TechSNAP

Systems, Network, and Administration Podcast. Every week TechSNAP covers the stories that impact those of us in the tech industry, and all of us that follow it. Every episode we dedicate a portion of the show to answer audience questions, discuss best practices, and solving your problems.

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      Episode 364: The Case for Monitoring


      We cover the all the bases this week in our TechSNAP introduction to server monitoring.

      Why you should monitor, what you should monitor, the basics of Nagios, the biggest drawbacks of Nagios, it’s alternatives, and our lessons learned from the trenches.

      Sponsored By:

      • iXSystems: Get a system purpose built for you. Promo Code: Tell them we sent you!
      • Ting: Save $25 off a device, or get $25 in service credits! Promo Code: Visit t...


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      Episode 363: Tips from the Top


      Getting started or getting ahead in IT is a moving target, so we’ve crowd sourced some of the best tips and advice to help.

      Plus a tricky use of zero-width characters to catch a leaker, a breakdown of the new BranchScope attack, and a full post-mortem of the recent Travis CI outage.

      Sponsored By:

      • Digital Ocean: Apply our promo snapocean after you create your account, and get a $10 credit. Promo Code: snapocean
      • Ting: Save $25 off a device, or get $25 in s...


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      Episode 362: Rebuilding it Better


      It’s a TechSNAP introduction to Terraform, a tool for building, changing, and versioning infrastructure safely and efficiently.

      Plus a recent spat of data leaks suggest a common theme, Microsoft’s self inflicted Total Meltdown flaw, and playing around with DNS Rebinding attacks for fun.

      Sponsored By:

      • Digital Ocean: Apply our promo snapocean after you create your account, and get a $10 credit. Promo Code: snapocean

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      • The Under Armour Hac...


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      Episode 361: It's All in the Log


      Embarrassing flaws get exposed when the logs get reviewed, Atlanta city government gets shut down by Ransomware, and the cleverest little Android malware you’ll ever meet.

      Plus we go from a hacked client to a Zero-day discovery, answer some questions, ask a few, and more!

      Sponsored By:

      • Digital Ocean: Apply our promo snapocean after you create your account, and get a $10 credit. Promo Code: snapocean
      • Ting: Save $25 off a device, or get $25 in service c...


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      Episode 360: AMD Flaws Explained


      We cut through the noise and explain in clear terms what’s really been discovered. The botched disclosure of flaws in AMD products has overshadowed the technical details of the vulnerabilities, and we aim to fix that..

      Plus another DNS Rebinding attack is in the wild and stealing Ethereum, Microsoft opens up a new bug bounty program, Expedia gets hacked, and we perform a TechSNAP checkup.

      Sponsored By:

      • iXSystems: Get a system purpose built for you. Promo Code: T...


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       2018-03-22  29m
       
       

      Episode 359: Netflix’s Dark Capacity


      Netflix has a few tricks we can learn from, and the story of clever malware that was operating undetected since 2012.

      Plus we discuss Let's Encrypt’s Wildcard support and explain what ACME v2 is.

      Then we detail the bad position Samba 4 admins are in, and the real cause of these recent 1.7Tbps DDoS attacks.

      Sponsored By:

      • Ting: Save $25 off a device, or get $25 in service credits! Promo Code: Visit techsnap.ting.com
      • Digital Ocean: Apply our p...


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       2018-03-16  31m
       
       

      Episode 358: A Future Without Servers


      The term serverless gets thrown around a lot, but what does it really mean? What are the benefits and the drawbacks? It’s a TechSNAP introduction to Serverless Architecture.

      Plus new research with ideas to dramatically improve private web browsing, the growing problem of tracking security vulnerabilities with CVE’s, and much more!

      Sponsored By:

      • Digital Ocean: Apply our promo snapocean after you create your account, and get a $10 credit. Promo Code: sna...


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       2018-03-01  36m
       
       

      Episode 357: The Return of Spectre


      New variants, bad patches, busted microcode and devastated performance. It’s a TechSNAP Meltdown and Spectre check up.

      Plus Tesla gets hit by Monero Cryptojacking, and a dating site that matches people based on their bad passwords…. So we gave it a go!

      Sponsored By:

      • iXSystems: Get a system purpose built for you. Promo Code: Tell them we sent you!
      • Ting: Save $25 off a device, or get $25 in service credits! Promo Code: Visit tec...


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       2018-02-22  31m
       
       

      Episode 356: The Concern with Containers


      The problems containers can’t solve, nasty security flaws in Skype and Telegram, and Cisco discovers they have a bigger issue on their hands then first realized.

      And the latest jaw-dropping techniques to extract data from air-gapped systems.

      Sponsored By:

      • Ting: Save $25 off a device, or get $25 in service credits! Promo Code: Visit techsnap.ting.com
      • Digital Ocean: Apply our promo snapocean after you create your account, and get a $10 credit. Promo Code: s...


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       2018-02-15  37m
       
       

      Episode 355: Operation FreeNAS Rescue


      We save our FreeNAS Mini from the edge, and perform an emergency migration to much larger hardware.

      Plus 12 tips for secure authentication, the future of network security where there is no LAN, a botnet exploiting Android ADB, and your questions.

      Sponsored By:

      • iXSystems: Get a system purpose built for you. Promo Code: Tell them we sent you!
      • Ting: Save $25 off a device, or get $25 in service credits! Promo Code: Visit techsnap.ting.com
      • Digital...


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       2018-02-08  40m