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.
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.
November 30th, 2017 | 1 hr 39 mins
We say farewell to Dan, but don't despair, we've still got a ton of great topics to cover as we say goodbye. We compare the handling of recent data breaches at imgur & DJI, share some in-depth guides on beefing up your security posture & much more!
November 20th, 2017 | 1 hr 17 mins
We get depressed over new stats confirming our worst fears about the huge number of outdated & unpatched android systems. Github wants to help you stay secure with their new Security Alerts feature. We discuss what it needs to be relevant & more!
November 18th, 2017 | 1 hr 52 mins
Jails, zones & linux containers. Dan shares his years of experience using FreeBSD jails. Wes breaks down cgroups, namespaces & explains how they come together to create a container. Plus we discuss similarities, differences, workflows & more!
November 8th, 2017 | 1 hr 18 mins
We’ve got the disturbing tale of some negligent websites & their fraudulent fonts. Then, some top tips to evaluate the security of your banking institutions & best practices for verbal passwords. Plus, a discussion of opsec, obfuscation, security & you!
October 31st, 2017 | 1 hr 27 mins
We've got some top tips to turn you from ssh-novice to port-forwarding master. Plus the latest on the confusing story of Kaspersky, the NSA & a bone-headed contractor. Then, our backup sense is tingling, with the story of $30,000 lost to a forgotten pin.
October 24th, 2017 | 1 hr 41 mins
We air Microsoft's dirty laundry as news leaks about their less than stellar handling of a security database breach, plus a fascinating story of deceit, white lies, and tacos, so-called-smart cards might not be so smart & more!
October 17th, 2017 | 1 hr 8 mins
The KRACK hack takes the world by storm; Plus, third party access to your personal information through some US mobile carriers. Then the ongoing debate over HAMR, MAMR & take a mini deep dive into the world of elliptic curve cryptography.
October 12th, 2017 | 1 hr 49 mins
We try spycraft with a set of espionage themed stories covering everything from the latest troubles at Kaspersky to the implications of responsible disclosure at the NSA, a fascinating discussion of the ethics of running a data breach search service.
October 5th, 2017 | 1 hr 14 mins
We cover the problematic implications of SESTA, plus some PR troubles for CBS's Showtime after cryptocoin mining software was found embedded in their webpage & why tape-powered backups are still important for many large organizations.
September 27th, 2017 | 1 hr 7 mins
Distrustful US allies further delay the NSA’s new crypto, Viacom’s leaky buckets almost expose its entire IT infrastructure, plus a few more Equifax mishaps & a government spyware tool that might just be masquerading as your favorite app.
September 19th, 2017 | 1 hr 23 mins
That Equifax hack? So last week! This weeks vulnerability is BlueBorne, a new attack on just about every bluetooth capable device. Plus some favorite overlooked shell commands, a breakdown of the ACLUs lawsuit to protect your rights at the border & more!