security

Meltdown and Spectre Mitigation removal

Some time ago I stumbled upon this Hacker News discussion on how disable Spectre mitigation. (For what Meltdown and Spectre is, refer to this article on 2018) It is sad to say but my Intel NUC centrino was slowed down a lot by these mitigation, and the same faith is shared by old Intel server. …

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Fail2Ban

On these days I decided to tune a bit my new shiny linux server box. I started to set up fail2ban. I think fail2ban is very imporant nowadays because it is a good example of a tool for slowing down attacks without closing your server too much. Fail2ban is a daemon: it wll monitor your …

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Why I am starting to avoid Facebook

Privacy is important: in the last days I have read the following on Slashdot: “A Facebook employee has given a tell-all interview with some very interesting things about Facebook's internals. Especially interesting are all the things relating to Facebook privacy. Basically, you don't have any. Nearly everything you’ve ever done on the site is recorded …

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WebDAV versus Sshfs

At Gioorgi.com we evaluted a internet file system common gateway for connecting network resources. We compared two solutions: a webdav file system and an ssh-fs file system. The solution should be viable via MacOSX and Linux, but also Windows support will be a plus. WebDAV Samba and NFS are for sure more fast and reliable, …

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TrueCrypt – Free Open-Source On-The-Fly Disk Encryption Software for Windows Vista/XP, Mac OS X and Linux

T r u e C r y p t Free open-source disk encryption software for Windows Vista/XP, Mac OS X, and Linux Main Features: Creates a virtual encrypted disk within a file and mounts it as a real disk. Encrypts an entire partition or storage device such as USB flash drive or hard drive. Encrypts …

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