Tag archive for "security"

Security is like onions, it has layers. Onions have layers. Security has layers. People sometimes have different opinions on which things are more relevant for security, or less.

I run multiple desktop environments, and they all come with their own screen locking tool. Sometimes I want to unlock a system remotely, that means from the command line. The script below can unlock mate, gnome and i3lock. more

I recently added OTP authentication using pam_google_authenticator.so to most of my machines. It's non-trivial to set up, especially if you have system users with limited capabilities that need to be able to log in non-interactively, but all in all it feels good to have a little more security. When logging … more

When Firefox always redirects local sites to https change the following setting in about:config more

SSH over tor

2019-11

Using SSH over tor has some benefits, and some downsides. I'll try to explain what they are and how to implement SSH over tor. more

Bad: Licensing, Data leak, Password security, Accounting, DB integrity and Float arithmetic. Donations: 16zN9HGvB7fBmfWgysWpJ5wTNUf82fFDNN No BTC? 2020-04-16 Bitcoin24 and Corona Virus Who would have thought... seven years later and there are still things happening around Bitcoin24. The refund effort started by Jeff has made slow, steady progress over the years … more

Several places recommend to block the WordPress admin area with a password. While this certainly is a good idea, implementing it properly is non-trivial. One of the problems is that the WordPress Ajax handler script is located in the admin directory. So password-protecting the admin area will break all Ajax … more