Posts Tagged: security

Firesheep for Android Faceniff

A good friend of a coworker posted about a new android app called Faceniff. It will sniff traffic on the current wireless network for passwords – just like Firesheep. Except it runs on an android-powered device. Check it out here

ip6tables and automatic IPV6 addressing

Over the weekend, I switched VPS providers from Slicehost to Linode. I requested an IPV6 address for my server (and got one within 2 minutes of my ticket!) and this morning sat down to set up some firewall rules. After setting up the rules, however, I found that the IPV6 address was no longer being… Read more »

Linux Chromium and personal identity certificates

I’ve recently switched to using Chromium as my default browser in Ubuntu.  I have a personal certificate provided by StartSSL that is actually required to log in to my StartSSL Control panel.  When I went to import my certificate to Chromium, I was redirected to this not so intuitive page: http://code.google.com/p/chromium/wiki/LinuxCertManagement Awesome! Another manual procedure for Linux… Read more »

Setting up key-based authentication for SSH

So you’ve got yourself a nice fancy server running Linux, but you want to make sure access to your server is secure as possible.  What do you do?  Easy – configure your server to use key-based authentication. First off, you need to generate yourself a keypair.  Each computer that you will use to access your… Read more »

Virtual Apache/FTP Hosting with forced FTP over SSL in Ubuntu 10.04

This solution will provide a virtual hosting solution using Virtual Name-Based Apache, and vsftpd with virtual users and forced SSL Connections. EDIT: I changed the VSFTPD daemon to run as www-data instead so the virtual directories could be written to by apache. First, we must install the necessary packages: apt-get update apt-get install vsftpd mysql-server… Read more »