April 3rd, 2020 | 31 mins 17 secs
a cloud guru, andoird, block device, cloudfare, crypto, debian, device mapper, devops, dm-crypt, dm-zoned, encryption, exfat, filesystems, firmware, free software, fud, google, jupiter broadcasting, kernel module, linux 5.6, microsoft, networking, ntfs, ntfs-3g, nvme, open source, paragon software, raid, samba, samsung, seagate, security, shingled magnetic recording, smb, smr, ssd, sysadmin podcast, techsnap, ubuntu, western digital, windows, wireguard, zfs, zoned storage, zonefs
We take a look at Cloudflare's impressive Linux disk encryption speed-ups, and explore how zoned storage tools like dm-zoned and zonefs might help mitigate the downsides of Shingled Magnetic Recording.
February 21st, 2020 | 29 mins 36 secs
18.04, 18.04.4, a cloud guru, arc, benchmarks, cache, caching, clear linux, clear linux os, devops, filesystems, hamr, hard drives, hardware enablement, hdd, intel, jupiter broadcasting, l2arc, latency, linux, linux academy, linux desktop, lru, lts, maintenance release, mamr, microsoft, mobaxterm, performance, seagate, smr, storage, swupd, sysadmin podcast, techsnap, throughput, ubuntu, western digital, wifi, windows, wsl, zfs, zfs on linux, zol
We explore the potential of heat-assisted magnetic recording and get excited about a possibly persistent L2ARC.
January 24th, 2020 | 25 mins 9 secs
2600, a cloud guru, apollo, arm, bsd, captain crunch whistle, certificate validation, crypt32.dll, cryptoapi spoofing, cryptography, crystal method, cve-2020-0601, devops, ecc, elliptic curve cryptography, eternalblue, firewall, firewall appliance, hacking, iptables, john draper, jupiter broadcasting, linux, linux academy, microsoft, mitm, moon, nasa, national security administration, netgate, netgear, networking, nmap, nsa, opnsense, patch tuesday, patching, pf, pfsense, phreaking, quindar, quindar tones, rdp, rdp client, rdp gateway, routing, security, security gateway, space, sysadmin podcast, techsnap, telephony, unix, vpn, vulnerability, windows, windows 10, windows update, x86
We explore the latest round of Windows vulnerabilities and Jim shares his journey adding OPNsense to his firewall family.
October 4th, 2019 | 32 mins 5 secs
0-rtt, 188.8.131.52, 184.108.40.206, amd, amd ryzen, anonymity, canary, chrome, chrome canary, chromebook, chromebook support, cloudflare, cloudflare dns, cookies, cryptography, curl, devops, dns, dns-over-https, doh, duckduckgo, encryption, firefox, forwarding, google, google dns, google search, guardmi, http/3, https, incognito, ip, iptables, jupiter broadcasting, lenovo, lenovo chromebook, linux academy, man-in-the-middle, memory encryption, mitm, mmproxy, mozilla, network protocol, networking, privacy, proxy, public-key cryptography, quad-9, quantum computers, quantum computing, quantum supremacy, quic, quiche, region shifting, rust, ryzen pro, ryzen pro 3000, search engines, security updates, shor's algorithm, spdy, ssl, startmail, startpage, sysadmin podcast, tcp, tcp/ip, techsnap, tls, udp, vpn, warp, web proxy, windows, wireguard, wireguard vpn
We peer into the future with a quick look at quantum supremacy, debate the latest DNS over HTTPS drama, and jump through the hoops of HTTP/3.
August 23rd, 2019 | 50 mins 7 secs
amd, amd epyc, amd psp, amd rome, bluekeep, bluetooth, bruteforce, certificate lifespace, comet lake, cpu, cpu benchmarks, ctftool security, devops, encryption, entropy, ev certs, extended validation, https, ice lake, intel, intel me, jupiter broadcasting, knob, knob attack, memory encryption, rdp, security, sem, sev, sgx, ssl, ssl certifications, sysadmin podcast, techsnap, text services framework, tls, virtualization, vulnerabilities, windows, worms
It's CPU release season and we get excited about AMD's new line of server chips. Plus our take on AMD's approach to memory encryption, and our struggle to make sense of Intel's Comet Lake line.
June 11th, 2019 | 30 mins 47 secs
automatic updates, backups, bluekeep, brute force, devops, firewalls, goldbrute, hard drive, industrial control systems, internet worm, microsoft, nas, network security, nsa, out of support, password security, patching, patching policies, rdp, remote desktop, remote desktop protocol, rosewill, security, ssd, storage, supermicro, techsnap, terminal services, updates, vulnerabilities, wannacry, windows, windows update, windows xp, worm
We explore the risky world of exposed RDP, from the brute force GoldBrute botnet to the dangerously worm-able BlueKeep vulnerability.
March 28th, 2019 | 32 mins 33 secs
asus, asus live update firmware, asus malware, backdoor, badusb, bios, c runtime, cccleaner, command and control server, compiler, devops, fwupd, gigabyte, hardware manufacturers, intel management engine, ken thompson, linux, linux vendor firmware service, mac address, machine learning, malware, microcontroller, node, npm, package managers, pypi, python, reflections on trusting trust, shadowhammer, shadowpad, ssd firmware, supply chain, supply chain attacks, sysadmin podcast, techsnap, uefi, unsupervised learning, windows
We break down the ASUS Live Update backdoor and explore why these kinds of supply chain attacks are on the rise.
January 10th, 2019 | 26 mins 9 secs
active directory, aws, azure, azure sphere, azure stack, cloud, command line, devops, file sync, hybrid cloud, linux, microsoft, mssql, networking, powershell, powershell core, security, sysadmin podcast, techsnap, virtualization, vpc, vpn, windows
Wes is joined by a special guest to take a look back on the growth and development of Azure in 2018 and discuss some of its unique strengths.
August 16th, 2018 | 32 mins 31 secs
cabot, conpty, cpu, foreshadow, hyperthreading, inprivate, intel, l1 cache, l1 terminal fault, l1tf, meltdown, nagios, page tables, pty, sgx, sms, spectre, speculative execution, sysadmin podcast, techsnap, two factor auth, virtualization, windows, windows console
Microsoft’s making radical changes to Windows 10, and a new type of speculative execution attack on Intel’s processors is targeting cloud providers.