Naturally I procrastinated too much to write anything about EMF 2016, but since I’m going again in 2018 I though I’d write a little of what I remember for comparison later.
My friends had been to EMF 2014 and convinced me to go with them in 2016, and I’m really glad they did. It was an awesome 3 days!
Continue reading “EMF 2016 Retrospective”
Troy Hunt has updated the haveibeenpwned list of pwned passwords, which now contains a staggering 517 million compromise passwords (as SHA1 hashes).
Continue reading “Have You Been Pwned: Update 2”
e-mail accounts are a pretty serious single point of failure, more so than I think most people ever consider. Recovery accounts and 2 factor authentication help (if you have them setup), but there is a new option that a lot of people won’t know about. email address aliases.
Continue reading “Securing Your e-mail Account”
CloudFlare had a great April Fools Day joke, they were creating two new public DNS servers. Except it wasn’t a joke, they have really created them, with highly memorable addresses:
Ok, so IPV6 addresses aren’t as memorable…
Continue reading “Good Guy CloudFlare”
Troy Hunt has updated the haveibeenpwned list of pwned passwords, which now contains a staggering 501 million compromise passwords (as SHA1 hashes). It now also includes a count of how many time that password has been found, so you can see just how poor your password choices are!
Continue reading “Have You Been Pwned: Update”
I wrote a post in February called Linux Server Pulling Sextuple Duty, describing all the things I use a Linux server for. I said that I would write a guide on how to set it up, since I was always breaking things and needed a guide myself. I have now broken my server so many times that I am pretty good at getting a new one going again. So here is
part one of my setup guide s. Continue reading “Linux Server Setup”
GitHub is a great place for anyone doing software development. If there is anything you are trying to do that anyone else might have thought about doing at some point in the past, it probably exists on GitHub.
Continue reading “GitHub Saved Me – ESP WiFi Manager”
After using the Raven theme for a while, because I like dark themes, I have gone back to the standard WordPress 2017 theme. Mostly because it had a dark option. It also doesn’t look terrible, which the Raven theme kind of did. Continue reading “Theme Changes and Optimization”
I am a bit of a sucker for buying nice shiny things when it comes to tech. I have been wanting a triple monitor setup for a while, along with higher refresh rates and G-Sync (my graphics card is a GTX 1060). Since it was Amazon prime day and they had no good monitor deals, I bought an AOC G2460PG from Aria.co.uk. Continue reading “G-Sync: The Best Thing Since SSD’s?”
Have you been pwned? Troy Hunt, a security researcher at Microsoft has set up a great project called “haveibeenpwned” so you can find out. You can use the website to search for an e-mail address and see if they have been included in past data breaches. You can also sign up to be notified of future breaches too. If your e-mail has been found, it will tells you what data has been leaked, such as poorly hashed passwords. My results (for my generic sign-up email) are below. The Adobe and LastFM password leaks are a serious concern since MD5 is no longer considered a secure hashing algorithm. Oops. Continue reading “Have You Been Pwned?”