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.
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!
September 12th, 2017 | 1 hr 28 mins
Equifax got hacked, some top tips for staying safe & a debate over just who's to blame for vulnerable open source software. Then Google's breaking up with Symantec & we take a little time for Sysadmin 101, this time, ticketing systems.
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.