Tag Archives: security

Adding the Brain as Digital Attack Surface

This is approximately the worst idea ever. Yeah, yeah, everyone knew it was going to happen.  Everyone knows that someone, somewhere is going to push the cyborg thing, but you’ll find me forever au naturale.  I won’t even buy a … Continue reading

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Troubleshooting DLNA Discovery: Plex Media Server on a KVM/QEMU Emulated Fedora 22 Server

TL;DR:  If you’re running a Plex Media Server in a guest domain on a KVM/QEMU/libvirt-based hypervisor platform, make sure that the bridge you use to provide network access to the guest domain (such as macvtap) is configured in the host … Continue reading

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Text-Only Web Browsing

In case anyone wanted a recommendation for a browser, mine is the classic GNU software: Lynx.  You can install it in Fedora 22 (or CentOS/RHEL) by merely commanding: dnf install lynx And you can access it straight from the command … Continue reading

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John McAfee: Exemplar of the Stereotypical Angry IT Nerd

Man, McAfee sure comes across as a pompous ass in this article, no?  Maybe he wrote it when he was having a particularly bad day…or something, but clearly, the purpose of his article was to inform others of how awesome … Continue reading

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Unreasonably Bad Design: Computerized Vehicles Edition

The Disaster I know I’m not the only systems engineer out there who has been disturbed by the obviously idiotic designs going into our planes, trains (probably), and automobiles (Update: Corvette, too is designing their vehicles with similar flaws). Here’s … Continue reading

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The NSA is a Disaster

I don’t have too much to add to this subject, but I feel obligated to say something.  The story to which I will link is old news, but it’s just part of the constant flow of revelations about the extent … Continue reading

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The System Defense Stack

Rationale I have scoured the Internet far and wide and found nothing similar to what is in my head regarding this topic, so I thought I’d provide the above as my conceptual map for system defense (not incident detection and … Continue reading

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