more!
May 30th, 2017 | 1 hr 24 mins
Not only is the UK leaving the Eurozone, they’re starting their own internet with more surveillance! Then some top tips on getting recruited by the Israeli NSA & the details of some new WannaCry wannabes that may be infecting a windows server near you.