TechSNAP

Systems, Network, and Administration Podcast.

About the show

Systems, Network, and Administration Podcast. Every two weeks 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.

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Episodes

  • Episode 375: Surprise Root Access

    July 19th, 2018  |  35 mins 54 secs
    backdoor root, backup strategy, botnet, election systems & software, google cloud outage, iphone, mdm, sysadmin podcast, techsnap

    Google's Cloud Platform suffers an outage, and iPhones in India get owned after a very specific attack.

  • Episode 374: Quantum Resistant Encryption

    July 13th, 2018  |  47 mins 44 secs
    alter attack, cryptography, default ftp password, lte attack, mq-9 reaper, netgear, nighthawk r7000, post-quantum cryptography project, post-quantum resistance, quantum computing, qubits, sysadmin podcast, techsnap, timehop

    Good progress is being made on post-quantum resilient computing. We’ll explain how they’re achieving it, the risks facing traditional cryptography.

  • Episode 373: FreeBSD Already Does That

    July 5th, 2018  |  1 hr 35 mins
    it culture, server rack death, solar, stock exchange outage, sysadmin podcast, techsnap, ups failure

    Allan Jude and Wes sit-down for a special live edition of the TechSNAP program.

  • Episode 372: Logs and Metrics and Traces, Oh My!

    June 14th, 2018  |  36 mins 1 sec
    building observability tools, cassandra, eager, hive, lazy fpu, linux 4.6, mantis, netflix observability, sysadmin podcast, techsnap

    Netflix has learned the hard way how to utilize all the logs, we cover their lessons in their journey to build a fully observable system.

  • Episode 371: They Never Learn

    June 7th, 2018  |  44 mins 23 secs
    azure ad, datacenter, drupal, drupalgeddon2, drupalgeddonm, linux filesystem forensics, orkney, routersploit, sysadmin podcast, techsnap, ticketfly, underwater data center, vpnfilter, wordpress, zip slip vulnerability

    Microsoft puts a data center under the ocean, and they might be onto something. The Zip Slip vulnerability sneaks into your software, and VPNFilter turns out to be more complicated than first known.

  • Episode 370: Hidden in Plain Sight

    June 1st, 2018  |  51 mins 29 secs
    containerd, docker, gdpr, ghostery, git security vulnerability, google bug bounty, kubernetes, router malware, routing-protocol, signalling system 7, snoopsnitch, ss7, sysadmin podcast, techsnap, vpnfilter

    We explain how the much hyped VPNFilter malware actually works, and its rather surprising sophistication.

  • Episode 369: Another Pass at Bypass

    May 23rd, 2018  |  44 mins 43 secs
    ddos, dhcp flaw, electron exploit, meltdown, red hat, signal, spectre, speculative store bypass, sysadmin podcast, upnp, variant 4

    We’ll explain how Speculative Store Bypass works, and the new mitigation techniques that are inbound.

  • Episode 368: EFail Explained

    May 15th, 2018  |  36 mins 47 secs
    cfb gadgets, cisco webex, efail, encrypted emails, exfiltration channels, gnupg, hp-35, kubernetes, on-premises, openpgp, s/mime, sysadmin podcast

    The EFail hype-train has hit hypersonic speed, we’ll tap the breaks and explain who disclosed it, what it is, what it’s not, our recommendations, and early reactions.

  • Episode 367: FreeNAS Uber Build

    May 8th, 2018  |  37 mins 4 secs
    ecc, freenas, gpu, iot, logitech harmony hub, rowhammer, supermicro, sysadmin podcast, techsnap, unixsurplus, zfs memory requirements

    Our FreeNAS build is complete and Allan’s back to cover the final details. Plus the new GPU attack against Android phones, and a perfect example of poor IoT security.

  • Episode 366: Catching up with Allan

    May 2nd, 2018  |  48 mins 32 secs
    allan jude, benchmarking, chipsec, freebsd, honeypot, linuxfest northwest, micah lee, network bottlenecks, qnx, remote exploit, sysadmin podcast, techsnap, uefitool, volkswagen vulnerabilities, zfs compression

    We catch up with Allan Jude and he shares stories of hunting network bottlenecks, memories of old firewalls, and some classic ZFS updates.

  • Episode 365: The Unfixable Exploit

    April 24th, 2018  |  38 mins 54 secs
    atlanta ransomware, balena, chrome 66, docker, fresco logic fl2000, moby, nintendo switch, rtl-sdr, shofel2, spoofing cell networks, symantec ssls, sysadmin podcast, techsnap, tegra x1, vmware vulnerabilities, zabbix

    Hardware flaws that can’t be solved, human errors at the physical layer, and spoofing cellular networks with a $5 dongle.

  • Episode 364: The Case for Monitoring

    April 18th, 2018  |  37 mins 43 secs
    alternatives, collectd, icinga, metric collection, nagios, nagios downsides, nagios plugins, nagios remote plugin executor, nagios usage examples, netdata, nrpe, proactive maintenance, prometheus, sensu, server monitoring introduction, sysadmin podcast, techsnap, what to monitor

    We cover all the bases this week in our TechSNAP introduction to server monitoring.

  • Episode 363: Tips from the Top

    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.

  • Episode 362: Rebuilding it Better

    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.

  • Episode 361: It's All in the Log

    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.

  • Episode 360: AMD Flaws Explained

    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..