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 351: Performance Meltdown


      The types of workloads that will see the largest performance impacts from Meltdown, tools to test yourself, and the outlook for 2018.

      Plus a concince breakdown of Meltdown, Spectre, and side-channel attacks like only TechSNAP can.

      Then we run through the timeline of events, and the scuttlebut of so called coordinated disclosure. We also discuss yet another security issue in macOS High Sierra, a backdoor in popular storage appliances, your questions, and...


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      Episode 350: Trials of TLS


      The trials and tribulations of the long journey to TLS 1.3, and the “middleware” that’s keeping us from having nice things. Plus a pack of Leaky S3 bucket stories and the data that was exposed.

      Then we do a deep dive into some SMB fundamentals and practical tips to stay on top of suspicious network traffic.

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      Episode 349: All Natural Namespaces


      Network Namespaces have been around for a while, but there may be be some very practical ways to use them that you’ve never considered. Wes does a deep dive into a very flexible tool.

      Plus what might be the world’s most important killswitch, the real dollar values for stolen credentials and the 19 year old attack that’s back.

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      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 cre...


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      Episode 348: Server Neglect


      Authors of one of the most infamous botnets of all time get busted, researchers discover keyloggers built into HP Laptops, the major HomeKit flaw no one is talking about, and the new version of FreeNAS packs a lot of features for a point release.

      Plus an update on the show and what to expect, and we attempt something TechSNAP could never do as a video production, a live double FreeNAS upgrade!

      Sponsored By:

      Digital Ocean: Apply our promo snapocean after you create your...


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       2017-12-14

      Episode 347: A Farewell to Dan | TechSNAP 347


      We say farewell to Dan, but don't despair, we've still got a ton of great topics to cover as we say goodbye. We compare the handling of recent data breaches at imgur & DJI, share some in-depth guides on beefing up your security posture & see Dan off with some of your finest feedback and the world's tastiest roundup.


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      1h39m
       2017-11-30

      Episode 346: Neutral Nets | TechSNAP 346


      We get depressed over some new stats confirming our worst fears about the huge number of outdated and unpatched android systems. But, in some good news, Github wants to help you, and your open source projects, stay secure with their new Security Alerts feature. We discuss the details and what it needs to be relevant.

      Plus some handy tips for getting out of a sticky situation in git, a net neutrality PSA, and some big news from Dan.


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      1h17m
       2017-11-21

      Episode 345: Namespaces GOTO Jail | TechSNAP 345


      We can't contain our excitement as we dive deep into the world of jails, zones & so-called linux containers. Dan shares his years of experience using the time-tested original bad boy of containers, FreeBSD jails. Wes breaks down cgroups, namespaces & explains how they come together to create a container. Plus we discuss similarities, differences, workflows & more!

      And of course your fantastic feedback, a record setting round-up & so much more!


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      1h52m
       2017-11-18

      Episode 344: SSL Strippers | TechSNAP 344


      You may think that’s a secure password field, but don’t be fooled! We’ve got the disturbing tale of some negligent websites & their fraudulent fonts. Then, some top tips to evaluate the security of your banking institutions & best practices for verbal passwords. Plus, a controversial discussion of opsec, obfuscation, security & you!


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      1h18m
       2017-11-08

      Episode 343: Low Security Pillow Storage | TechSNAP 343


      We've got some top tips to turn you from ssh-novice to port-forwarding master. Plus the latest on the confusing story of Kaspersky, the NSA & a bone-headed contractor. Then, our backup sense is tingling, with the story of $30,000 lost to a forgotten pin.

      And of course your fantastic feedback, a record setting round-up & so much more on this week's episode of TechSNAP!


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      1h27m
       2017-11-01

      Episode 342: Cloudy with a chance of ABI | TechSNAP 342


      We air Microsoft's dirty laundry as news leaks about their less than stellar handling of a security database breach, plus a fascinating story of deceit, white lies, and tacos; all par for the course in the world of social engineering, and we find out that so-called-smart cards might not be so smart, after it is revealed that millions are vulnerable to a crippling cryptographic attack & more!


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      1h41m
       2017-10-25