Systems, Network, and Administration Podcast.

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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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  • Episode 350: Trials of TLS

    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.

  • Episode 349: All Natural Namespaces

    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.

  • Episode 348: Server Neglect

    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.

  • Episode 347: A Farewell to Dan | TechSNAP 347

    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!

  • Episode 346: Neutral Nets | TechSNAP 346

    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    We get depressed over new stats confirming our worst fears about the huge number of outdated & unpatched android systems.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!

  • Episode 345: Namespaces GOTO Jail | TechSNAP 345

    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!

  • Episode 344: SSL Strippers | TechSNAP 344

    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!

  • Episode 343: Low Security Pillow Storage | TechSNAP 343

    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.

  • Episode 342: Cloudy with a chance of ABI | TechSNAP 342

    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!

  • Episode 341: HAMR Time | TechSNAP 341

    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.

  • Episode 340: Spy Tapes | TechSNAP 340

    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.

  • Episode 339: Laying Internet Pipe | TechSNAP 339

    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.

  • Episode 338: Patch Your S3it | TechSNAP 338

    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.

  • Episode 337: FCC’s Free Offsite Storage | TechSNAP 337

    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!

  • Episode 336: Equihax | TechSNAP 336

    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.

  • Episode 335: Extended Usefulness | TechSNAP 335

    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.