Slavish adherence to guidelines considered…inadvisable?

Posted on November 20, 2015 in Security • Tagged with security, logging, linux, audit, breach, IT, business, CIS, guidelines • 7 min read

Industry “best practices” are STILL no substitute for expert help. Yes, this is one of ‘those’ stories.

Recently I was going over some logs trying to track down a mysterious ‘disappearing’ directory. Situations like this are typically not mysterious in the least, since directories don’t disappear. Either they’re …


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TigerVNC

Posted on December 09, 2014 in IT • Tagged with remote access, vnc, security, tls, linux, windows • 2 min read

I started using TigerVNC about two months ago, when a M$ update destroyed the remote desktop server that I had got running on my system. Historically, I’d preferred RDP to VNC due to the fact that the connection is encrypted, and the performance and responsiveness is much better. Additionally …


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